Ladytron (5:29)

Cover of Thrill Of It All

From Thrill Of It All and 17 other releases

“Ladytron” is a song by Bryan Ferry, recorded by his band Roxy Music and appearing on their eponymous debut album. The British electronic band Ladytron took their name from this song.

The song has distinctive instrumentation, including an oboe solo, liberal use of the mellotron’s famous “three violins” tape set, and much processing of the other instruments by Brian Eno via his Electronic Music Studios VCS3 synthesizer and tape echo. The sound in the start of the song was created by Brian Eno, after Bryan Ferry asked him to produce something reminiscent of the Lunar Landing.

Lyrically, it presents Ferry as a Casanova-style seducer of women, whilst being simultaneously enraptured by them. Another interpretation is that the Ladytron is a female robot (hence the name), being seduced by Ferry.

The Times has called Ladytron one of Roxy Music’s “best loved songs.”

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You've got me girl on the run around, run around
Got me all around town
You've got me girl on the run around
And it's getting me down, getting me down

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  • Rissacakes

    Truly incredible.

    19 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Earlyturtle

    So ridiculously good.

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • pogopatterson

    WoW!

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • alin1

    Great song. The British electronic music band Ladytron took their name after this song. Brian Eno (who was a member of Roxy Music at that time) said about this band that they're "the best of English pop music". He also invited them to play for a special festival at Sydney Opera House in 2009.

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • KommisarK

    Ya got me girl on the runaround-runaround.

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • SkullPandy

    VELVET GOLDMINE!!!!!

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    It sounds like I'm being flown onto the surface of a distant planet, ye-gads

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Tag1955

    This song has such depth and so many ideas, much like the band that created it. Absolutely brilliant track!(2)

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • LSBumblebee

    The search for Eddie Riff is over!

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • DanLovesAlice

    This song has such depth and so many ideas, much like the band that created it. Absolutely brilliant track!

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • swordsof1000men

    The oboe solo gets me every time. Incredible ♥

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Oboetastic

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Bantukov

    тупая хурма

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • MiaoPurrington

    This song features the most stirring oboe virtuoso in rock music history. As the kids would say: epic win.

    2 Sep 2011 Reply
  • CureVaNiNawl

    sex song

    30 Aug 2011 Reply
  • cellotree

    great long version, love it!

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • benadlard

    Great song

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • yeoldebard

    lady if you wanna find a lover then you look no further for i'm gonna be your only my favourite ferry lyric

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Jez333

    Love this song. I was introduced to this song through the cover featured in Velvet Goldmine, then found the original. Such a unique and talented band.

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
  • deadkoh

    Sooo good. Love it

    7 Nov 2010 Reply
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