"Dangerous Girl" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2010 and leaked on May 13, 2012. The song was co-written and produced by Richard Scott and Scott Ralph of Daft Dog. An a cappella demo of the song leaked on June 19, 2012.
Background[edit | edit source]
In a 2010 interview with Daft Dog Productions, Del Rey described the song as "an all American relationship gone wrong." The song surfaced via Daft Dog's SoundCloud account when it was uploaded on February 22, 2011.
When a fan asked Daft Dog if they produced more songs than "Dangerous Girl" with Lana, they stated that "Dangerous Girl" was the song "which seemed to be the strongest idea". This implies that there was more songs that the duo produced for Lana.
Cross-references[edit | edit source]
- The song title is mentioned in "Kinda Outta Luck".
- References to white mink are also found in "Dum Dum".
- The melody of the chorus is similar to the melody in the chorus of "You & Me".
- The phrase "I am the baddest" appears in "Summer of Sam" in both lyric and melody.
- Del Rey talks about being "cool" in the demo and in "National Anthem".
- Del Rey also refers to herself as "America's sweetheart" in "Afraid".
- A reference to "living off the grid" appears in the demo version of "Children of the Bad Revolution".
- The East Side is mentioned in "Summer of Sam".
- Taking a plane to France also appears in "Take Me to Paris".
- A "mafiosi" is mentioned in "Backfire" and the demo version of "Children of the Bad Revolution".
- The Jersey Shore is also mentioned in "Methamphetamines" and "Heartshaped Chevrolet".
- A gold chain is mentioned in "Off to the Races".
- The lyric "honey, put on that party dress, hell yes" may be referenced from "Mary Jane's Last Dance" by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. It is also similarly found in "American".
Official versions[edit | edit source]
- Final version — 4:09
- A cappella demo — 1:01