Baby Fratelli

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"Baby Fratelli"
The Fratellis Baby Fratelli Single Cover.jpg
Single by The Fratellis
from the album Costello Music
Released 12 March 2007
Format CD single
Digital download
DVD single
7-inch single
USB stick
Recorded 2006
Genre Indie rock
Length 3:56
Label Drop The Gun Recordings
Songwriter(s) Jon Fratelli
The Fratellis singles chronology
"Baby Fratelli"
"Ole Black 'N' Blue Eyes"
"Baby Fratelli"
"Ole Black 'N' Blue Eyes"

"Baby Fratelli" is The Fratellis' fifth single from their debut album Costello Music. It was released on 12 March 2007, in CD, 7-inch vinyl, and DVD single formats. A limited edition USB stick was later released on 19 March 2007. This USB stick contained a weblink to an exclusive documentary, as well as a competition to see The Fratellis in New York City on 23 March 2007. 7,000 copies of the USB stick format have been sold, although this format isn't chart eligible. The song was written by the band's lead singer, John Lawler

Time magazine named "Baby Fratelli" one of The 10 Best Songs of 2007, ranking it at #10. Writer Josh Tyrangiel, while criticizing the band’s lack of originality, and the derivativeness of the song, praised the "unapologetically glammed up, eight ball of a rock song", which he called "a high-energy ode to the thrill of stupidity, thus its prominent place on the Hot Fuzz soundtrack."[1][2]

The video was filmed in Manchester in December 2006, and shows the boys playing on the roof of the Asia House apartment building on Princess Street, as well as showing clips from the 2007 movie Hot Fuzz, which features "Baby Fratelli" on its soundtrack.

Despite only charting at #24 in the UK Singles Chart mainly due to the 7,000 USB stick copies unable to register in the charts (although making it the band's fourth UK Top 40 single in the process), the single has received significant airplay on contemporary radio stations.

Track listing[edit]

CD Single
No. Title Length
1. "Baby Fratelli"  
2. "Ooh La Hot Love" (Live From Glasgow Barrowlands)  
8" Limited Edition Shaped Vinyl Picture Disc
No. Title Length
1. "Baby Fratelli"  
2. "Solid Gold Easy Action" (T. Rex Cover)  
Limited Edition USB Stick (Released 19 March 2007)
No. Title Length
1. "Baby Fratelli" (Audio)  
2. "Baby Fratelli" (Video)  
DVD Single
No. Title Length
1. "Baby Fratelli" (Live from Glasgow Barrowlands Video)  
2. "Chelsea Dagger" (Live from Glasgow Barrowlands Video)  
3. "Baby Fratelli" (Radio Edit)  
4. "Whistle For The Choir" (Live from Glasgow Barrowlands)  
5. "Henrietta" (Live from Glasgow Barrowlands)  
6. "Bonus Photo Gallery"  

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the season two intro of the NBC comedy series "Community".[3]

The song was also used in Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz, during the lunch scene in the pub.


  1. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh; "The Best Top 10 Lists of the Year"; "The 10 Best Songs"; Time magazine; 24 December 2007; Page 39.
  2. ^ Time magazine's Top 10 Songs of 2007 at
  3. ^

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