"Boys Boys Boys" is a song written by Lady Gaga and RedOne in 2007. The song was released on Gaga's debut album, The Fame, and was planned to be released as the next single after "Paparazzi", but was cancelled. Instead, The Fame Monster was released earlier, and "Bad Romance" was chosen as the new single.
Background and composition
After being dropped by Island Def Jam, New Heights Entertainment decided to introduce Gaga to RedOne, as they were both represented by them at the time. After some hesitation, RedOne agreed to meet Gaga, and they created the basis for "Boys Boys Boys" on the first day. The song was available briefly on Gaga's MySpace in 2007. The inspiration behind it was to make a pop song with a bit of rock to impress the guy she was dating at the time, who was really into metal.
|“||I wanted to write the female version of Motley Crue’s ‘Girls Girls Girls,’ but with my own twist. I wanted to write a pop song that rockers would like.||”|
|“||I wrote the track as a mating call. I was dating this who was really into heavy metal and I wanted to write a pop song that would make him fall in love with me. So I wrote that record and we dated for two years. It reminds me of "Girls, Girls, Girls" by Motley Crue. The subtext is that even though I'm a very free and sexually empowered woman, I'm not a man hater. I celebrate very American sentiments abouts bar and drinking and men buying women drinks. It's a very heavy metal sentiment that I celebrate in a pop song.||”|
- Manhattan Clique Remix — 6:35
- All instruments played and programmed — RedOne
- Recorded and engineered — RedOne at 333 Studios (New York, NY, )
- Mixed — Robert Orton
- [BMI] Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing / GloJoe Music Inc.
- [BMI] Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ Songs of RedOne, LLC