More than twenty years ago Damon Albarn taught the world that all you really needed to create a social spectrum-spanning anthem of the people was “girls”, “boys,” and “love.”
Blur is the product of the hedonist scene where young people would get together in warehouses and factories to consume MDMA and dance all night. That influence is very obvious in “Girls and Boys”, which talks about intense nights at a bar in Mallorca, a sister island to Ibiza. There are rumors that Damon Albarn wrote it when he travelled there and experienced some nonstop partying. “Girls & Boys”—released March 7, 1994—was the lead single from Blur’s third album Parklife.