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Gunman (187 Lockdown song)

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Single by 187 Lockdown
from the album 187
Released3 November 1997
GenreSpeed garage
Songwriter(s)Danny Harrison, Julian Jonah
Producer(s)Danny Harrison, Julian Jonah
187 Lockdown singles chronology

"Gunman" is the debut single by English speed garage duo 187 Lockdown. The song was released twice, first in November 1997 where it reached No. 16 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 1 on the UK Dance Chart, then again the following year, peaking one place lower at No. 17.[1]

The song contains samples of Ennio Morricone's "Carillon (Watch chimes)" (from the film For a Few Dollars More), and a vocal sample from Dr Alimantado's "Gimmie Mi Gun".[2]

Impact and legacy

In 1999, Tom Ewing of Freaky Trigger ranked the song at number 84 in his list of the "Top 100 Singles of the 90s", saying "'Gunman' is crude, undeniable stuff, formulaic as hell but a formula that felt – feels – fresh, exciting and accessible."[3]

The Guardian listed "Gunman" at number 8 in their list of "The best UK garage tracks - ranked!" in 2019.[4]

Mixmag included the song in their list of "The 15 Best Speed Garage Records Released in '97 and '98".[5] included the song in their list of "10 underground UK garage classics that still sound fresh today".[6]

Track listing

UK CD single
  1. "Gunman" (Pointed Radio Edit) (3:07)
  2. "Gunman" (Nu-Birth's Gun Groove Dub) (6:30)
  3. "Gunman" (Original Mix) (6:19)
  4. "Gunman" (Natural Born Chillers Remix) (7:12)
  5. "Gunman" (Blunt Edit) (3:31)


Chart (1997) Peak
Scotland (OCC)[7] 51
UK Singles (OCC)[8] 16
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[9] 1
Chart (1998) Peak
Scotland (OCC)[10] 41
UK Singles (OCC)[11] 17


  1. ^ "187 LOCKDOWN | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  2. ^ "Gunman - 187 Lockdown". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  3. ^ Ewing, Tom (4 September 1999). "84. 187 LOCKDOWN – "Gunman"". FreakyTrigger. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  4. ^ "The best UK garage tracks". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  5. ^ "The 15 best speed garage records released in '97 and '98". Mixmag.
  6. ^ "10 underground UK garage classics that still sound fresh today". Red Bull.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Official UK Dance Singles Chart (9 November 1997 - 15 November 1997)".
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.

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