If I Were A Boy
Released October 12, 2008
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"If I Were a Boy" is a song by Beyoncé off of her 2008 album I Am....Sasha Fierce. It became a huge hit when it was released as a single on October 12, 2008. It hit number 1 in multiple countries including the United States where it peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fifth Harmony's Dinah Jane Hansen sung this song for her audition at The X Factor.


If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I'd roll out of bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted and go

Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I'd kick it with who I wanted
And I'd never get confronted for it
Cause they stick up for me

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
I'd listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

Other versionsEdit

  • Country legend Reba McEntire recorded this song for her 2010 album All The Women I Am. It was released as a single in January 2011.
  • Other X Factor contestants besides Dinah have covered this song. Season 1's Rachel Crow, season 2 runner-up Carly Rose Soneclar, and season 3's Ellona Santiago have also covered this song. 
  • Singer Dami Im covered this song during her time on the fifth series of The X Factor Australia. She later won the show.
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