Be a Man (song)

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"Be a Man"
Single by Hole
B-sideWhatever It Takes (by P.O.D.)
ReleasedMarch 2000 (2000-03)
FormatCD single
Recorded1997 (1997)
GenreAlternative rock
LabelGeffen
Writer(s)Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Billy Corgan
ProducerMichael Beinhorn
Hole singles chronology
"Awful"
(1999)
"Be a Man"
(2000)
"Skinny Little Bitch"
(2010)
 
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"Be a Man"
Single by Hole
B-sideWhatever It Takes (by P.O.D.)
ReleasedMarch 2000 (2000-03)
FormatCD single
Recorded1997 (1997)
GenreAlternative rock
LabelGeffen
Writer(s)Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Billy Corgan
ProducerMichael Beinhorn
Hole singles chronology
"Awful"
(1999)
"Be a Man"
(2000)
"Skinny Little Bitch"
(2010)

"Be a Man" is the thirteenth single by alternative rock band Hole and last before their breakup in 2002. The song was a co-written by Hole members Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson with contribution from frequent guest Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins. Released in 2000 as a double A-side (the other track being from P.O.D.) this track also featured on the soundtrack to the Al Pacino movie Any Given Sunday. It was the last single by the band for ten years, until "Skinny Little Bitch" in 2010.

Track listing[edit]

CD single

  1. Be a Man (radio edit) - 3:18
  2. Be a Man (album version) - 3:18
  3. Whatever It Takes (by P.O.D.) - 4:02

US promotional CD PRCD 9166

  1. Be a Man (radio edit) - 3:18
  2. Be a Man (album version) - 3:18

Music video[edit]

The video for Be a Man features a blue-haired Courtney Love with a dress in the same color in a football field, interacting with, seducing and French-kissing the game players from the film as a rain starts. It is the first Hole video not to feature Eric Erlandson (the only member remaining in the band besides Love at that point), plus it also featured her naked in the video.