Boys Wanna Be Her

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"Boys Wanna Be Her"
Single by Peaches
from the album Impeach My Bush
ReleasedNovember 6, 2006
FormatCD single, digital download
GenrePunk rock, glam rock
Length3:55 (album version)
3:57 (radio edit)
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 shows Peaches and The Herms, all dressed in glam rock fashions, hitting themselves until they bleed while performing the song on stage.

Uses in other media[edit]

"Boys Wanna Be Her" was featured in episodes of television series Ugly Betty ("Don't Ask, Don't Tell")[1] and The L Word (featured on the L Tunes: Music from and inspired by The L Word compilation album).[2]

The song is used in the Canadian supernatural TV show Lost Girl.

It was used in promos for the FX network show Dirt and Fox network show Dollhouse.[3]

The song is featured in the Electronic Arts video game Need For Speed: ProStreet.

The song is used in the Matchstick Productions ski film Push.

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

The song is featured in the 2009 movie Whip It and the movie's trailer. In addition, the song appears on the official Whip It soundtrack.

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

The song is used as the theme music for the TBS late-night television series Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Peaches performed the song on season 4, episode 7 of Orphan Black, "The Antisocialism of Sex."

The song is used in the trailer for the Amazon series Fleabag.

The song is also included on the soundtrack to the 2016 film, How to Be Single.

During June 2017 the song is used in the UK channel 4 trailer for coverage of the Women's Soccer European Championship, featuring a schoolgirl playing keepic uppie.

The song is featured in a 2017 ad for CoverGirl starring professional motorcycle racer Shelina Moreda.

Other versions[edit]

"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.

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


  1. ^ "WhatSong Soundtracks - Stream Songs from the Latest Movies & TV Shows". What-song.
  2. ^ "L Tunes: Music from and Inspired by The L Word". Archived from the original on 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  3. ^ "TV Show Music – Dollhouse Music". Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  4. ^ "Portlandia".
  5. ^ "Marilyn Manson/Peaches". 13 April 2007 – via IMDb.
  6. ^ "Ashram presents Peaches, Shit Robot at Indochine".