Little Miss Dangerous

Album: Little Miss Dangerous (1986)

Songfacts®:

  • Although Nugent has always loved women, he was always more physical than spiritual, but he wrote this song about a woman who shared his life for nine years, Pele Massa, whom he met when she was 17 and he was 30. His detractors have accused him of statutory rape, but in the UK a man twice that age could have sex legally with a 16 year old, so one is entitled to put this down to sour grapes.

    Nugent was a married man at the time, but in July 1978 his first wife served him with divorce papers. Although he and Pele never married, his daughter Sasha said she became a surrogate mother to her and her brother. Nugent himself said he fell head over heels for her.
  • Running to 4 minutes 50 seconds, "Little Miss Dangerous" was the title track to Nugent's ninth album, and was also released as a single on the Atlantic label. Backed by "Angry Young Man," it made #22 on the Mainstream Rock chart. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • The song was used on a 1986 episode of the TV show Miami Vice that was also titled "Little Miss Dangerous." The show, which was in its second season, was very popular at the time and provided great exposure for the song.

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