The History Channel, along with A&E and Lifetime, is following its successful Hatfields & McCoys mini-series with Bonnie and Clyde. The trailer features Nico Vega‘s remake of “Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”:
Sonny Bono wrote the song and produced the original recording by his then-wife, Cher:
Terry Reid‘s pop-psych cover . . .
. . . is a whole lot more fun than Vanilla Fudge‘s pompous trudge through the song . . .
. . . which David Fincher used to evoke psychedelic San Francisco in Zodiac, even though the band was from Long Island.
will.i.am grafted bits of the refrain into this Frankenstein’s monster mutation:
Of course, Quentin Tarantino, who almost always prefers covers to originals for his soundtracks, included Nancy Sinatra‘s take in Kill Bill (will he ever release the long promised Whole Bloody Affair?):
And K-pop girl group Brown Eyed Girls featured a bit of the song in their recent homage to the “Deadly Viper Assassination Squad”:
Yes, I featured this video in my recent homage to K-pop, but I figured I could get a bit more bang from it.