Bang Bang (Iggy Pop song)

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"Bang Bang"
Single by Iggy Pop
from the album Party
Released 1981
Recorded Record Plant Studios
New York, 1981
Genre Post-punk
Length 4:08
Label Arista
Writer(s) Iggy Pop, Ivan Kral
Producer(s) Thom Panunzio
Tommy Boyce
Iggy Pop singles chronology
"Knocking 'em Down (In The City)"
"Bang Bang"
"Pumpin´ For Jill"

"Bang Bang" is a song written by Iggy Pop and Ivan Kral in 1981 for Iggy Pop's Party album. It was released as a single, charting at #35 on the Billboard Club Play singles chart. According to Iggy Pop's autobiography, "I Need More". He wrote Bang Bang as Arista wanted a single and he promised them a commercial album. He originally wanted Phil Spector, or Mike Chapman to produce the song. Instead, famed songwriter Tommy Boyce was brought in. Iggy claimed he got idea for the song from reading "The Right Stuff" at a local bookstore.


David Bowie version[edit]

"Bang Bang"
David Bowie "Bang Bang" Promotional Single Cover Image.jpg
Single by David Bowie
from the album Never Let Me Down
A-side Bang Bang
Released 1987
Format CD promotional single
Length 4:09 (Live version)
4:01 (Vinyl album version)
Label EMI
Writer(s) David Bowie
David Bowie singles chronology
"Never Let Me Down"
"Bang Bang"
"Fame '90"

"Bang Bang" was released as a promotional single in late 1987, the final single from Bowie's album Never Let Me Down. The live version includes Peter Frampton on guitar.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Bowie (except where noted).

No. Title Length
1. "Bang Bang (live version)" (Recorded at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal Canada, 30 August 1987 during the Glass Spider Tour) 4:09
2. "Modern Love" (From the album Let's Dance, 1983) 4:47
3. "Loving the Alien" (From the album Tonight, 1984) 7:08
4. "Bang Bang (album version)" (Pop, Kral) 4:01

Chart position[edit]

Chart Peak position
US Mainstream Rock Tracks 38[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ All Music: David Bowie: Never Let Me Down, retrieved 20 April 2016