I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You

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"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You"
Single by Black Kids
from the album Partie Traumatic
B-side "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
"You Turn Me On",
remix by The Twelves
Released April 7, 2008
Format vinyl (7"), 12", CD single, digital download
Recorded December 2007 – January 2008
Genre Indie pop, new wave
Length 3:40
Label Almost Gold AGUK1
Writer(s) Reggie Youngblood, Owen Holmes, Kevin Snow, Dawn Watley, Ali Youngblood
Producer(s) Bernard Butler (A-side), Discos & Dragons (B-sides), The Twelves (remix)
Black Kids singles chronology
"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You"
(2008)
"Hurricane Jane"
(2008)

"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" is a song by American indie rock band Black Kids, from their debut album Partie Traumatic. It was released as the band's debut single by Almost Gold Recordings on April 7, 2008 in the UK, and by Columbia Records on May 27, 2008 in the US. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number eleven. The demo version from the band's 2007 EP Wizard of Ahhhs placed at number sixty-eight on Pitchfork Media's Top 100 Tracks of 2007. The song was also covered by British pop singer Kate Nash.

According to lead singer Reggie Youngblood the track was inspired by Jacksonville's dance party scene: Although he frequented them he realized more often than not he would usually end up with girls who couldn't dance.[1] The song is noted for its 'bi-curious' lyrics, specifically the line "You are the girl, that I've been dreaming of, ever since I was a little girl". According to Reggie's sister and bandmate Ali Youngblood, this is based on an inside joke between the two of them where they would refer to wanting something "Ever since I was a little girl".[2]

Track listings[edit]

All songs by Black Kids, except where noted.

7" single (pink vinyl)
  1. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" – 3:39
  2. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" (Sophie B. Hawkins) – 2:26
12" single (white vinyl)
  1. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" – 3:39
  2. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" (The Twelves Remix) – 3:46
  3. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" (The Twelves Remix - Dub Version) – 3:46
CD single
  1. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" – 3:39
  2. "You Turn Me On" (Beat Happening) – 2:50
  3. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" (Hawkins) – 2:26

Music video[edit]

The music video for "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" was filmed in London in February 2008 and directed by Chris Boyle.

Personnel[edit]

  • Owen Holmes – bass guitar
  • Kevin Snow – drums
  • Dawn Watley – keyboards and vocals
  • Ali Youngblood – keyboards and vocals
  • Reggie Youngblood – guitar and vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 11

Media[edit]

  • The song was on the motion picture soundtrack for the film, Jennifer's Body. It was also played in a scene during the movie Role Models, and featured on an advert for music channel The Box.
  • A remix of the song by The Twelves was also in the game FIFA 09.
  • The Twelves remix of the song was covered by the Glee cast on their 2nd-season 20th episode entitled "Prom Queen" with the character Blaine Anderson singing the lead vocals.
  • The song was featured in iSoundtrack II, the second soundtrack for the Nickelodeon series iCarly.
  • The song was used in the episode "And The Rich People Problems" on the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INTERVIEW - BLACK KIDS". Vice magazine. 2007-04-09. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Black Kids’ Ali Youngblood: The New Gay Interview". The New Gay. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 

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