Keep Your Hands off My Girl

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"Keep Your Hands off My Girl"
Single by Good Charlotte
from the album Good Morning Revival
Released February 23, 2007 (Australia)
March 12, 2007 (UK)
Format CD single
Genre Dance-punk, alternative rock, pop-punk
Length 3:25
Label Epic, Daylight
Writer(s) Joel Madden, Benji Madden
Producer(s) Don Gilmore
Good Charlotte singles chronology
"The River"
(2007)
"Keep Your Hands off My Girl"
(2007)
"Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Want to Be in Love)"
(2007)
Alternative cover
Japanese version front cover

"Keep Your Hands off My Girl" is a song by American rock band Good Charlotte. It was released in late 2006 on their official website and MySpace page and is the fifth track on their fourth full-length studio album, Good Morning Revival. The song is the first and debut single off the album Good Morning Revival in the United Kingdom, Australia and Latin America. However, it was not released in North America as a single and is certified Gold in Australia.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Keep Your Hands off My Girl" (album version) – 3:25
  2. "Face the Strange" - 2:59
  3. "I Just Wanna Live" (acoustic version) – 2:46
  4. "Keep Your Hands off My Girl" (Broken Spindles remix) – 4:35
  5. "Keep Your Hands off My Girl" (Street version) (video) – 3:35
7" picture disc
  • Side A
  1. "Keep Your Hands off My Girl"
  • Side B
  1. "Face the Strange"

Music videos[edit]

A video for the song was posted on the band's MySpace page on October 26, 2006. It was directed by Nylon editor-in-chief Marvin Scott Jarrett, who also directed the band's rockumentary, Fast Future Generation. This video, which consists of the band playing in a white room (wearing the very clothes that they wore for the album cover), was stated as being something they made for the fans.[citation needed] However, it received some airplay on UK music television channels after the decision was made to release "Keep Your Hands off My Girl" as the first single from Good Morning Revival in some territories outside North America.

A second video was made for television. It featured the band playing the song in an underground club, where most of the patrons are women. Originally, this video was played on a few UK channels, but by the start of March, it had replaced the earlier video on most channels. It was also used for the band's content on the Xbox Live Marketplace for their Artist of the Month. Cinematographed by Samuel Bayer (the director of Good Charlotte's "Hold On" video) and directed by Bayer's long-time assistant Brian Lazzaro, the video was featured on an episode of MTV's "Making the Video.[1]

The video[clarification needed] for "Keep Your Hands off My Girl" made its debut in the UK on the rock music channel Scuzz on January 17, 2007. On MTV Latin America's Los 10+ Pedidos the video premiered on February 5, 2007. It reached the top spot on MTV2's rock chart.

Certifications[edit]

Country Sales Certification
Australia 35,000 Gold[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 5
Austrian Singles Chart[4] 29
Dutch Singles Chart[5] 32
European Hot 100 Singles[6] 37
Finnish Singles Chart[7] 9
Germany Singles Chart[8] 32
Greek Singles Chart[9] 43
Ireland Singles Chart[10] 32
Italian Singles Chart 12
New Zealand Singles Chart[4] 20
Swedish Singles Chart[4] 49
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 27
UK Singles Chart 23

"Keep Your Hands off My Girl" entered the UK charts on downloads alone at number thirty-eight on March 4, 2007. It was officially released as a physical CD single on March 12, 2007 and reached number twenty-three on March 18, 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTV". Campaign.mtv.dk. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  2. ^ "ARIA Australia". Aria.com.au. 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Singles". ARIA Charts. Retrieved March 4, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Good Charlotte - Keep Your Hands Off My Girl". Retrieved March 22, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Dutch Singles Chart". Retrieved January 27, 2008. 
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/303007/good+charlotte/chart?f=349. Retrieved June 22, 2007.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ http://www.yle.fi/lista/listat/tuote.php?id=7707. Retrieved March 14, 2007.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Germany Singles Top 100 (12/2007)". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved March 23, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Top 50 Singles - Εβδομάδα Chart 12/2007" [Top 50 Singles - Week Chart 12/2007]. Archived from the original on 2007-04-06. Retrieved April 7, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Ireland Singles Top 50 (11/2007)". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved March 15, 2007. 

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