Right to Be Wrong

Right to Be Wrong

"Right to Be Wrong"
Single by Joss Stone
from the album Mind Body & Soul
B-side "The Player"
Released 29 November 2004 (2004-11-29)
(see release history)
Format CD single, digital download,
7" single
Recorded Chung King Studios, Mojo Studios, Right Track Recording
(New York City, New York)
The Hit Factory Criteria
(Miami, Florida)
Length 4:40 (Album Version)
4:00 (Radio Edit)
Label Relentless
Writer(s) Joss Stone, Desmond Child, Betty Wright
Producer(s) Mike Mangini, Steve Greenberg, Betty Wright
Joss Stone singles chronology
"You Had Me"
"Right to Be Wrong"

"Right to Be Wrong" is a song by English soul singer-songwriter Joss Stone from her second studio album, Mind Body & Soul (2004). Written by Stone, Desmond Child and Betty Wright, the track was released in the United Kingdom on 29 November 2004 as the album's second single. It peaked at number twenty-nine on the UK Singles Chart, where it stayed for six weeks. It was later included on the 2011 compilation album The Best of Joss Stone 2003-2009. The song was covered in Spanish by Mexican rock singer Alejandra Guzmán on her 2004 album Lipstick, retitled "Tengo Derecho a Estar Mal" (meaning "I've Got the Right to Be Wrong").

Stone performed a folk version of the song when she made a cameo appearance as herself in the third season of the American series American Dreams, in the episode "Starting Over", which aired on 30 January 2005.

The song was included on the international soundtrack of the Brazilian soap opera Como uma Onda.


  • Critical reception 1
  • Track listings 2
  • Personnel 3
    • Musicians 3.1
    • Production 3.2
  • Charts 4
  • Release history 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Critical reception

Entertainment Weekly's David Browne says that "Right to Be Wrong, [is] a weirdly defensive song given Stone's out-of-the-gate success".[1] Yahoo's Music's Dan Gennoe called it "late night smoulder".[2]

Track listings

  1. "Right to Be Wrong" – 4:40
  2. "Jet Lag" (Acoustic Live Performance from Sessions@AOL) – 4:25
  1. "Right to Be Wrong" – 4:40
  2. "The Player" – 4:41
  3. "Don't Know How" (Acoustic Live Performance from Sessions@AOL) – 4:01
UK 7" single
A. "Right to Be Wrong" – 4:40
B. "Jet Lag" (Acoustic Live Performance from Sessions@AOL) – 4:25
UK and US promo single
  1. "Right to Be Wrong" (Radio Edit) – 3:59



Chart (2004) Peak
UK Singles Chart[3] 29
Chart (2005) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 66
Belgian Tip Chart (Flanders)[5] 2
Belgian Tip Chart (Wallonia)[5] 16
Dutch Top 40[3] 14
Italian Singles Chart 30
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 46
US Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks[6] 27

Release history

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom 29 November 2004 CD single[7] Relentless
7" single[8]


  1. ^ "Music Review: Mind, Body & Soul, by Joss Stone". Entertainment Weekly. 1 October 2004. 
  2. ^ http://uk.launch.yahoo.com/041012/33/1x88x.html
  3. ^ a b c "Joss Stone – Right To Be Wrong – Music Charts". αCharts.us. Retrieved 29 January 2008. 
  4. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 28 March 2005" (PDF) (787). 20 April 2005. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "ultratop.be – Joss Stone – Right To Be Wrong".  
  6. ^ "Joss Stone Album & Song Chart History – Adult Pop Songs".  
  7. ^ "Right to Be Wrong (CD 1): Joss Stone: Amazon.co.uk: Music".  
  8. ^ "Right to Be Wrong (7" vinyl): Joss Stone: Amazon.co.uk: Music".  

External links