It's Different For Girls (3:44)

Cover of I'm The Man

From I'm The Man and 82 other releases

“It’s Different for Girls” is a song written by Joe Jackson. Often labelled as 80’s music, the song is in fact from Jackson’s 1979 album I’m The Man. The song was Jackson’s biggest UK chart single, peaking at number five in the UK Singles Chart.

A notable version of this song is recorded together with Joy Askew, then titled Different For Girls, on the 1991 single CD Stranger than Fiction.

The song was recorded by Farrah, and released as a track on their 2004 album Me Too. It was also the first single from Siskin, released in 2008. In 2012 Joe Pernice recorded a version of the song for a fund raising cd titled “Super Hits Of The Seventies” for radio station WFMU.


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  • BlueOclock

    I second that notion and emotion!!!

    9 Feb 11:54am Reply
  • tomrud73

    what a great song! love Joe Jackson!

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    ☆ ❤ ♬ ☆ ❤ ♬ ☆ ❤ ♬ ☆ ❤ ♬ ☆

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • keithhorner1

    That's better, this is now the right version!

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • redhotburrito

    wHAt ThE hELL iS wRoNG WitH mE tONiGhT?

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • rockandrolljoe

    MaMa always told me,save yourself.

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ladycaroledowns


    11 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jembf

    Fortunately :-DD

    10 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ladycaroledowns


    10 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jembf

    I heard that :-D

    10 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Davey_UK

    Real Men is my favourite song by Joe Jackson,m, some of his new stuff is good to like Invisable Man

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • MackSpane

    I agree Denverdale, Joe Jackson is EASILY one of the, say,. 5 most underrated artists in the recording industry. He's the kind of guy who, when you tell people "do you know who Joe Jackson is?" They'll say either "no" or "oh, he was that one hit wonder, right?", but the ones who say he's a "one hit wonder" will all name different songs LOL! Between "Is she Really Going Out With Him," "Steppin' Out," and "Breaking Us In Two", et. al. he's definitely made his mark on the main stream. The funniest part for me is those aren't even his best three songs!! (though I really like "Breaking Us In Two"... heck, I like 'em all, but that's not the point)

    12 May 2012 Reply
  • escarabat94


    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • keithhorner1

    WTF. Not the one from album. This sucks!

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • denverdale

    Joe Jackson is under-rated.

    20 Apr 2012 Reply

    This song made me love Joe.

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Watamelonmofo

    Awesome song and movie!

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • pjgries

    I like this acoustic version. This is a great song regardless. The album is one of my favs.

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • BlueOclock

    Love this song, and I love Joe Jackson!

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • RFE153

    I prefer this version it sounds raw and more emotional

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
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