Girls (The 1975 song)

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"Girls"
The 1975 - "Girls".jpg
Single by The 1975
from the album The 1975
Released 11 November 2013 (2013-11-11)
Genre
Length 4:14
Label Dirty Hit
Songwriter(s)
  • Matthew Healy
  • George Daniel
  • Adam Hann
  • Ross MacDonald
Producer(s)
The 1975 singles chronology
"Sex"
(2013)
"Girls"
(2013)
"Settle Down"
(2014)

"Sex"
(2013)
"Girls"
(2013)
"Settle Down"
(2014)

"Girls" is a song by English rock band The 1975, released as a single from their self-titled debut. The song impacted contemporary hit radio. A music video for "Girls" was released on 23 October 2013 and the song was released on 11 November.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Girls" was released on 23 October 2013.[3] It follows the video for "Sex", which changed the art style of the band's music videos that were originally monochrome. Rather than reverting to the black-and-white style, the band decided to continue making music videos in color. Speaking about the music video, lead singer and guitarist Matty Healy said:

When we released our last video ['Sex'], people really reacted to the fact that it was in colour. There was a lot of conjecture and talk surrounding it - due to the fact that it was an unexpected stylistic change. It was brought to our attention that certain people thought we were 'conforming to a record company's wishes' along with other expected and unexpected clichés. Obviously this couldn't be further from the truth, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by a group of individuals whose mantra centres on facilitating our creative wishes, we found the whole idea of us being told what to do fascinating. The story of the band who suffer at the hands of a record label shortly after a delirious rise is a tale as old as time. So we kinda wanted to make a tongue-in-cheek video about it. Twinned with our love of '80s pop, its innocence, grandiosity and conceptual ideas in music videos – we wanted to make a video about a record label's attempt at enforced conformity. We got our mate Adam down to a studio in Los Angeles at the start of our USA tour, got four models and made a video about us not wanting to make a video.[4]

Track listing[edit]

UK promotional single
No.TitleLength
1."Girls" (Radio edit)3:26
2."Girls" (Instrumental)4:14
3."Girls" (Album version)4:14
Total length:8:43

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from liner notes.[5]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Gold 400,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[16] 11 November 2013 Contemporary hit radio Dirty Hit
Italy[17] 7 March 2014 Universal
United States[18] 15 July 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Standard - The 1975 review". 14 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Vanscene - The 1975 Girls". 7 January 2015. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Trendell, Andrew (23 October 2013). "Colour! Pop! Miley Cyrus? The 1975 reveal new video for 'Girls'". Gigwise. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Corner, Lewis. "The 1975 unveil 'Girls' music video – watch". Digital Spy. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  5. ^ The 1975 (Liner notes). United Kingdom: Dirty Hit. 2 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – The 1975 – Girls" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201439 into search. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – The 1975 – Girls". Tracklisten.
  9. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201438 into search. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  11. ^ "The 1975 Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  12. ^ "The 1975 Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  13. ^ "The 1975 Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "British single certifications – 1975 – Girls". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 April 2018.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Girls in the search field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ Corner, Lewis. "The 1975 unveil 'Girls' music video – watch". Digital Spy. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  17. ^ Aldi, Giorgia. "The 1975 – Girls (Universal)" (in Italian). Radio Airplay SRL. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.