Bang Bang (Iggy Pop song)
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"Bang Bang" is a song written by Iggy Pop and Ivan Kral in 1981 for Iggy Pop's Party album. It was released as a single, charting at #35 on the Billboard Club Play singles chart. According to Iggy Pop's autobiography, "I Need More". He wrote Bang Bang as Arista wanted a single and he promised them a commercial album. He originally wanted Phil Spector, or Mike Chapman to produce the song. Instead, famed songwriter Tommy Boyce was brought in. Iggy claimed he got idea for the song from reading "The Right Stuff" at a local bookstore.
|Single by Iggy Pop|
|from the album Party|
|Recorded||Record Plant Studios|
New York, 1981
|Songwriter(s)||Iggy Pop, Ivan Kral|
|Iggy Pop singles chronology|
David Bowie versionEdit
|Single by David Bowie|
|from the album Never Let Me Down|
|Format||CD promotional single|
|Length||4:09 (Live version)|
4:01 (Vinyl album version)
|David Bowie singles chronology|
"Bang Bang" was released as a promotional single in late 1987 from Bowie's album Never Let Me Down. The live version includes Peter Frampton on guitar. In 2018, Bowie's original album version was re-engineered as part of Bowie's posthumous Never Let Me Down 2018 release.
All tracks written by David Bowie (except where noted).
|1.||"Bang Bang (live version)" (Recorded at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal Canada, 30 August 1987 during the Glass Spider Tour)||4:09|
|2.||"Modern Love" (From the album Let's Dance, 1983)||4:47|
|3.||"Loving the Alien" (From the album Tonight, 1984)||7:08|
|4.||"Bang Bang (album version)" (Pop, Kral)||4:01|
|US Mainstream Rock Tracks||38|