“The Boys” is a song recorded by South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation for their third Korean language studio album with the same name. It was produced by Teddy Riley, Teasung Kim, DOM, and Richard Garcia. The Korean version was released on October 18, 2011, by S.M. Entertainment as the lead single from the album.
An English version was subsequently released in the United States on December 20, 2011, by Interscope Records and Universal Music Group in order to expand the group’s popularity outside their native country. “The Boys” is a dance-pop, electropop and R&B song with elements of hip hop that lyrically discusses female attractiveness.