Catholic School Girls Rule

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"Catholic School Girls Rule"
Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers
from the album Freaky Styley
Released August 16, 1985
Format Music video
Recorded 1985
Genre Punk rock, funk rock
Length 1:55
Label EMI, Capitol Records
Songwriter(s) Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Cliff Martinez, Jack Sherman
Producer(s) George Clinton

"Catholic School Girls Rule" is a song from the 1985 album Freaky Styley by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Although never released as a proper radio single, a music video for the song was made and was directed by longtime friend, Dick Rude. The video was only played on Playboy TV because of a nude scene, and because it also featured a controversial scene of Kiedis singing from on a cross.[1] The song was also featured on the band's 1992 compilation album, What Hits!? and the music video can be found on the VHS/DVD of the same name.


The song is inspired by a 14-year-old girl who attended a local Catholic school that singer Anthony Kiedis briefly encountered backstage at a concert before discovering her age.[2]

The song's chorus features a riff identical to that of Thirsty and Miserable by Black Flag.

Live performances[edit]

"Catholic School Girls Rule" was performed regularly on the Freaky Styley Tour. Following that tour, it wasn't performed until a one off performance on the Blood Sugar Sex Magik Tour. The song wasn't performed again until the Stadium Arcadium World Tour. It has not been performed since then, but it was teased in 2016 on The Getaway World Tour.[3]