Bang Bang You're Dead (song)

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"Bang Bang You're Dead"
Single by Dirty Pretty Things
from the album Waterloo to Anywhere
Released 24 April 2006
Format Vinyl record (7"), CD, DVD
Recorded 2005
Genre Garage rock, Indie rock
Length 3:35
Label Mercury Records
Songwriter(s) Carl Barât, Didz Hammond, Gary Powell, Anthony Rossomando
Producer(s) Dave Sardy
Dirty Pretty Things singles chronology
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"Bang Bang You're Dead" is a song by the band Dirty Pretty Things. It was released as a single on 24 April 2006 and was the first to be released from the band's debut album Waterloo to Anywhere. It proved very successful, charting at #5 on the UK Singles Chart (see 2006 in British music). In 2006, it was used as the theme tune to the BBC series Sorted.

Early rumours about the song claimed it was about Pete Doherty, citing the lyrics; 'I gave you the midas touch, you turned round and scratched out my heart' as evidence. Carl Barât later denied this in NME magazine.

Single track listings[edit]


  1. "Bang Bang You're Dead"
  2. "If You Were Wondering" (Acoustic)


  1. "Bang Bang You're Dead"
  2. "Gin & Milk" (Acoustic Version)
  3. "If You Were Wondering" (Tavern Version)


  1. "Bang Bang You're Dead"
  2. "Bang Bang Diaries"
  3. "Bang Bang You're Dead Demo" (Filmed at Le Réservoir, Paris, 27 February 2006)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
UK Singles Chart 5
Irish Singles Chart 44


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