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Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

by

Cher



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This was written by Cher's husband at the time, Sonny Bono.
In this song, Cher recalls playing childhood games with a boy when he would shoot her with his toy gun. They grow up together and get married but then he leaves her. She has again been shot down, but this time it's for real and she is devastated.
Cher re-recorded the song in 1987 on her self-titled album with Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora on guitar.
This was an international hit and Cher's biggest solo hit of the 1960s in the United States selling over 3 million copies.
A cover by Nancy Sinatra released as an album track the same year was used in the opening scenes of the 2003 Tarantino film Kill Bill Volume 1. In 2005, UK production duo Audio Bullys used Nancy Sinatra's rendition as a basis for a dance track, which reached #9 in the UK. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
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Comments (3):

Nancy's cover is better,foe me.
- ivan, santiago, Chile
Terry Reid covered this in 1968 on an album called, interestingly enough, 'Bang Bang, You're Terry Reid'.
- Lester, New York City, NY
This song was also covered by Vanilla Fudge on their first (Self-titled)album.
- Bob, Southfield, MI
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