Bonnie & Clyde (Die Toten Hosen song)

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"Bonnie & Clyde"
Single by Die Toten Hosen
from the album Opium fürs Volk
Released May 24, 1996
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:30
Label JKP
Writer(s) Andreas Frege
Michael Breitkopf
Die Toten Hosen singles chronology
"Paradies"
(1996)
"Bonnie & Clyde"
(1996)
"Zehn kleine Jägermeister"
(1996)

"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" 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 video[edit]

The music video was directed by Ralf Schmerberg.

In the video, the two meet in the jail and after they're released, they start a path together, starting with stealing a car. Then they perform an armed robbery on a cash-in-transit and make love in a hotel. Their sleep is cut short by a police squad coming to arrest them. They are brought to jail, however they escape with the help of band mates (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) gets shot too and they crash the car, which results in a fatal explosion.

Track listing[edit]

  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)

Charts[edit]

Year Country Position
1996 Germany 33

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