Good Trouble

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Good Trouble
Studio album by REO Speedwagon
Released June 11, 1982
Recorded February–May 1982
Genre AOR
Length 37:57
Label Epic
Producer Kevin Cronin, Kevin Beamish, Alan Gratzer, Gary Richrath
REO Speedwagon chronology
Hi Infidelity
Good Trouble
Wheels Are Turnin'
Singles from Good Trouble
  1. "Keep the Fire Burnin'"
    Released: 1982
  2. "Sweet Time"
    Released: 1982
  3. "The Key"
    Released: 1982
  4. "Stillness of the Night"
    Released: 1982
  5. "Good Trouble"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Good Trouble is the tenth studio album by REO Speedwagon, released in 1982 as a follow-up to Hi Infidelity. It was the second-best selling album in the band's history, subsequently tied with Wheels Are Turnin', peaking at #7 on the Billboard charts. The single "Keep the Fire Burnin'" gave the band a #7 hit on Billboard's Pop Singles Chart and a #2 hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, their highest-charting hit on this chart.

None of the songs from this album have been performed by the band in concert since 1983 except "Keep the Fire Burnin'", which was played as an acoustic version in their two shows at Valencia, Venezuela during the "Live As We Know It Tour '87," and has been played occasionally in more recent years. "The Key" was part of a five-song medley the band performed during their 2001 tour. In 2013, the album was released on CD by UK-based company Rock Candy Records, with expanded liner notes and photos.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep the Fire Burnin'" Kevin Cronin 3:53
2. "Sweet Time" Cronin 3:08
3. "Girl with the Heart of Gold" Bruce Hall 4:24
4. "Every Now and Then" Gary Richrath 4:00
5. "I'll Follow You" Richrath 4:24
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "The Key" Cronin 3:26
7. "Back in My Heart Again" Richrath 3:19
8. "Let's Be-Bop" Hall 3:14
9. "Stillness of the Night" Richrath 3:43
10. "Good Trouble" Cronin 4:08


Additional personnel

  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Tom Kelly – backing vocals
  • Richard Page – backing vocals


  • Produced By Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath, Alan Gratzer & Kevin Beamish
  • Engineers: Kevin Beamish
  • Assistant Engineers: Bruce Barris, Tom Cummings
  • Mastering: Jeff Sanders



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ "Results – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discografie REO Speedwagon". Retrieved 2012-01-07.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – REO Speedwagon – Good Trouble". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
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