Bang Bang Bang (Mark Ronson song)

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"Bang Bang Bang"
Single by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. featuring Q-Tip and MNDR
from the album Record Collection
Released 9 July 2010 (2010-07-09)
Format
Recorded
Genre
Length 3:54
Label Columbia
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson singles chronology
"Wake Up Call (Remix)"
(2007)
"Bang Bang Bang"
(2010)
"The Bike Song"
(2010)
Q-Tip singles chronology
"Move"
(2008)
"Bang Bang Bang"
(2010)
"Thank You"
(2013)
MNDR singles chronology
"C.L.U.B."
(2009)
"Bang Bang Bang"
(2010)
"Caligula"
(2010)

"Bang Bang Bang" is a song from Record Collection, the third studio album by Mark Ronson, released under the moniker Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. The song features rapper Q-Tip and singer Amanda Warner of MNDR. It was released as the album's lead single on 9 July 2010 in the United Kingdom.[1] The song is based on the popular French-Canadian children's song "Alouette", which means "skylark". The chorus directly references lyrics from "Alouette" including the line "Je te plumerai la tête", which means "I shall pluck your head". The beginning of the music video also depicts a young girl singing the opening lines to "Alouette". "Bang Bang Bang" debuted at number six on the UK Singles Chart with 50,170 copies sold in its first week.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Anthony Hill from Clickmusic describes "Bang Bang Bang" as having "the impromptu charm and inexorable appeal of a 1980s New York block party". Hill further comments, "'Un, deux, trois' slams the intro, revealing the exact number of seconds it takes Mark Ronson's latest effort to gatecrash its way into the brain. Once lodged among the neurons, it deftly impels every muscle and limb to move spasmodically to its infectious beat."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Bang Bang Bang", featuring (from left to right) Q-Tip, Mark Ronson, and Amanda Warner.

The music video was directed by Warren Fu.[4]

Daniel Kreps from Rolling Stone described the video as:

Bookended by two seemingly unrelated pieces of footage – a fictitious retro commercial for sandwich spread and a dramatic tennis match – "Bang Bang Bang" stars Ronson as the guest on an offbeat, '70s-style Japanese talk show. When he's asked to chat about his music, Ronson transforms into a smooth Bryan Ferry figure and hops behind a bank of synthesisers to perform his latest composition. The clip is equal parts American Bandstand and Tron – and the most effective time-capsule music video since Snoop Dogg resurrected the Rick James era with "Sexual Eruption".[5]

In February 2011, music video blog Yes, We've Got a Video! ranked the song's music video at number nine on their list of the Top 30 Videos of 2010, adding that "there's plenty to be enjoyed in basically every second of this".[6]

Usage in media[edit]

"Bang Bang Bang" was featured in episodes of Gossip Girl,[7] 90210,[8] CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Entourage. The song was also used in the 2011 comedy film No Strings Attached and appears on its soundtrack.[9] It was used diegetically during the warehouse party scene of season 1, episode 7 of Girls. The song was used by E4 to promote the sixth series of The Big Bang Theory.

The song is featured in the soundtrack of the PlayStation Vita game Lumines Electronic Symphony.

The song Bück dich Hoch of the german band Deichkind is strongly inspired by this song.

Track listings[edit]

A sample of "Bang Bang Bang"

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  1. "Bang Bang Bang" – 4:05
  2. "Bang Bang Bang" (Count and Sinden Remix) – 5:23
  1. "Bang Bang Bang" – 4:05
  2. "Bang Bang Bang" (Count and Sinden Remix) – 5:21
  3. "Bang Bang Bang" (Russ Chimes Remix) – 6:12
  1. "Bang Bang Bang" – 4:05
  2. "Bang Bang Bang" (Count and Sinden Remix) – 5:22
  3. "Bang Bang Bang" (Russ Chimes Remix) – 6:10
  4. "Bang Bang Bang" (SBTRKT Remix) – 3:50
A1. "Bang Bang Bang" (Album Version) – 4:05
A2. "Bang Bang Bang" (Russ Chimes Remix) – 6:10
B1. "Bang Bang Bang" (Count and Sinden Remix) – 5:22
B2. "Bang Bang Bang" (SBTRKT Remix) – 5:02

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from 12" single liner notes.[12]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[13] 16
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[14] 75
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[15] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[16] 19
Denmark Airplay (Tracklisten)[17] 18
European Hot 100 Singles[18] 18
Germany (Media Control Charts)[19] 42
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 18
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[21] 37
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22] 68
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[23] 25
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 65
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[25] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bang Bang Bang (feat. Q-Tip & MNDR) – EP by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.". iTunes Store UK. Apple. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Eminem and B.o.B. top charts". Music Week. Intent Media. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Hill, Anthony (5 July 2010). "Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. – Bang Bang Bang". Clickmusic. Retrieved 9 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "SHOT: Mark Ronson – Warren Fu, dir.". Video Static. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Kreps, Daniel (22 June 2010). "Mark Ronson Unleashes the Summer's Hottest Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Top 30 Videos of 2010: 10 – 1!". Yes, We've Got a Video!. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  7. ^ "Gossip Girl Music | Season 4 – Episode 12". The CW. Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "90210 Music | Season 3 – Episode 15". The CW. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "No Strings Attached (Music From The Motion Picture) – Soundtrack". Amazon. 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bang Bang Bang". Amazon MP3 UK. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 
  11. ^ "Bang Bang Bang (feat. Q-Tip & MNDR) – EP by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.". iTunes Store US. Apple. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Bang Bang Bang" (12" single liner notes). Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. Columbia Records. 2010. 88697741961.
  13. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip – Bang Bang Bang". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip – Bang Bang Bang" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip – Bang Bang Bang" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip – Bang Bang Bang" (in French). Ultratip.
  17. ^ "Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – Bang Bang Bang Hitlisten.nu" (in Danish). Tracklisten.
  18. ^ "European Top 20 Charts – Week Commencing 2nd August 2010" (PDF). Billboard. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip – Bang Bang Bang". GfK Entertainment.
  20. ^ "Chart Track: Week 29, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Hanshin Contents Link. 25 October 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip – Bang Bang Bang" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  23. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip – Bang Bang Bang". Top 40 Singles.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip – Bang Bang Bang". Swiss Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-07-24" UK Singles Chart.

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