You Think You're a Man

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"You Think You're a Man"
Single by Divine
from the album The Story So Far
ReleasedJuly 1984
FormatVinyl, 12-inch single
LabelBellaphon Records, Proto Records
Songwriter(s)Geoff Deane
Producer(s)Barry Evangeli, Stock Aitken Waterman
Divine singles chronology
"Shake It Up"
"You Think You're a Man"
"I'm So Beautiful"

"You Think You're a Man" is the fifth single from the album The Story So Far by Divine. It was written by Geoff Deane, formerly the lead singer and main songwriter with both the Leyton Buzzards and Modern Romance, and his sometime songwriting partner Keith Miller. Geoff Deane later went on to write the cross dressing-themed movie Kinky Boots.

The song was later covered by The Vaselines in 1987 and appeared on the EP Son of a Gun.

Chart performance[edit]

"You Think You're a Man" was the first single produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman to reach the UK Top 75 chart, peaking at number 16 in August 1984[1] and number 14 on the Irish Singles Chart.[2][better source needed]

It spent nine weeks on the German Singles Chart, peaking at number 32 in September 1984.[3] It was Divine's third Top 40 single on the chart.[4]

The single was most successful in Australia, where it reached number 8 in October 1984 (for two weeks) and remained on the Kent Music Report Top 100 chart for 18 weeks.[5] It also became Divine's first single to chart on the New Zealand Singles Chart. It debuted and peaked at number 27 in March 1985, and spent four weeks on the chart.[6]


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 8
German Singles Chart 32
Irish Singles Chart 14
New Zealand Singles Chart 27
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 9
UK Singles Chart[9] 16

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[10] 78

Live performances[edit]

Divine performed the song "You Think You're a Man" as the featured musical guest on the Australian TV program Countdown on October 7, 1984. Divine also performed on the UK TV program Top of the Pops on July 19, 1984, which resulted in a barrage of complaints.[11]

Media appearances[edit]

A cover of the song, by dance band Full Frontal, was featured in the British television series Queer as Folk, in the second episode. It was also featured in the series premiere of the North American version. Australian Tim Campbell covered the song on his 2018 album Electrifying 80s.

Track listings[edit]

  • Dutch 12-inch vinyl single[12]
  1. "You Think You're a Man (Remix)" - 6:26
  2. "You Think You're a Man (Radio Mix)" - 3:35
  3. "Give It Up" - 3:05
  • German 12-inch vinyl single[13]
  1. "You Think You're a Man (Special Remix)" - 6:26
  2. "You Think You're a Man" - 8:07


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Screen shot of page 2 of search results for 'Divine' on". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  3. ^ "Offizielle Deutche Charts > Divine - You Think You're a Man". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  4. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Divine (singles)". GfK Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 978-0-646-11917-5.
  6. ^ " > Divine - You Think You're a Man (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-646-11917-5. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  8. ^ Divine - Discography Swiss Charts Online. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  9. ^ "Official Charts > Divine". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  10. ^ BigKev. "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts – 1980s". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  11. ^ Divine - Discography Archived 2010-04-29 at the Wayback Machine Dreamland News. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  12. ^ Divine - You Think You're A Man Dutch Single Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  13. ^ Divine - You Think You're A Man German Single Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-15.

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