Bombers in the Sky

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"Bombers In The Sky"
Single by Thompson Twins
from the album Big Trash
B-side"Big Trash"
GenrePop rock
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie
Producer(s)Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Sugar Daddy"
"Bombers In The Sky"
"Come Inside"

"Bombers In The Sky" is a single by Thompson Twins from the 1989 album Big Trash. The song was released on cassette single in the U.S. and also on 12" vinyl and CD with promotional remixes. The song was also featured in the movie Gremlins 2: The New Batch and clips of the film were used in the promotional music video.


In a review of Big Trash, Rick Nathanson of The Albuquerque Journal considered the song to have a "lullaby feel" and a "sinister nuclear warning".[1] Chuck Campbell of The Palm Beach Post noted the song's "good, hammering beat".[2]

Tom Moon of The Philadelphia Inquirer considered much of Big Trash to be derivative and claimed that "Bombers in the Sky" was a "rewrite" of INXS's "Guns in the Sky" but "without the urgent rhythm-guitar pattern".[3] Diana Valois of The Morning Call considered "Bombers in the Sky" to be the only song on the album deserving a listen and added " it should, having copped The Doors' "Riders on the Storm" right down to the rhythm of the title!"[4]


Cassette Single
  1. "Bombers In The Sky" (LP Version) – 3:54
  2. "Big Trash" (LP Version) – 3:07
12" Single (Promo)
  1. "Bombers In The Sky" (House Mix) – 5:25
  2. "Bombers In The Sky" (House Instrumental) – 5:52
  3. "Bombers In The Sky" (12" Remix) – 5:44
  4. "Bombers In The Sky" (12" Remix Instrumental) – 4:00
CD Single (Promo)
  1. "Bombers In The Sky" (Single Version) – 3:49
  2. "Bombers In The Sky" (7" Remix) – 3:51
  3. "Bombers In The Sky" (12" Remix) – 5:44
  4. "Bombers In The Sky" (House Mix) – 5:25



  1. ^ Nathanson, Rick (10 November 1989). "Thompson Twins effort "Big Trash" far from garbage". The Albuquerque Journal.
  2. ^ Campbell, Chuck (17 November 1989). "Tuned In: Twins unmemorable". The Palm Beach Post.
  3. ^ Moon, Tom (1 November 1989). "3 British bands return to changed climate". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  4. ^ Valois, Diana (30 September 1989). "Records". The Morning Call.