Flashback: Battle of the “Boys”

February 12th, 2010 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

Want a surefire hit single? Here’s a tip: put the word “boy” in the title. Take for instance the new video for Rihanna’s “Rude Boy,” which as Rolling Stone noted bites M.I.A.’s “Boyz.” It doesn’t just work for song titles; look what happened when Katy Perry named her album One of the Boys. In this week’s Flashback, we look back at the greats, from Britney Spears’ “Boys” to Beyoncé’s “Baby Boy.” Watch all the videos, and let us know who wins the Battle of the Boys in the comments.

Rihanna – “Rude Boy”

M.I.A. – “Boyz”

Lady Gaga – “Boys Boys Boys”

Beyoncé – “Baby Boy”


Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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