Girls Chase Boys

Ingrid Michaelson

Lights Out

February 4th, 2014

Times have changed. No longer does the girl have to sit home and wait for the boy to call. In the year 2014 it's okay for a girl to call the boy, "Girls chase boys chase girls." It's okay for a girl to have a strong independent mind, to be the one to make the first move.

Did you know?

  • The accompanying music video is an homage to Robert Palmer's video for "Simply Irresistible," featuring different genders in the dancer roles instead of just women.
  • “Girls Chase Boys” song has become her highest charting single peaking so far at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 7 on the US Hot Rock Songs, number 6 on the US Adult Top 40 and number 72 in Canada.
  • Ingrid Michaelson was born December 8, 1979 on Staten Island, New York.
  • Her father, Carl Michaelson, is a composer ("The Praise of Christmas") and her mother, Elizabeth Egbert, is a sculptor.
  • Michaelson took up piano at age four, and trained until seven at Manhattan's Third Street Music School, continuing for many more years at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island's Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute. While there she met vocal coach Elizabeth McCullough, who worked with her through high school.
  • She is a graduate of Staten Island Technical High School and Binghamton University, where she received a degree in theater.
  • Michaelson's band includes Allie Moss and Bess Rogers on guitar, who are singer/songwriters in their own right. Other band members include Chris Kuffner (Bass), husband of Bess Rogers (Guitar), Saul Simon-MacWilliams (keys) and Elliot Jacobson (drums).
  • In August 2011, she married fellow musician Greg Laswell. They currently reside in New York with their Border terrier, Shep Proudfoot.
  • Michaelson’s influences include Fiona Apple, Bjork, Cat Power, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie and Norah Jones.