Boys Wanna Be Her

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"Boys Wanna Be Her"
Single by Peaches
from the album Impeach My Bush
Released November 6, 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Glam rock, electroclash
Length 3:55 (Album Version)
3:57 (Radio Edit)
Label XL
Writer(s) Peaches
Producer(s) Peaches
Peaches singles chronology
"Boys Wanna Be Her"
"Wild Thing (Peaches Remix)"
Music video
"Boys Wanna Be Her" on YouTube

"Boys Wanna Be Her" is a song written and recorded by Peaches, released as the second single from her third full-length album, Impeach My Bush.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Boys Wanna Be Her" – 3:57
  2. "Boys Wanna Be Her" (The Flaming Lips Eat Peaches) – 3:14
  3. "Boys Wanna Be Her" (Tommy Sunshine’s Brooklyn Fire Retouch) – 5:04
  4. "Boys Wanna Be Her" (Weird Science Remix) – 3:53

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Boys Wanna Be Her" shows Peaches and The Herms, all dressed in glam rock fashions, hitting themselves until they bleed while performing the song on stage.

Song usage[edit]

"Boys Wanna Be Her" was featured in an episode of each of the television series Ugly Betty (episode tile: Don't Ask, Don't Tell)[1] and The L Word, for which it was also featured on the L Tunes: Music from and inspired by The L Word compilation album.[2] It is also used in the 2008 promos for the FX network show Dirt, the Electronic Arts videogame Need For Speed: ProStreet and the Matchstick Productions ski film, Push, and in promos for Dollhouse.[3]

"Boys Wanna Be Her (Tommie Sunshine's Brooklyn Fire Retouch)" appeared on the Ultra.Rock Remixed compilation album from Ultra Records in 2007. The Weird Science remix of the song was included on the 2008 album Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles by Steve Aoki.

The song is featured in the 2009 movie Whip It directed by Drew Barrymore and the movie's trailer; in addition, the song appears on the official Whip It Soundtrack.

This song was also featured in the trailer of the 2012 movie Bad Kids Go to Hell.

Part of the song is used in Canadian car television commercials for the 2011 Subaru Forester as part of the "Sexy Comes Standard" advertising campaign.

The song was also used during an episode of Lost Girl, a supernatural Canadian TV show.

Live performances[edit]

On April 13, 2007, Peaches made her second appearance on The Henry Rollins Show and performed Boys Wanna Be Her and Hit it Hard.[4][5]


Year Category Genre Recording Result
MVPA Awards[6]
2007 Best Make-up Music Video Boys Wanna Be Her Nominated