Why You Treat Me So Bad

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"Why You Treat Me So Bad"
Single by Club Nouveau
from the album Life, Love & Pain
Released July 20, 1987
Genre R&B, dance
Length 5:07
Writer(s) Denzil Foster, Jay King, Thomas McElroy

"Why You Treat Me So Bad" is a 1987 single by Club Nouveau from their 1986 album Life, Love & Pain. The basic melodic hook of the song is taken from a hit by Club Nouveau member Jay King's previous project as producer, Timex Social Club (namely, the song "Thinkin' About Ya"). The song has been sampled later by other musicians and singer Gwen Stefani's 2004 solo debut album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. was initially conceived after she listened to the song while being on tour with her rock band No Doubt.[1]

Sampling in music[edit]


Chart (1987)[3] Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 39
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 22
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2


  1. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer. "Gwen Stefani: Scared Solo". MTV News. Retrieved March 22, 2007.
  2. ^ Promis, Jose F. "Live, Love & Pain > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved March 22, 2007.
  3. ^ "Love, Love & Pain > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved March 22, 2007.