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Femme Fatale
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single by Duran Duran
B-side "Fallen Angel"
"Stop Dead"
Released 1994
Format 7", Cassette, CD
Genre Pop
Length 4:21 minutes
Label EMI France
Writer Lou Reed
Producer(s) Duran Duran
John Jones
Duran Duran

"Femme Fatale" is a cover song by Duran Duran, released as a single in France from The Wedding Album by EMI France during 1994.

About the songEdit

Written by Lou Reed, the song was originally recorded by The Velvet Underground for their 1967 debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico.

At producer Andy Warhol's request, band frontman Lou Reed wrote the song about Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick.[1] The Velvet Underground released the song as a single in December 1966.

Duran Duran's version was also released as a 1994 promo single in the Philippines.

Music videoEdit

The black and white video was directed by Ellen von Unwerth and first aired November 1993.

Other coversEdit

Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico have performed solo versions of the song. In addition, the following artists have recorded it.

  • Geneviève Waïte (1973)
  • Big Star (1978)
  • Tracey Thorn (1982)
  • Propaganda (1984)
  • Dramarama (1985)
  • R.E.M. (1987)
  • Tom Tom Club (1988)
  • Beef (1991)
  • Duran Duran (1993)
  • Greg Kihn (1994)
  • Pansy Division (1995)
  • Teenage Fanclub (1997)
  • FourPlay Electric String Quartet (2000)
  • Ours (2002)
  • Émilie Simon (2003)
  • Angel Corpus Christi (2003)
  • Elisa (2004)
  • Hecate's Angels (2004)
  • Owen (2006)
  • The Feeling (2008)

Track listingEdit

7" 881156-7 promo (France)

  1. "Femme Fatale" - 4:24
  2. "Fallen Angel" - 4:35

Cassette 8811564 PM 099 (France)

  1. "Femme Fatale" - 4:24
  2. "Fallen Angel" - 4:35

CD SPCD 1699 promo (France)

  1. "Femme Fatale" - 4:24

CD 8811562 (France)

  1. "Femme Fatale" - 4:24
  2. "Fallen Angel" - 4:35
  3. "Stop Dead" - 4:32

Other appearancesEdit

Albums:

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

LyricsEdit

Song Writer: Lou Reed (Originally The Velvet Underground)

Here she comes
Better watch your step
She's going to break your heart in two, it's true
It's not hard to realize
Just look into those false colored eyes
She'll build you up just to put you down, what a clown

'Cause everybody knows
(She's a femme fatale)
The things she does to please
(She's a femme fatale)
She's just a little tease
(She's a femme fatale)
See the way she walks
Hear the way she talks

You're written in her book
Number thirty-seven take a look
She's going to smile to make you frown, what a clown
Little boy, she's from the street
Before you stop you're already beat
She's going to play you for a fool, yes it's true

'Cause everybody knows
(She's a femme fatale)
The things she does to please
(She's a femme fatale)
She's just a little tease
(She's a femme fatale)
See the way she walks
Hear the way she talks

(Yeah, I see that girl, see man
I know where you're coming from
She's all lips and eyes and legs
And man she looks great but you know what
She's gonna mess you up pal)
She will try to bring you down
The hardest girl around

'Cause everybody knows
The things she does to please
She's just a little tease
And everybody knows, she's a, she's a
She's a femme fatale
She's a femme fatale
She's a femme fatale
She's a femme fatale, yeah

She's a femme fatale
She's a femme fatale
She's a femme fatale
She's a femme fatale
She's a femme fatale

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bockris, Victor. Transformer: The Lou Reed Story. Simon & Schuster, New York 1994. (ISBN 0684803666)

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