Bring 'Em Down

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"Bring 'Em Down"
Single by Lostprophets
from the album Weapons
Released 23 March 2012[1]
Length 4:09 (album version)
3:30 (radio edit)
Label Epic
Writer(s) Mike Chiplin, Lee Gaze, Mike Lewis, Jamie Oliver, Stuart Richardson, Ian Watkins
Producer(s) Ken Andrews[3]
Lostprophets singles chronology
"For He's a Jolly Good Felon"
"Bring 'Em Down"
"We Bring an Arsenal"

"Bring 'Em Down" is the first single from Weapons, the fifth studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets released on 23 March 2012.[1] It was first played live on 11 August 2011 at O2 Academy Oxford, England.[4] It made its first radio airplay on 6 February 2012.[5] The song impacted US radio on June 5, 2012.[6]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Bring 'Em Down" was released on 9 March 2012.[7] The behind the scenes footage was released on 23 March.[8]

The video features Ian Watkins in what is believed to be a hostage situation. The people who have him hostage brutally beat him down continually. As this is happening, rest of the band members are on a search for rescue of Watkins. They also secretly send off a smoke bomb like device. Reaching Watkins eventually the band take on a revenge, as the smoke bomb goes off. The video ends with Lostprophets victorious and successfully rescuing Watkins.

This is the first Lostprophets video not to feature the band performing in the video.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ian Watkins; all music composed by Lostprophets.

Digital Download Single
No. Title Length
1. "Bring 'Em Down" (album version) 4:09
2. "Better Off Dead" 3:37

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
UK Singles Chart 160
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 39




  1. ^ a b ""Bring 'Em Down" digital download". iTunes. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
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  4. ^ Lostprophets debuts NEW song "Bring Em' Down"
  5. ^ "Bring Em' Down" debuts radio airplay.
  6. ^ " Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. May 29, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lostprophets release video for "Bring 'Em Down"". Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  8. ^ ""Bring 'Em Down" behind the seances footage". NME. Retrieved 9 March 2012.