You Trip Me Up


"You Trip Me Up" is a song by the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain from their 1985 debut album Psychocandy. The track was released as the second single from the record through Blanco y Negro Records in May 1985.[1] The song was written by band members William Reid and Jim Reid.

"You Trip Me Up"
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Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album Psychocandy
B-side"Just Out of Reach"
ReleasedMay 1985
GenreNoise pop
LabelBlanco y Negro
Songwriter(s)William Reid, Jim Reid
Producer(s)The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain singles chronology
"Never Understand"
"You Trip Me Up"
"Just Like Honey"

It was one of the first four songs by the band that were recorded for a Peel Session.[2]

A music video for the song was recorded in Algarve, Portugal.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

The song was ranked number 6 among the "Tracks of the Year" for 1985 by NME.[4]

Chart performanceEdit

The single reached number 55 on the UK Singles Chart.[5]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Jim Reid and William Reid.

7" (NEG 13)

  1. "You Trip Me Up" – 2:22
  2. "Just Out of Reach" – 3:04

12" (NEG 13T)

  1. "You Trip Me Up" – 2:22
  2. "Just Out of Reach" – 3:04
  3. "Boyfriend's Dead" – 1:36


The Jesus and Mary ChainEdit

Additional personnelEdit


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  2. ^ "The Story Of The Jesus And Mary Chain's Psychocandy ". The Quietus. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  3. ^ "The Jesus and Mary Chain esta quinta no EDP Vilar de Mouros: O gato e o rato de óculos escuros". Blitz. 23 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year". NME. 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ "You Trip Me Up". Chart Stats. Retrieved on 9 December 2008.

External linksEdit

  • Lyrics at