Home Entertainment Question of the Day: What’s The Best Gun Song of All Time? EntertainmentQuestion of the Day Question of the Day: What’s The Best Gun Song of All Time? By Robert Farago - January 8, 2011 20 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Movie Arms Expert: Blame Baldwin and the ‘Rust’ Armorer for Cinematographer’s Death Book Review: The Family Business Unwoke Once Again: Elmer Fudd Gets His Gun Back 20 COMMENTS James McMurty’s Choctaw Bingo… from 3:98 to about 5:02 in the song, the best firearm related content in any piece of music I’ve heard. Reply How about “Bible and a Gun” by Jason and the Scorchers or “21 guns” by Green Day. Two of my favs. There’s a zillion of them. The best? Tough to choose. Reply Ooh! I forgot “68 Guns” by The Alarm. Rockin’. Reply The Yin and Yang of gun songs: “Janie’s Got a Gun” and “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town.” Reply .32-20 Blues by Robert Johnson Reply A few favorites from my iPod: AC/DC – For Those About to Rock We Salute You (canons are guns, too) Filter – Hey Man, Nice Shot (based on the public suicide of Pennsylvania state treasurer Budd Dwyer in 1987) Sting – I Hung My Head (a murder ballad) Shinedown – .45 (banned by MTV for the words, “I’m starring down the barrel of a .45”) Def Leppard – Billy’s Got a Gun (man on the lamb song) Aerosmith – Janie’s Got a Gun (abused girl defends self with a gun) Stone Temple Pilots – Silvergun Superman (song about jealousy “Superman with a silver gun”) Reply Oh, and how could I leave out: Poe – Angry Johnny (scorned woman: “Want to blow you… away”) Iron Maiden – Trooper (no explanation necessary) Queensryche – Best I Can (child disabled by shooting self after finding hidden handgun in home) U2 – Bullet the Blue Sky (protest of US intervention in El Salvador’s civil war) Queensryche – Operation Mindcrime (entire album about a hitman for a revolutionary terror cell) Def Leppard – Gods of War (protest song – clips of Reagan and Thatcher speeches mixed over miscellaneous gun and war sounds) Ratt – Wanted Man (about a gunfighter – probably a metaphor for something else, if you know what I mean) Saliva – Click Click Boom (censored by Clear Channel until lyrics re-recorded “Click Click Pull”) Nirvana – Come As You Are (“No I dont have a gun” — actually, he did) Reply locked and loaded by jackel is great and I love guns on utube is really good. bang bang by nancy sinatra is also good. Reply Johnny Cash’s Delia is real good. Reply How about “I Like Guns” by Steve Lee? Reply Maybe not the best of all times but for the visual picture one gets from the lyrics makes me smile. Rodney Atkins and “Cleaning This Gun” Reply Nobody has mentione Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun”…..”bullets fly like rain…” or Alice in Chains “Rooster” (Jerry Cantrel’s(lead guitarist) Dad was 101st ABN in the ‘Nam)….Walkin tall machine fun man…..the bullets scream at me from nowhere…got my pills against mosquito death… Reply fat fingered… Hendrix should be mentioned Alice in Chains should be Walkin tall machine Gun man… Reply How about “Roland the headless thompson gunner” By Warren Zevon ? Or “Guns” by DI ? Reply I’d have to go with either Lynnard Skynnard’s “Give Me Back My Bullets” or Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust”, with an honorable mention for The Beatles’ “Happiness is a Warm Gun” Reply I must agree with “Gimme back my bullets”, GREAT tune!! But ive gotta throw in “Saturday night special” for ive unfortunately seen more harm than good in my years, and it’s simply a kickass song~ Reply Bo Diddley’s a Gunslinger Reply “Big Iron” performed by Marty Robbins many years ago. I also like Jimmie Rodgers performing “Frankie and Johny.” “Frankie drew back her kimono, she took out her little .44, then rootie toot toot, three time she shot, right through that hardwood door!” Reply Come now…. Nobody has thought of “They were having a sale at the gun store” by Leslie Fish, yet? For shame!! Reply 16 shells from a .30-06 The great, though abstruse, Tom Waits. He shouts out a Winchester in “Cold Cold Ground” as well. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.