Boys Will Be Boys (The Ordinary Boys song)

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"Boys Will Be Boys"
Single by The Ordinary Boys
from the album Brassbound
Released 6 June 2005
Format 7" vinyl, CD, Digital download
Length 2:43
The Ordinary Boys singles chronology
"Boys Will Be Boys"
"Life Will Be the Death of Me"

"Boys Will Be Boys" is a single by British rock group the Ordinary Boys.

It was released in 2005, when it reached number 16 in the UK Singles Chart, but it re-entered the charts in January 2006, following singer Samuel Preston's appearance on Celebrity Big Brother. It reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart and went to number 1 in the UK Official Download Chart on 8 February 2006.

In the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the song can be heard playing during a scene into the Gryffindor common room (at min. 31:35). In the film Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj the song is used in the intro. In the film The Best Man, the song is part of the soundtrack, and it can be heard during a scene on a train of the London Underground "The Tube" (at min. 28:32).

The song was also covered in a 'Oompa-ska' style by Goldfrapp for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on 27 April 2006.[1] It was subsequently released by Goldfrapp on their single "Satin Boys, Flaming Chic". The song was ranked at number 49 in the 100 biggest selling singles of 2006.

The toasted verse towards the end of the song is performed by Ranking Junior, the son of Ranking Roger of 2-Tone group the Beat.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Boys Will Be Boys"
  2. "The KKK Took My Baby Away"
  1. "Boys Will Be Boys"
  2. "We Soldier On"
  1. "Boys Will Be Boys"
  2. "Quarter Life Crisis"
  3. "Boys Will Be Boys" (Lady Sovereign Remix)
  4. "Boys Will Be Boys" (Video)