Girls & Boys (Good Charlotte song)

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"Girls & Boys"
Single by Good Charlotte
from the album The Young and the Hopeless
Released May 9, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 3:01
Label Epic, Daylight
Songwriter(s) Benji Madden, Joel Madden
Producer(s) Eric Valentine
Good Charlotte singles chronology
"The Anthem"
"Girls & Boys"
"The Young & the Hopeless"

"The Anthem"
"Girls & Boys"
"The Young & the Hopeless"

"Girls & Boys" is the third single taken from Good Charlotte's second studio album, The Young and the Hopeless, released on July 4, 2003. The theme of the song is that girls do not like boys and only use them to acquire money and material goods. The song peaked at number forty-six on the Billboard Hot 100. Outside the United States, "Girls and Boys" peaked within the top ten of the charts in the United Kingdom, where it became their second top ten hit following "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous".

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song predominantly shows geriatric people dressed and acting like young people. The various members of the band are shown interacting with the older characters (for example playing video games and giving massages). At the end of the video, Benji Madden wakes up to find an old woman wearing one of his shirts and offering him a bowl of cereal.

The video for "Girls & Boys" was shot in the suburb of Ellerslie in Auckland, New Zealand. The longer version includes dialogue of a senior woman and the band, a parodying reference to Avril Lavigne's video "Complicated".


Chart (2003) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 33
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 45
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 47
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 36
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 25
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 44
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 84
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 48

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Girls & Boys"
  2. "Riot Girl" (Acoustic)
  3. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" (Acoustic)
  4. "The Young and the Hopeless" (Acoustic)
  5. "Girls & Boys" (Video)


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