"Girls Chase Boys" Written by Ingrid Michaelson, Barry Dean and Trent Dabbs Directed by Andrew Elvis Miller Producer: Amy Elvis Kiehl Miller Director of Photography: Dylan Steinberg Choreographer: Natasha Hugger
Watch the original Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible" video that inspired Ingrid's version
A note from Ingrid on the video: Girls Chase Boys started out as a break up song but took on a deeper meaning as I continued writing. More than just being about my experience, its focus shifted to include the idea that, no matter who or how we love, we are all the same.
The video takes that idea one step further, and attempts to turn stereotypical gender roles on their head. Girls don't exclusively chase boys. We all know this! We all chase each other and in the end we are all chasing after the same thing: love.
"Girls Chase Boys" is the lead single off Ingrid Michaelson's sixth studio album, Lights Out. The accompanying music video is a homage to Robert Palmer's video for "Simply Irresistible", featuring different genders in the dancer roles instead of just women. The song has peaked at No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100.