Shot Me Down

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"Shot Me Down"
David Guetta Shot Me Down.jpg
Single by David Guetta featuring Skylar Grey
from the album Listen (Deluxe edition)
Released3 February 2014
Genre Big room house
Length3:11
Label Parlophone
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • David Guetta
  • Giorgio Tuinfort
  • Ralph Wegner
David Guetta singles chronology
"Ain't a Party"
(2013)
"Shot Me Down"
(2014)
"Bad"
(2014)
Skylar Grey singles chronology
"White Suburban"
(2013)
"Shot Me Down"
(2014)
"Bed of Lies"
(2014)

"Shot Me Down" is a song by French house music producer and DJ David Guetta, featuring vocals from American singer Skylar Grey. The song was released on 3 February 2014 as a digital download. It was produced by David Guetta and Giorgio Tuinfort, with additional production from Ralph Wegner. [1] The song has peaked at number six on the French Singles Chart, while also peaking within the top ten of the charts in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Hungary and Australia and the top twenty of the charts in Germany, Spain and Italy. The original version of the song, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", was released by Cher in 1966 and was famously covered by Nancy Sinatra in the same year.

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Critical reception

DJ Times described the song as "A clear departure from Guetta’s pop anthems of the past few years" and compared "the electro frenzy of percussion-laden drops and grinding pops" to Martin Garrix's song "Animals". [2] Mike Wass of Idolator wrote: "The track closely follows Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' formula of blending raw acoustic moments — courtesy of Skylar Grey's husky vocal — with bone-rattling beats and the radio version simply trims away some of the instrumental." [3] Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a mixed review stating:

"Even before listening to David Guetta's new single, it's difficult not to think, is this really necessary? And if you feel like you've already heard it before actually hearing it, it's because essentially you have; the Cher/Nancy Sinatra classic has not only been covered to death already, but a dance version created by production duo Audio Bullys in 2005 remains perfectly serviceable today. So why is he bothering? Surprisingly, the song's infamous chorus remains largely similar to the original here, even with Skylar Grey's vocal, which bears a haunting resemblance to Sinatra's. It's a shame then that it's been sandwiched between sections of menacing beats, strobing EDM and grinding bass. In separation they both sound like promising songs, but together, the result feels lazy and disjointed." Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]

Track listings

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Shot Me Down" (featuring Skylar Grey)3:11
CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Shot Me Down" (featuring Skylar Grey) (original)3:11
2."Shot Me Down" (featuring Skylar Grey) (extended)5:15

Charts and certifications

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabel
France 3 February 2014 [67] Digital download
United Kingdom 10 February 2014 [68]

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