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Bonnie & Clyde (Die Toten Hosen song)

"Bonnie & Clyde" is a song by Die Toten Hosen. It's the third single and the ninth track from the album Opium fürs Volk.

"Bonnie & Clyde"
Single by Die Toten Hosen
from the album Opium fürs Volk
ReleasedMay 24, 1996
GenrePunk rock, hard rock
Songwriter(s)Andreas Frege
Michael Breitkopf
Die Toten Hosen singles chronology
"Bonnie & Clyde"
"Zehn kleine Jägermeister"

"Bonnie & Clyde" is a romantic song about a man and a woman, who want to play Bonnie and Clyde - criminals that are in love with each other. At the start of the song, the two have never met before, but the man knows she's the one he's been missing.

An English version was recorded for Crash-Landing.

Luna covered this song on their album Lunafied. Die Ärzte covered the song as a part of a medley in a concert of 1998, which is available on the single of "Die Schönen und das Biest: Elke (live)".


Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Ralf Schmerberg.

Bonnie & Clyde met in jail. They are released and still a car. They rob a "cash-in-transit". They make love in a hotel. The police wake them when they come the next morning to arrest them. They are jailed, but they escape with the help of their bandmates (the man is played by Campino). The woman gets shot and the gang tries to escape in a car (with "ON TOUR" written on it), but the driver (played by Andi) also gets shot and they crash the car, which results in a fatal explosion.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Bonnie & Clyde" (Breitkopf/Frege) − 3:30
  2. "Kleiner Junge" (Little boy) (von Holst/Frege) − 3:58
  3. "Herzglück harte Welle" (roughly Heartluck strong wave) (Rohde/Frege) – 1:57
  4. "Do You Love Me" (Stanley, Ezrin, Fowley) − 3:11 (Kiss cover)


Year Country Position
1996 Germany 33

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