Beastie Boys' 'Girls' gets feminist remake by Sizzy Rocket

Sizzy Rocket reworks lyrics of Beastie Boys' 'Girls' to give it a more feminist meaning.
By Danielle Haynes   |   May 7, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Musician Sizzy Rocket has covered the Beastie Boys' 1987 hit Girls with a decidedly more feminist bent.

Rocket told Huffington Post she turned the song on its head to make it more "empowering for young girls."

Rocket's version of the song replaced the original lyrics of:

"I like the way that they walk, and it's chill to hear them talk, and I can always make them smile, from White Castle to the Nile."


"They like the way that we walk, but they don't wanna hear us talk, we think we're all supposed to smile from White Castle to the Nile."

"I was in the shower and I was singing Girls by the Beastie Boys, because I love the Beastie Boys, and I kept saying 'All they really want is girls,' instead of 'all we really want is girls,'" Rocket said of her inspiration to rework the 80s classic.

"I thought, I could really flip this with a strong and really empowering angle for a young girls. So, I called Matt Squire, who produced it -– he’s done stuff for Panic At The Disco and is an amazing producer -– and I was like, 'We have to do this Beastie Boys cover.'

"The message behind the song ... it’s just a really fun way for girls to feel like they can be sexy in any way that they want to be. There is a fine line between saying 'I want to be empowering' and 'I want to be sexy,' but I think it’s important to realize that you can be both in any way that you choose."

Topics: Beastie Boys
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