It's Different for Girls

Joe Jackson

About It's Different for Girls

"It's Different for Girls" is a song by Joe Jackson appearing on his 1979 album, I'm the Man. The song has since become one of his most successful singles, notably being the highest charting Joe Jackson single in the UK. Covers have been recorded and released by several different artists. In 2007, Freaky Trigger ranked the song at number 52 in its list of "The Top 100 Songs of All Time".


Year:
2004
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What the hell is wrong with you tonight? 
I can't seem to say or do the right thing 
Wanted to be sure you're feeling right 
Wanted to be sure we want the same thing 

She said, I can't believe it 
You can't, possibly mean it 
Don't we, all want the same thing 
Don't we 
Well, who said anything about love? 

No, not love she said 
Don't you know that it's different for girls? 
(Don't give me love) 
No, not love she said 
Don't you know that it's different for girls? 
You're all the same 

Mama always told me save yourself 
Take a little time and find the right girl 
Then again don't end up on the shelf 
Logical advice gets you in a whirl 

I know, a lot of things that you don't 
You want to hear some? 
She said, just give me something 
Anything 
Well give me all you got but not love 

No, not love she said 
Don't you know that it's different for girls? 
(Don't give me love) 
No, not love she said 
Don't you know that it's different for girls? 
You're all the same 
You're all the same 
You're all the same 
You're all the same 
You're all the same 
You're all the same 
You're all the same 
You're all the same 

Who said anything about love? 

No, not love she said 
Don't you know that it's different for girls? 
(Don't give me love) 
No, not love she said 
Don't you know that it's different for girls? 
(Don't give me love) 
No, no, no, no, not love she said 
Don't you know that it's different for girls? 
(Don't give me love) 
No, no, no, no, no, not love she said 
Don't you know that it's different for girls? 
You're all the same 
You're all the same 
You're all the same 
You're all the same

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter now living in Berlin, whose five Grammy Award nominations span from 1979 to 2001. He is probably best known for the 1979 hit song and first single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which still gets extensive US FM radio airplay; for his 1982 hit, "Steppin' Out"; and for his 1984 success with "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)". He was popular for his pop/rock and New Wave music early on before moving to more eclectic, though less commercially successful, pop/jazz/classical hybrids. more »

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Written by: Joe Jackson

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12 facts about this song

Genre Identification
"It's Different for Girls" is predominantly a new wave pop song, which was a combination of punk rock and pop music, popular during the late 70s and early 80s.
Album Specification
The song is from Joe Jackson's second studio album, "I'm the Man", released in 1979.
Chart Performance
The single peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart, making it one of Joe Jackson's highest charting songs, but it did not chart in the United States.
Song Subject
"It's Different for Girls" is about gender differences and challenges the traditional stereotypes about male and female romantic and sexual behaviors.
Language Usage
The song is characterized by Joe Jackson's clever lyrics and wordplay, which was considered ahead of its time in the late 70s.
Song Creation
Joe Jackson penned the song himself and it's a turning point in his songwriting where he began addressing more serious and ironic subjects.
Critics' Review
"It's Different for Girls" received positive reviews from critics for its innovative approach, thought-provoking lyrics, and enjoyable rhythm.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by several artists, including rock band Shearwater for their covers album "Fellow Travelers" in 2013.
Recognition
"It's Different for Girls" is often cited as one of Joe Jackson's best and most popular songs.
The Song's Message
With this song, Joe Jackson was trying to point out that not all men are the same and that they can also be sensitive and emotional, countering the stereotype of men being always sexually aggressive.
Live Performances
The song remains a staple at Joe Jackson's live performances, often played with an extended piano intro.
Song Influence
The provocative nature of songs like "It's Different for Girls" helped pave the way for more gender commentary in pop music.

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