Boys (Summertime Love)

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"Boys (Summertime Love)"
Boys (Summertime Love) (cover).jpg
Single by Sabrina
from the album Sabrina
B-side "Get Ready (Holiday Rock)"
Released29 May 1987
Recorded1986
Genre
Length3:55
Label Baby
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Claudio Cecchetto
Sabrina singles chronology
"Lady Marmalade"
(1987)
"Boys (Summertime Love)"
(1987)
"Hot Girl"
(1987)

"Boys (Summertime Love)" is a song by Italian singer Sabrina, released in May 1987 as the third single from her self-titled debut studio album (1987). The song topped the charts in France (where it became the first number-one single by an Italian singer [1] ) and Switzerland, while peaking within the top five in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

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It was Sabrina's first single to be released in the United Kingdom, reaching number three on the UK Singles Chart in June 1988. Outside Europe, "Boys (Summertime Love)" peaked at number 11 in Australia and number 6 in South Africa. The song was re-released as a remixed version twice: in France in 1995, retitled as "Boys '95", and in 2003 as "Boys Boys Boys (The Dance Remixes)".

Music video

Sabrina in the music video for
"Boys (Summertime Love)" Boys (Summertime Love).jpg
Sabrina in the music video for
"Boys (Summertime Love)"

The accompanying music video was filmed at the Florida hotel in Jesolo, Italy. In it, Sabrina splashes about in a swimming pool, while her bikini top keeps sliding down, thus repeatedly revealing varying amounts of her nipples. [2] As a result, the BBC added black bars around the image when the video was aired on Top of the Pops in June 1988, effectively cropping it into widescreen. It remains one of the most downloaded videoclips on the Internet. [3]

During an interview with Nino Firetto on the Music Box program on Super Channel in late 1988, Sabrina explained that the video for "Boys" was originally created to be a segment in a magazine show. This was Sabrina's explanation of why its style more closely matched that of Italian magazine shows of the time (more overtly sexualised) than that of the traditional music video.

Track listings

Charts

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP) [31] Gold500,000*
Germany (BVMI) [32] Gold250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) [33] Gold500,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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