Beyonce Sings “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” In HBO’s ‘On The Run’ Trailer: Watch
Beyonce covers a 1966 classic in the second trailer for HBO’s On the Run special.
While dressed as a jazz singer and staring down one captive audience member, husband and touring partner Jay Z, she sings the opening lines of the Sonny Bono-penned “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” as more so inspired by Nancy Sinatra than Cher: “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…”
Then the On the Run trailer cuts to exhilarating footage from Beyonce and Jay Z’s joint tour: The stunts. The squats. The hair flips. The crowd doing the Roc-A-Fella sign. Beyonce casually pushing her husband aside, just because. While the lyrics to “Bang Bang” spell out defeat, the trailer only confirms that during On the Run, Jay Z actually plays hypeman to his wife.
Watch the new HBO On the Run trailer up top, then revisit Cher and Nancy Sinatra’s versions of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” below.
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