Busted! 6 songs about getting into a little trouble
Getting into it, getting out of it, or starting a little bit – here are 6 of our favorite songs about trouble.
These six songs showcase all sides of trouble. Whether you’re feeling troubled or feeling like a troublemaker, we have a tune for you!
'There’s Your Trouble' by The Dixie Chicks
This female American country music band, composed of three Texans, are known for a little trouble. In this twangy tune they sing about a man who is “seeing double with the wrong one.” The song was the second single on the album "Wide Open Spaces," and the band’s first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot Country Chart in the fall of 1998. The Chicks – sisters Martie and Emily and lead singer Natalie – were most popular in the late 1990s, and have recently gone back on tour, reviving their old hits and recording new ones as well.
'Trouble' by Ray LaMontagne
Above is a live performance by soulful singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne that will make you feel trouble in your bones. LaMontagne grew up in New Hampshire as one of six children, and spontaneously quit his job to pursue a career as a musician. This song above is the acoustic version of one of his biggest hits about a man plagued by trouble and how he gets out of it by being saved by the love from a woman. It was the title track on his debut album, "Trouble," released in 2004. The album won many awards, and the song appeared in the popular TV series "Alias." LaMontagne has gone on to release five more studio albums with a similar soulful style.
'My Name is Trouble' by Keren Ann
“My name is Trouble, my first name’s a mess.” This is the opening line of this song from Keren Ann, a multi-talented singer, songwriter and composer with a distinctive voice. Keren Ann was born in Caesarea, a town rich with ancient history in northern Israel, to a Japanese-Dutch mother and Russian-Israeli father. The Indie pop musician currently splits her time between Paris and Tel Aviv, making and performing music. "My Name is Trouble" is a hit off of her sixth album which was released in 2011. By the time this was released, she had already reached fame in the United States with help from her songs being featured on popular TV shows like "Grey’s Anatomy" and "Big Love."
'Trouble' by R3Hab featuring Verite
This alt-pop hit is a collaboration between R3hab and Verite. R3hab is a Dutch DJ and record producer who grew up in Morocco. He is most known for his influence on the Dutch house music scene. For this 2017 hit he partnered up with American pop singer Verite. Earlier this year, Verite was featured on the "Today" show as the Artist of the Month, and with this hit is poised for success. She sings, “Cause you’ve been nothing but trouble, I know what you’re trying to get in my head.” Hopefully she can shed this troublemaker as she pursues success with R3hab.
'Trouble' by Pink
American singer-songwriter and all-around rebel Pink proudly claims the title of trouble. The pop-rock singer started her music career in the 1990s as part of the girl group Choice and quickly broke off to pursue a solo career. She has had massive hits like "Get the Party Started," "Just Like a Pill" and "So What" reach the top of the charts. In her career to date she has sold over 47 million albums worldwide and won three Grammy awards. With this song, "Trouble," Pink won a Grammy for the Best Female Rock Performance. “I’m trouble,” she repeats in the song, and clearly it's working for her.
'Trouble' by Iggy Azalea featuring Jennifer Hudson
Born and raised in Australia, Azalea was the first non-American female rapper to reach the top of the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts with her debut album, "The New Classic." She went on to become only the fourth female rapper in history to reach No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard’s Hot 100 list. The song "Trouble" features former "American Idol" contestant and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. The song was re-released on the album "Reclassified" in 2014 and landed on the Billboard charts in Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. The song talks about a boy who is trouble, but Iggy shakes it off saying “a little trouble only makes for a good time.”
Hope you enjoyed those six songs that celebrate the ones who stir up a little trouble. Have any songs you think we should add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.
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