|Single by Skrillex featuring Sirah|
|from the album Bangarang|
|Released||January 16, 2012|
|Format||CD, digital download|
|Recorded||June – August 2011|
|Genre||Complextro, moombahcore, electronic rock|
|Label||Big Beat, Atlantic, OWSLA|
|Songwriter(s)||Sonny Moore, Sara Elizabeth Mitchell|
|Skrillex singles chronology|
"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. "Bangarang" uses Sirah's "chopped-up" rap vocals throughout the song.
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. "Bangarang" received airplay on some modern rock radio stations. The song can be heard in commercials and trailers for the film The Watch, the video game Sonic Boom and in promos for the 2013 X Games. The song also appears in the video game Guitar Hero Live. It is also the theme music of the mobile game Gangstar Vegas.
Jon Dollan from Rolling Stone noted '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'. 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. That remains [his] signature trick...." 
Rolling Stone named the song the 22nd-best song of 2012.
A music video for the song premiered via YouTube on February 16, 2012. It depicts a group of three young boys robbing an ice-cream truck in an elaborate heist. During the robbery, the ringleader of the boys accidentally causes the ice-cream truck driver to lose his hand by forcefully slamming a door onto his wrist. He feels obvious guilt for this, and when his gang have grown up, they perform a similarly elaborate heist on a van delivering four cases of cash. They succeed in stealing the cash, and the video concludes with the gang leader leaving one of the cases with the ice-cream man.
- The ice-cream van driver's lost hand is replaced with a hook
- The boy leading the gang's shadow seems to manifest his guilt, much like Pan's shadow having a personality of its own
- The ice-cream van driver has a tattoo of an alligator on the back of his right hand
- The boys appear to be homeless at the start of the video, possibly alluding to Pan's Lost Boys
- One of the boys imitates his own childish behaviour after they complete the second heist, which may be an allusion to Neverland and not growing up
|Promo CD / digital download|
|1.||"Bangarang" (featuring Sirah)||3:35|
Charts and certifications
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 4x Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
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,. 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. In the United Kingdom, the song reached a peak of number 24 and spent a total of 16 weeks inside the UK Top 40.
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- "..:Certificaciones Mensuales 2015:..". Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Facebook. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
- THE FIELD id (chart number) MUST BE PROVIDED for NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATION.
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- "American single certifications – Skrillex feat. Sarah – Bangarang". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH