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The Other Boys
The Other Boys
Single by Nervo featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears and Nile Rodgers
Released 23 October 2015 (2015-10-23)
30 June 2017 (2017-06-30) (UK Edit)
Recorded 2015
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 4:56 (Album version)
2:59 (Radio edit)
3:08 (UK Edit)
Label Ultra Records
Writer(s)
  • Miriam Nervo
  • Olivia Nervo
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Fred Falke
Producer(s)
  • Nervo
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Fred Falke
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
Right Here Right Now
(2015)
The Other Boys
(2015)
Only You
(2015)
Alternative cover
The Other Boys 2017
2017 UK Edit
Music Video
NERVO ft

NERVO ft. Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers - The Other Boys

"The Other Boys" is a song performed by Australian twin sisters Nervo featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears and Nile Rodgers. It’s included on their debut studio album, Collateral. The remix single was released on 23 October 2015.

Miriam Nervo said of the collaboration, "These guys [Kylie Minogue and Jake Shears] are such strong artists that they put their creative stamp on everything so I think it was a real creative thing, very natural, that just worked really well." adding “I love Niall's guitar bit! It's amazing, it just brought it to a whole new level, it was the icing on the cake.”

Lyrics

There's so much heartache in the world today
So why do you feel the need to pull away?
I got someone who wants to show me love
He tells me every day I have his heart

But that's not what I want
It's not what I dream of, no
Because something tells me
We should be together, be together
I know you hear me
And we should be together, start being clever

So tell me, why don't you love me like the other boys do?
Why can't you call me up, why isn't it you?
Why don't you love me like the other boys do?
Like the other boys do, like the other boys do

Like the other boys
Like the other boys

My heart, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts for you
Cause my head won't stop, can't stop thinkin' of you
And somethin' tells me we should be together, be together

So tell me, why don't you love me like the other boys do?
Why can't you call me up, why isn't it you?
Why don't you love me like the other boys do?
Like the other boys do, like the other boys do
Why don't you love me like the other boys do?
Why can't you call when you know I want you?
Why don't you love me like the other boys do?
Like the other boys do, like the other boys do

Like the other boys
Like the other boys
Like the other boys
Like the other boys

Why don't you love me like the other boys do?
Why can't you call me up, why isn't it you?
Why don't you love me like the other boys do?
Like the other boys do, like the other boys do
Why don't you love me like the other boys do?
Why can't you want when you know I want you?
Why don't you love me like the other boys do?
Like the other boys do, like the other boys do

Critical reception

Mike Wass of Idolator said "Nervo’s production looks to the past for inspiration, but is definitely rooted in the here and now, while Kylie and Jake trade vocal blows on the soaring, gender-blind chorus." He later added, "The Other Boys" is an "irresistible, disco-tinged floor-filler".

Justin Harp from Digital Spy said "The floor-filler combines electro-pop with disco beats in a way that seems tailor-made for Minogue and Shears to duet."

Music video

The music video was filmed in August 2015 in London's Brick Lane. Kylie posted photos of the video shoot on her Instagram account on 27 August. In it she is wearing a vintage Comme des Garçons dress and Casadei boots. On 16 October, Nervo said on their Facebook page that they "Can't wait to show you guys the video".

The music video premiered on 28 October, via Ultra Music's YouTube page.

2017 release

On June 30 2017, a "UK Edit" of the song was released, which was drastically different from the 2015 version; the song focuses more on Kylie's parts and is more house-oriented, featuring electric guitars and pianos.

Track listing

Remixes
No. Title Length
1. "The Other Boys" (Radio Edit) 2:59
2. "The Other Boys" (BOJAN Handbag Anthem Remix) 4:30
3. "The Other Boys" (Florian Picasso Remix) 4:30
4. "The Other Boys" (Teenage Mutants Remix) 5:28
5. "The Other Boys" (Viglietti Remix) 4:24
UK Edit & Remixes
No. Title Length
1. "The Other Boys" (UK Edit) 3:08
2. "The Other Boys" (UK Edit) (Rhythm Masters Remix) 6:04
3. "The Other Boys" (UK Edit) (Michael Mandal & Forbes Remix) 5:45
4. "The Other Boys" (UK Edit) (Mr. Gonzo Alternate Remix) 4:27
5. "The Other Boys" (UK Edit) (Dantiez Remix) 6:55
6. "The Other Boys" (UK Edit) (Mr. Gonzo Club Mix) 4:56