Catholic School Girls Rule

"Catholic School Girls Rule"
Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Released August 16, 1985
Format music video
Recorded 1985
Genre Punk rock, funk rock
Length 1:55
Label EMI, Capitol Records
Writer(s) Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Cliff Martinez, Jack Sherman
Producer(s) George Clinton

"Catholic School Girls Rule" is a song from the 1985 album Freaky Styley by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Although never released as a proper radio single, a music video for the song was made and was directed by longtime friend, Dick Rude. The video was only played on Playboy TV because of a nude scene, and because it also featured a controversial scene of Kiedis singing from on a cross.[1] The song was also featured on the band's 1992 compilation album, What Hits!? and the music video can be found on the VHS/DVD of the same name.


The song is inspired by a 14-year-old girl who attended a local Catholic school that singer Anthony Kiedis briefly encountered backstage at a concert before discovering her age.[2]



  1. Keidis, Anthony; Sloman, Larry (2004). Scar Tissue. Hyperion. p. 182. ISBN 1-4013-0101-0.
  2. Keidis, Anthony; Sloman, Larry (2004). Scar Tissue. Hyperion. p. 159. ISBN 1-4013-0101-0.
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