Girls Chase Boys

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"Girls Chase Boys"
Single by Ingrid Michaelson
from the album Lights Out
Released February 4, 2014
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Indie pop
Length 3:41
Label Cabin 24 Records, Mom + Pop Music
Writer(s) Ingrid Michaelson, Trent Dabbs, Barry Dean
Ingrid Michaelson singles chronology
"Fire"
(2012)
"Girls Chase Boys"
(2014)
"Afterlife"
(2014)
Music video
Girls Chase Boys on YouTube

"Girls Chase Boys" is the lead single off Ingrid Michaelson's sixth studio album, Lights Out. The accompanying music video is a homage to Robert Palmer's video for "Simply Irresistible", featuring different genders in the dancer roles instead of just women. The song has peaked at No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background[edit]

Michaelson spoke about the development of the song and stated, “'Girls Chase Boys' started out as a break-up song but took on a deeper meaning as I continued writing. More than just being about my experience, its focus shifted to include the idea that, no matter who or how we love, we are all the same. The video takes that idea one step further, and attempts to turn stereotypical gender roles on their head. Girls don’t exclusively chase boys. We all know this. We all chase each other and in the end we are all chasing after the same thing: love.”[1] It was written by Ingrid Michaelson, along with Trent Dabbs and Barry Dean.

Commercial performance[edit]

This song has become Michaelson's highest charting single and biggest airplay hit since "The Way I Am" hit #37 in 2007, peaking so far at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as her highest appearance on the Adult Pop Songs chart (No. 6). It is also her first appearance on the magazine's Pop Songs chart, debuting at No. 40 and quickly reaching No. 25 so far. Also, it has even reached No. 38 on the Hot 100 Airplay (Radio Songs) chart, her first single to list on that chart.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Girls Chase Boys" was released on February 4, 2014.[2] It is a homage to Robert Palmer's 1988 video for "Simply Irresistible", featuring different genders in the dancer roles instead of just women.[3][4]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Nagorski (2014-02-04). "Ingrid Michaelson Turns Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible" On Its Head With "Girls Chase Boys"NewNowNext". Newnownext.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  2. ^ Michaelson, Ingrid (February 4, 2014). "Ingrid Michaelson - Girls Chase Boys (An Homage to Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible") - OFFICIAL". Youtube. 
  3. ^ "Girls Chase Boys: The Robert Palmer Homage | The Bilerico Project". Bilerico.com. 2014-04-08. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Art of the Homage: Grading Ingrid Michaelson’s “Girls Chase Boys” | IRVING HARVEY | Post-Production". Irving Harvey. 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Ingrid Michaelson. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201438 into search. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  7. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201437 into search. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Ingrid Michaelson. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  9. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Ingrid Michaelson. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs for Ingrid Michaelson. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  11. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Ingrid Michaelson. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  12. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Ingrid Michaelson. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Ingrid Michaelson. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  14. ^ "Adult Alternative Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.