Bangarang (song)

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Single by Skrillex featuring Sirah
from the album Bangarang
Released February 16, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Moombahcore, electro house
Length 3:35
Label Big Beat, Atlantic


Skrillex singles chronology
"Breakn' a Sweat"
"Make It Bun Dem"
Music video
"Bangarang" on YouTube

"Bangarang" is a song by American electronic music producer Skrillex. It was released as a single from his EP of the same name. It features guest rap vocals from Sirah. Musically, "Bangarang" has multiple influences of electronic rock and drum and bass while prominently using Sirah's "chopped-up" rap vocals throughout the song, with the final line of the song saying "I'm eating Fun Dip right now/Not givin' a fuck."[1]

The song received generally positive reviews from critics, who enjoyed its fun-nature sound. It has since become one of his most commercially successful singles to date, charting within the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, France, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden. A music video for the song premiered on February 16, 2012 via his official YouTube channel.[2] "Bangarang" received airplay on some modern rock radio stations.[3] The song can also be heard in commercials and trailers for the 2012 comedy film The Watch. The song can also be heard in promos for ESPN X Games, and has been recently used in the trailer for the video game, Sonic Boom.

The title is a reference to the 1991 film Hook, in which the Lost Boys' catch cry is "bangarang!"[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Jon Dollan from Rolling Stone commented, 'the laser-­blasting inanity of the title track, which ends with someone bragging, "I'm eating Fun Dip right now/Not givin' a fuck." Not a bad credo for music that makes a disco sugar high feel downright pornographic'.[1] Garret Kamps from Spin gave the song a positive review, calling it a "massively enjoyable, massively concussive collection of blips and bursts that sounds like something Moby might hear in his head during a heart attack, so thoroughly and dyspeptically is dubstep's characteristic bass wobble distorted and pushed into the red," as well as calling it his "signature song".[5]

Rolling Stone named the song the 22nd-best song of 2012.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

The song has charted in multiple countries worldwide, including the Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. In Australia, the song has become a commercial success, reaching the top 5 within the ARIA Charts whilst spending more than 20 weeks within the top 50. It has also been certified 3x Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[7]

In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart at number 4 due to strong digital downloads. However, on the issue date of March 3, 2012, the song debuted at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100,.[8] It has since reached a peak of number 72 and spent more than 20 weeks on the chart. It has sold over 1 million copies in the US as of January 2013.[9] In the United Kingdom, the song reached a peak of number 24 and spent a total of 16 weeks inside the UK Top 40.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song premiered via YouTube on February 16, 2012.

Charts and certifications[edit]


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  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
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  31. ^ "Sverigetopplistan: Skrillex – Bangarang" (To access certification, one must search (Sök) for "Bangarang" or "Bangarang Skrillex" and click the "Visa" button.) (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Grammofonleverantörernas förening. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  32. ^ "British single certifications – Skrillex feat. Sarah – Bangarang". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Bangarang in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
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