Girlfriend (Matthew Sweet song)

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Single by Matthew Sweet
from the album Girlfriend
FormatCD single
GenrePower pop
LabelZoo Entertainment
Songwriter(s)Matthew Sweet

"Girlfriend" is a 1991 single by the American power pop musician Matthew Sweet, released as the lead single from his third album, Girlfriend. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and #10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.[1]

In July 2017, Sweet told WXRT radio in Chicago that a friend and musician on the album, Lloyd Cole, convinced him that it was a good song worthy of the album.


In 1991, the music video for the song (directed by Roman Coppola) used clips from the anime film Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie.[2]

In 2002, the song was used in the Britney Spears film Crossroads.[1]

In 2006, the song was used in the music video game Guitar Hero II.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Kelly, Christina (October 26, 2011). "Matthew Sweet Looks Back on 20 Years of 'Girlfriend'". Spin. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Matthew Sweet, 'Girlfriend'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 12, 2019.

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