“Boys and Girls” by Pixie Lott

Pixie Lott’s “Boys and Girls” is a dance song. And whereas you wouldn’t be able to ascertain such strictly from the title, at the same time the lyrics do not feature any type of complex metaphors, likely due to the fact that Pixie herself was quite young when it was dropped. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Pixie Lott's Boys and Girls at Lyrics.org.

Rather the track’s shtick, if you will, is that the featured message is apparently geared towards youngsters like Lott, i.e. “boys and girls”. And what the chorus seems to be saying is that one of the benefits of youth is being compelled to dance when a thumping song, such as this one, is being played. 

And it also may be that the chorus and perhaps second verse is set in something like a home-based basement party. But as for the first verse, it reads more like Pixie is in her bedroom, i.e. “looking in the mirror” and admiring her own dance moves.

And that’s pretty much all there is to it, besides the fact, as illustrated by the bridge, that the vocalist really, really likes dancing. Indeed the thesis sentiment of this piece is based on the notion that once the “beat” gets into “your bones”, then one can’t help but to dance and pretty much keep on dancing until the music stops.

Lyrics to "Boys and Girls" by Pixie Lott

Pixie Lott

Pixie Lott is a singer from the UK who has been professionally active since her early teens. Relatedly her debut studio album, “Turn It Up”, would have been released when she was 18 years old. 

And “Boys and Girls”, which was issued by Virgin Records on 5 September 2009, served as the second single from that project.

Whereas Pixie may have been one of the top up-and-comers on the UK music scene circa the end of the aughts into the 2010s, she has done relatively little, at least in terms of dropping new music, since. 

For instance, she has only come out with two studio albums since “Turn It Up”, 2011’s “Young Foolish Happy” and 2014’s “Pixie Lott”. Moreover her last big hit, as in song to make in onto the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, was 2014’s “Nasty”.  

In more recent times it seems that she has gone back to her stage roots (i.e. where her music career started), in addition to venturing into the reality TV side of the music industry.

Boys and Girls

“Boys and Girls”

Pixie Lott wrote this song alongside Mads Hauge and Phil Thornalley. And the latter two also produced the track, working with Fraser T Smith in that regard.

A demo of this tune managed to leak in 2018. However, it differs significantly from the version that was eventually released. For instance, Fraser Smith did not participate on said demo.

To date Pixie has managed to drop three UK Singles Chart toppers, with “Boys and Girls” being amongst them. The song also charted in quite a few other European nations, as well as of course Australia. And it went on to be certified silver in the United Kingdom.

This track samples a 2007 song by Rihanna entitled “Shut Up and Drive”.

Diane Martel, an American filmographer who has been directing music videos since the early 1990s, served such a role for this single.

Pixie Lott talks about "Boys and Girls"

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