Bonnie and Clyde (Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot song)  

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"Bonnie and Clyde" is a French language song written by Serge Gainsbourg, and performed by Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. It is based on an English language poem written by Bonnie Parker herself a few weeks before she and Clyde Barrow were shot, entitled "The Trail's End". The song tells the story of the outlaw couple Bonnie and Clyde. It was released on two albums in 1968: Gainsbourg's album Initials B.B., and Gainsbourg and Bardot's album Bonnie and Clyde.



  • American alt-rock band Luna included a cover of "Bonnie and Clyde" as a hidden track on their 1995 album Penthouse with Lætitia Sadier of Stereolab on vocals.
  • Belinda Carlisle covers "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Contact" on her 2007 French language album Voila. Belinda also recorded an English version of the song, included on a bonus disc.
  • Giddle & Boyd (Giddle Partridge and Boyd Rice) cover "Bonnie and Clyde" on their 2008 EP Going Steady with Peggy Moffitt.
  • Italian singer Syria made a cover of "Bonnie & Clyde" in Italian language.
  • Mick Harvey covered "Bonnie and Clyde" on his album Intoxicated Man.
  • Steve Wynn (songwriter) translated the song to english and recorded a cover as a duet with Johnette Napolitano on his 1992 album Dazzling Display.


  • Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue sampled the song on her song "Sensitized" off her 2007 album X.
  • French rapper MC Solaar sampled it in his song "Nouveau Western", on his 1994 album, Prose Combat
  • American Hip Hop duo 7L & Esoteric sampled it on their song "Everywhere" off their 2006 album A New Dope.


Soundtrack appearances

  • The song is featured in the burlesque show scene of the 2007 film Rush Hour 3 and in the 2002 film Laurel Canyon starring Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsale.

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