Gold Guns Girls

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"Gold Guns Girls"
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Single by Metric
from the album Fantasies
Released 2009
Format CD single, Digital download
Genre Indie rock, new wave
Length 4:08 (album version)
Label Last Gang
Songwriter(s) Emily Haines, James Shaw
Producer(s) Gavin Brown, James Shaw, John O'Mahony
Metric singles chronology
"Sick Muse"
(2009)
"Gold Guns Girls"
(2009)
"Stadium Love"
(2010)
"Sick Muse"
(2009)
"Gold Guns Girls"
(2009)
"Stadium Love"
(2010)
Music video
"Gold Guns Girls" on YouTube

"Gold Guns Girls" is the fourth single from Canadian rock group Metric's fourth studio album Fantasies. The lyrics were inspired by the 1983 movie, Scarface.[1] The song was released in the UK and US for radio airplay in December 2009 and as a download single in the UK on April 25, 2010. Metric also released an acoustic version of the song on their EP Plug In Plug Out.

Promotion and release[edit]

The song was the opening and ending theme for the 2009 animated feature film Totally Spies: The Movie[2] and the 2009 live-action film Zombieland. It was also featured in the video games FIFA 10[3][4] and Test Drive Unlimited 2.

A remix by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park appears on the Download to Donate for Haiti album.

A single was released in the UK with the B-side listed as "Sick Muse" (Adam Freeland Remix), however, the song presented was "Gimme Sympathy".[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Gold Guns Girls" was shot by Eady Bros and Metric. It is presented in black-and-white film, and features the band racing around the snowy New York City streets. Every so often, a band member will stop at an instrument on the sidewalk and play it (Haines would stop at a mic and sing).[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Canadian Hot 100 (Billboard)[6][7] 85
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[6] 28
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold Guns Girls". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Gold Guns Girls - Metric - Listen, Appearances, Song Review - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Official FIFA 10 Soundtrack". Sweetpatch.com. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  4. ^ http://fifasoundtrack.co.uk/soundtracks/fifa-10-soundtrack
  5. ^ metricmusic (12 May 2010). "Gold Guns Girls [Official Music Video] - METRIC". Retrieved 3 March 2015 – via YouTube. 
  6. ^ a b c "Gold Guns Girl - Metric : Awards (Billboard Singles)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Metric - Gold Guns Girls". acharts.us. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 

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