"Girls Talk Boys"
Single by 5 Seconds of Summer
from the album Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released15 July 2016 (2016-07-15)
Recorded2016
GenreFunk rock[1]
Length3:36
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Ricky Reed
5 Seconds of Summer singles chronology
"Jet Black Heart"
(2015)
"Girls Talk Boys"
(2016)
"Want You Back"
(2018)
Ghostbusters soundtrack singles chronology
Saw It Coming
(2016)
Girls Talk Boys
(2016)
Music video
"Girls Talk Boys" on YouTube

"Girls Talk Boys" is a song by Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, taken from the soundtrack of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016). The song was written by John Ryan, Teddy Geiger, Ammar Malik, along with Ricky Reed, who also handled the song's production.[2][3] "Girls Talk Boys" was released on 15 July 2016 and has charted in multiple countries, reaching a peak of 21 in Australia, 6 in Scotland, and 28 in the United Kingdom.[4]

Composition

The song is written in the key of E minor with a common time tempo of 120 beats per minute. The vocals span from D4 to D6 in the song.[5]

Music video

The official music video was released on 22 July 2016 and featured scenes from the Ghostbusters film. The video featured the band members in makeshift versions of costumes from the film. A spare car and props that resemble elements from the film were also used in the music video.[6][7] As of May 2021, the music video has over 22 million views.

Track listing

  1. "Girls Talk Boys" – 3:36
  1. "Girls Talk Boys" (Stafford Brothers Remix) – 4:07

Personnel

Source:[9]

Charts

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 21
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[11] 36
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[12] 34
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 87
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[14] 62
France (SNEP)[15] 35
Germany (Official German Charts)[16] 80
Hungary (Single Top 40)[17] 13
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 39
Israel (Media Forest)[19] 4
Italy (FIMI)[20] 54
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[21] 47
Mexico Airplay (Billboard)[22] 45
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[23] 81
New Zealand Heatseekers (Recorded Music NZ)[24] 1
Portugal (AFP)[25] 50
Scotland (OCC)[26] 6
Singapore (RIAS)[27] 25
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[28] 93
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[29] 37
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[30] 23
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 68
UK Singles (OCC)[33] 28
US Billboard Hot 100[34] 68

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 17 July 2016 Digital download

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