My Boyfriend's Back

Album: My Boyfriend's Back (1963)
Charted: 50 1
  • He went away and you hung around
    And bothered me, every night
    And when I wouldn't go out with you
    You said things that weren't very nice

    My boyfriend's back and you're gonna be in trouble
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)
    You see him comin' better cut out on the double
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)
    You been spreading lies that I was untrue
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)
    So look out now 'cause he's comin' after you

    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)
    (Hey, he knows that you been tryin')
    (And he knows that you been lyin')

    He's been gone for such a long time
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)
    Now he's back and things'll be fine
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)
    You're gonna be sorry you were ever born
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)
    'Cause he's kinda big and he's awful strong
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)

    (Hey he knows I wasn't cheatin'!)
    (Now you're gonna get a beatin'!)

    (What made you think he'd believe all your lies?)
    (You're a big man now but he'll cut you down to size
    (Wait and see)

    My boyfriend's back he's gonna save my reputation
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)
    If I were you I'd take a permanent vacation
    (Hey-la, hey-la, my boyfriend's back)

    Yeah, my boyfriend's back (La-day-la, my boyfriend's back)
    Look out now, yeah, my boyfriend's back (La-day-la, my boyfriend's back)
    I could see him comin' so you better get a runnin' alright now (La-day-la, my boyfriend's back)
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (La-day-la, my boyfriends's back)
    My boyfriend's back now (La-day-la, my boyfriend's back)
    Know he's comin' after you because he knows I've been true now (La-day-la, my boyfriend's back) Writer/s: GERALD GOLDSTEIN, BOB FELDMAN, RICHARD GOTTEHRER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Jj from New EnglandInteresting article! What did you mean at the end when referring to The Strangeloves -- "they pretended to be a savage Australian act" -- what does "savage" mean?
  • Joe from WisconsinThis song is referenced in "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits, throughout the song he sings "Hey la, my boyfriends back" a few times.
  • Arthur from New JerseyMelissa Manchester covered the song as a medley with Del Shannon's "Runaway."
  • Takira from Arlington Heights,ilhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyzL6D-5znY
    Watch this Fyodr... bofeldman mentions nothing about sexual harassment in this
  • Takira from Arlington Heights,ilThis song has nothing to do with sexual harassment. It's about a girl who has a boyfriend... he was away at boot camp and this other guy asked her for a date. She said "no". Now, he's spreading rumors in order to damage her reputation ( make it look like she had been cheating on him)... watch the beginning explanation of who inspired Gotherer & Feldman to write the song.
    (girl groups: Story of a sound) you've been saying things about me...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 6th 1963, the Angels performed "My Boyfriend's Back" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    At the time the song was beginning its 9th and last week on the Billboard's Top 10...
    {See the next two posts below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 8th 1963, "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels began its 3rd and final week at #1 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
    And way down at the other end of the Top 100 at position #100 debut a record titled "Your Boyfriend's Back" by Bobby Comstock and the Counts, it stayed on the chart for two weeks, peaking at #98.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 28th 1963, "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #75; and just four weeks later on August 25th, 1963 it peaked at #1 {for 3 weeks} and eventually spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...It reached #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart; and the week it was at #2, the #1 record was "Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas...Later in 1963 on September 8th Bobby Comstock & the Counts 'answer' record, "You Boyfriend's Back", entered the Top 100 for a 2 week stay, peaking at #98... Between 1961 and 1964 the Angels had six Top 100 records, and after "My Boyfriend's Back" their next biggest hit was "'Til", it peaked at #14 {for 1 week} on December 31st, 1961.
  • Alex from New York, NyRichard Gottehrer (one of the songwriters behind "My Boyfriend's Back") actually gave some details about the tune in a segment called "Cover Story" by Limelight (www.songclearance.com). The video is on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPNL6ICpHg8).
  • Ronnie from Morrisville, PaThe backup singers on "Lightnin' Strikes" and "Rhapsody In The Rain" and other MGM hits were Denise Ferri, Bernadette Carroll and Peggy Santiglia.

    The writers were also its record producers: Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer. Collectively they were FGG Productions.
  • Don Ludden from Lincoln, NeThe Angels recorded the song as a demo that was intended for The The Shirelles but The Angels demo was released as a single.
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, Cawhat a crsip sounding great production...
    wonderful sound!
  • Fyodor from Denver, CoI like that this song is ahead of its time in addressing a very modern issue -- sexual harrassment -- but the protagonist deals with it in a very old fashioned way -- she didn't need no stinkin' lawyer!!
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Matt Sorum

Matt SorumSongwriter Interviews

When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."

Laura Nyro

Laura NyroSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.

Gilby Clarke

Gilby ClarkeSongwriter Interviews

The Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist in the early '90s, Gilby talks about the band's implosion and the side projects it spawned.

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)Songwriter Interviews

The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.

Mick Jones of Foreigner

Mick Jones of ForeignerSongwriter Interviews

Foreigner's songwriter/guitarist tells the stories behind the songs "Juke Box Hero," "I Want To Know What Love Is," and many more.

Gavin Rossdale of Bush

Gavin Rossdale of BushSongwriter Interviews

On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."