Barrel of a Gun (Depeche Mode song)

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"Barrel of a Gun"
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Single by Depeche Mode
from the album Ultra
B-side"Painkiller"
Released3 February 1997
FormatVinyl record 7", 12", CD
Recorded1996
Abbey Road, Eastcote, Westside, Strongroom, RAK, London
Electric Lady, New York
Larrabee West, Los Angeles
GenreDance-rock,[1] industrial rock
Length5:35 (album version)
5:29 (single version)
4:00 (radio edit)
LabelMute
Songwriter(s)Martin Gore
Producer(s)Tim Simenon
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"In Your Room"
(1994)
"Barrel of a Gun"
(1997)
"It's No Good"
(1997)

"Barrel of a Gun" is Depeche Mode's 31st UK single, released on 3 February 1997 (28 January in the US), and the first single from the band's ninth studio album Ultra.

Video[edit]

The music video features Gahan with long hair singing with his eyes closed, with eyeballs drawn on his eyelids to make it seem like they are open.

Track listings[edit]

12": Mute / 12Bong25 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Barrel of a Gun" (5:29)
  2. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Hard Mix)" (9:37)
  3. "Barrel of a Gun (3 Phase Mix)" (5:23) (remixed by Sven Röhrig)
  4. "Barrel of a Gun (One Inch Punch Mix V2)" (5:28) (remixed by One Inch Punch)
  5. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Soft Mix)" (6:29)

12": Mute / L12Bong25 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Painkiller (Plastikman Mix)" (8:39)
  2. "Painkiller" (7:29)
  3. "Barrel of a Gun (One Inch Punch Mix)" (5:25)
  4. "Barrel of a Gun (United Mix)" (6:36) (remixed by United - Marc Waterman and Paul Freegard)

CD: Mute / CDBong25 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Barrel of a Gun" (5:29)
  2. "Painkiller" (7:29)
  3. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Soft Mix)" (6:29)
  4. "Barrel of a Gun (One Inch Punch Mix)" (5:25)

CD: Mute / LCDBong25 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Hard Mix)" (9:37)
  2. "Barrel of a Gun (United Mix)" (6:36)
  3. "Painkiller (Plastikman Mix)" (8:39)

CD: Mute / CDBong25X (EU)[edit]

  1. "Barrel of a Gun" (5:29)
  2. "Painkiller" (7:29)
  3. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Soft Mix)" (6:29)
  4. "Barrel of a Gun (One Inch Punch Mix)" (5:25)
  5. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Hard Mix)" (9:37)
  6. "Barrel of a Gun (United Mix)" (6:36)
  7. "Painkiller (Plastikman Mix)" (8:39)
  8. "Barrel of a Gun (3 Phase Mix)" (5:23)
  9. "Barrel of a Gun (One Inch Punch Mix V2)" (5:28)
  • This CD is the 2004 re-release

Promo 12": Mute / P12Bong25 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Hard Mix)" (9:37)
  2. "Painkiller (Plastikman Mix)" (8:39)
  3. "Barrel of a Gun" (5:29)
  4. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Hard Instrumental)" (9:13)

Promo 12": Mute / PL12Bong25 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Barrel of a Gun (One Inch Punch Mix V2)" (5:25)
  2. "Painkiller (Original Mix)" (5:26)
  3. "Barrel of a Gun (3 Phase Mix)" (5:29)
  4. "Barrel of a Gun (Original Mix)" (5:35)

Promo CD: Mute / RCDBong25 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Barrel of a Gun (Radio Edit)" (4:01)
  2. "Barrel of a Gun (Album Version)" (5:29)

7": Reprise / 17390-7 (US)[edit]

  1. "Barrel Of A Gun" (5:30)
  2. "Painkiller" (7:28)

CD: Sire/Reprise / 2-17409 (US)[edit]

  1. "Barrel of a Gun" (5:29)
  2. "Barrel of a Gun (United Mix)" (6:36)
  3. "Painkiller" (7:29)

CD: Sire/Reprise / 43828-2 (US)[edit]

  1. "Barrel of a Gun" (5:29)
  2. "Painkiller (Plastikman Mix)" (8:39)
  3. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Soft Mix)" (6:27)
  4. "Barrel of a Gun (One Inch Punch Mix V2)" (5:25)
  5. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Hard Mix)" (9:36)
  • "One Inch Punch Mix V2" was falsely mistaken for the regular "One Inch Punch Mix". The latter was not released in the US till the 2004 re-release.

Promo CD: Sire/Reprise / PRO-CD-8600 (US)[edit]

  1. "Barrel of a Gun (Radio Edit)" (4:01)
  2. "Barrel of a Gun" (5:29)

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 33
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 37
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 18
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM)[6] 5
Czech Republic (IFPI CR)[7] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 3
France (SNEP)[9] 22
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 3
Hungary (Mahasz)[11] 1
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[12] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 50
Norway (VG-lista)[14] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[15] 6
Spain (AFYVE)[16] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 47
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[20] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[21] 100

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 7856." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Top 10 Czech Republic" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Depeche Mode: Barrel of a Gun" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  11. ^ "Top 10 Hungary" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: D". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun". VG-lista.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun". Singles Top 100.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ a b "Depeche Mode > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  21. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved April 17, 2018.

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