Album: Trouble (2004)
Charted: 25
  • The title track of Ray LaMontagne's debut album, this was originally released as a single in February 2005 but failed to chart on that occasion. Re-released during the following year's summer, it peaked at #25 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • LaMontagne said during a Reddit AMA that the song was a writing exercise. He explained: "The inspiration for 'Trouble' was really more an exercise in the writing process. I was trying to emulate early sixties soul songs that were very simple in structure, simple and direct in the lyric, but somehow they're really effective. Even though if you take them apart, there's not a lot of parts, there's something so effective. They seem to last forever. I was trying to write one of those kind of songs."
  • The song soundtracked a Travelers Insurance campaign, which showed a dog concerned over the security of his bone.
  • This featured in the second season of the American television show Rescue Me, along with the Trouble tracks "Burn" and "All the Wild Horses." The song has also featured in episodes of Torchwood, The Office and the finale of the first season of True Blood.
  • LaMontagne performed this on the March 7, 2009 episode of Saturday Night Live.


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