88 Lines About 44 Women

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"88 Lines About 44 Women"
Single by The Nails
from the album Hotel for Women (E.P.)
(later version appears on Mood Swing)
B-side Reel World
Released 1982
Genre New Wave
Length 4:47
Label Jimboco
Producer(s) The Nails
The Nails singles chronology
"Young and Wild/Transcontinental Ska"
"88 Lines About 44 Women"
"Let It All Hang Out/Phantom Heart"

88 Lines About 44 Women is the name of a hit single by the new wave band The Nails. Originally recorded for their EP Hotel for Women, the song was re-recorded and released to critical and commercial acclaim on the band's 1984 album Mood Swing. Along with the track, "Let It All Hang Out", "88 Lines About 44 Women" peaked at number forty-six on the US dance chart in March 1985.[1]

Both "88 Lines About 44 Women" and its B-side, "Reel World (Beat Boys and B-Girls)", were digitally remastered and appear on the extended Hotel for Women CD that was released in November 2009.

Track listing[edit]

Original pressing[edit]

  1. "88 Lines About 44 Women" - 4:32
  2. "Reel World (Beat Boys & B Girls)" - 5:00

1992 repressing[edit]

  1. "88 Lines About 44 Women" - 4:32
  2. "Things You Left Behind" - 4:03


In 1997, parody musician The great Luke Ski recorded a parody entitled "88 Lines About 44 Simpsons," a song about The Simpsons, each line about a different Simpsons character.

In 1999, David Nielsen of The Brunching Shuttlecocks recorded a parody entitled "88 Lines About 42 Presidents" about the Presidents of the United States through Bill Clinton.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
US Hot Dance Club Play (Billboard) 46


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 185.