Hang You from the Heavens

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"Hang You from the Heavens"
Single by The Dead Weather
from the album Horehound
B-side "Are Friends Electric?" (Gary Numan cover)
Released March 11, 2009
Format Digital download, 7" vinyl
Recorded January 2009 (January 2009) at Third Man Studio
Genre Alternative rock, garage rock
Length 3:39
Label Third Man
Songwriter(s) Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita
Producer(s) Jack White
The Dead Weather singles chronology
"Hang You from the Heavens"
"Treat Me Like Your Mother"
"Hang You from the Heavens"
"Treat Me Like Your Mother"
Horehound track listing
"60 Feet Tall"
"Hang You from the Heavens"
"I Cut Like a Buffalo"

"Hang You from the Heavens" is the debut single by American alternative rock band The Dead Weather. It was released on March 11, 2009 and was backed with a cover of Gary Numan's "Are 'Friends' Electric?". The single was released through iTunes and on a 7" vinyl limited to 150 copies, all of which were given to the crowd at the band's debut performance at the opening of the Third Man Records headquarters.[1][2] The 7" was later released through their website, and record stores.

The song was released as downloadable content for the Rock Band series on July 14, 2009 along with "No Hassle Night" and "Treat Me Like Your Mother".

In the fall of 2009, this song was featured in TV spots to promote the premiere of The Vampire Diaries, an American television series that airs on The CW.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hang You From The Heavens" Dean Fertita/Alison Mosshart 3:39
2. "Are 'Friends' Electric?" Gary Numan 4:24
Total length: 8:03

Music video[edit]

A low budget music video was made in promotion of the single. The video was shot entirely in black and white and features the band members sitting inside of a photo booth in various sequence and combination. The band are all wearing black leather jackets and bring in various objects and clothes into the booth. One object brought in multiple times is a piece of cardboard with a circular hole which each member brings in at a certain point and stares into.

There are two primary camera angles used during the video. The first angle comes from just outside the booth and oversees the members entrance into the booth. The other angle comes from inside the booth, filming the member in front of a curtain. The first angle is used exclusively until 2:27 when the second angle becomes used exclusively.


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Single Sales 8

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Michael D. Ayers (March 12, 2009). "Jack White Forms The Dead Weather". New York: Billboard. 
  2. ^ Gil Kaufman (March 12, 2009). "Jack White Debuts New Band, The Dead Weather". MTV.