The Horror Honeys: Revenge Wednesday Jam ~ 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)'

Revenge Wednesday Jam ~ 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)'

I was five and he was six
We rode on horses made of sticks
He wore black and I wore white
He would always win the fight
Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down

Let's clarify something right off the bat... I love Cher. Cher is life. There is no one greater than Cher. But when it comes to versions of "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)," Nancy Sinatra wins the cover game. Nancy took a song that was slightly unsettling and made it mournful, devastating, and heartbreaking. There is a reason it is one of the most memorable musical moments in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies: it captures the true longing of a woman beaten and bloodied by love. There is no better song for crying alone in a dark room. ~RH