I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You

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"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You"
Boyfriend cover.jpg
Single by Black Kids
from the album Partie Traumatic
B-side
ReleasedApril 7, 2008
Formatvinyl (7"), 12", CD single, digital download
RecordedDecember 2007 – January 2008
GenreIndie pop, new wave
Length3:40
LabelAlmost Gold AGUK1
Songwriter(s)Reggie Youngblood, Owen Holmes, Kevin Snow, Dawn Watley, Ali Youngblood
Producer(s)Bernard Butler (A-side), Discos & Dragons (B-sides), The Twelves (remix)
Black Kids singles chronology
"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You"
(2008)
"Hurricane Jane"
(2008)

"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" is a song by American indie rock band Black Kids, from their debut album Partie Traumatic. It was released as the band's debut single by Almost Gold Recordings on April 7, 2008 in the UK, and by Columbia Records on May 27, 2008 in the US. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 11. The demo version from the band's 2007 EP Wizard of Ahhhs placed at number 68 on Pitchfork Media's Top 100 Tracks of 2007. The song was also covered by British pop singer Kate Nash.

According to lead singer Reggie Youngblood, the track was inspired by Jacksonville's dance party scene: he realized that usually, he would end up with girls who couldn't dance.[1] The line "You are the girl, that I've been dreaming of, ever since I was a little girl" is based on an inside joke between Reggie and his sister Ali Youngblood where they would refer to wanting something as "Ever since I was a little girl".[2]

Track listings[edit]

All songs by Black Kids, except where noted.

7" single (pink vinyl)
  1. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" – 3:39
  2. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" (Sophie B. Hawkins) – 2:26
12" single (white vinyl)
  1. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" – 3:39
  2. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" (The Twelves Remix) – 3:46
  3. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" (The Twelves Remix - Dub Version) – 3:46
CD single
  1. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" – 3:39
  2. "You Turn Me On" (Beat Happening) – 2:50
  3. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" (Hawkins) – 2:26

Personnel[edit]

  • Owen Holmes – bass guitar
  • Kevin Snow – drums
  • Dawn Watley – keyboards and vocals
  • Ali Youngblood – keyboards and vocals
  • Reggie Youngblood – guitar and vocals

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INTERVIEW - BLACK KIDS". Vice magazine. 2007-04-09. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  2. ^ "Black Kids' Ali Youngblood: The New Gay Interview". The New Gay. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Black Kids – I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart 2008" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

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