The Girls (song)

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"The Girls"
Single by Calvin Harris
from the album I Created Disco
B-side "Rock N Roll Attitude"
Released 4 June 2007
Format CD single, 12" single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre
Length 3:52 (radio edit)
5:15 (album version)
Label Sony/Columbia
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"Acceptable in the 80s"
(2007)
"The Girls"
(2007)
"Merrymaking at My Place"
(2007)

"The Girls" is a song by Scottish recording artist Calvin Harris. It was released on 4 June 2007 as the second single from his debut studio album I Created Disco (2007).

"The Girls" was Harris' highest charting single on the Official UK Top 40, as of 10 June 2007, "The Girls" has reached a peak of number three. A "bootleg" version of the song leaked on file sharing a several months before I Created Disco was released. The song has been covered by electropop outfit Dragonette, who changed the main lyric to "The Boys".

Music video[edit]

The video features a group of women in brightly coloured wigs and underwear performing a dance routine around Harris.

Track listing[edit]

Maxi CD (FLYEYE 005)
No. Title Length
1. "The Girls" (Radio Edit) 3:52
2. "Rock N Roll Attitude"   3:19
3. "The Girls" (Groove Armada Remix) 8:04
4. "The Girls" (Micky Slim's Bomb Squad Mix) 7:09


12" Vinyl 1 (FLYEYE 006)
No. Title Length
1. "The Girls" (Album Version) 5:15
2. "Rock N Roll Attitude"   3:19
3. "The Girls" (Micky Slim's Bomb Squad Mix) 7:09


12" Vinyl 2 (FLYEYE 009)
No. Title Length
1. "The Girls" (Groove Armada Remix) 8:04
2. "The Girls" (Groove Armada Dub) 7:47


iTunes Exclusive
No. Title Length
1. "The Girls" (Pete Tong Radio 1 Session) 5:11

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 33
Ireland (IRMA) 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 3

Official versions and remixes[edit]

  • A cappella version (3:15)
  • Album Version / Original Mix (5:15)
  • Acoustic Version (3:27)
  • D La Rock & Niels Von Geyer Remix (5:41)
  • Groove Armada Dub (7:47)
  • Groove Armada Remix (8:04)
  • Molella Remix (6:16)
  • Micky Slim's Bomb Squad Mix (7:09)
  • Napster Live Session (4:05)
  • Pete Tong Radio 1 Session (5:11)
  • Pornocult Remix (7:42)
  • Pornocult Remix Edit (3:33)
  • Q Live Session (3:17)
  • Radio Edit (3:52)
  • Samuele Sartini Radio Edit (3:51)
  • Samuele Sartini Remix (6:04)
  • Stonebridge Remix (6:39)

Uses in media[edit]

The song is used to advertise for America's Next Top Model on Channel 10, Australia; to advertise the addition of the two Mitchell sisters, Ronnie and Roxy on EastEnders, BBC 1, United Kingdom; and in Episode 13 of ABC's Ugly Betty. The song was also used in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 production of The Taming Of The Shrew to introduce the play. It has also been used in Jean Paul Gaultier's fashion show for his Fall/ Winter Collection of 2009. The song was used in a 2009 series of adverts for Two and a Half Men on Comedy Central in the UK. It was also used in the soundtrack for Top Spin 3.

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