Girls & Boys (Good Charlotte song)
|"Girls & Boys"|
|Single by Good Charlotte|
|from the album The Young and the Hopeless|
|Released||May 9, 2003|
|Songwriter(s)||Benji Madden, Joel Madden|
|Good Charlotte singles chronology|
"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".
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".
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||45|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||47|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||25|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||84|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||6|
|US Billboard Hot 100||48|
- "Girls & Boys"
- "Riot Girl" (Acoustic)
- "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" (Acoustic)
- "The Young and the Hopeless" (Acoustic)
- "Girls & Boys" (Video)
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