Down Down

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"Down Down" is a song by English rock band Status Quo. Written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young and produced by Status Quo, "Down Down" was Status Quo's only number one single on the UK Singles Chart. The single spent a week at the top of the chart in January 1975. It was released on 29 November 1974 on the Vertigo label, paired with the B-side song "Nightride". Both songs came from the album On the Level, which had yet to be released. The album version lasts 5 minutes and 24 seconds, whilst the single version is 3 minutes and 49 seconds. The song was inspired by T. Rex's debut single "Debora". Originally it was titled "Get Down", but this was changed before release, possibly to avoid confusion with the Gilbert O'Sullivan song of the same name. Towards the end of his life, DJ John Peel was known for playing "Down Down" as part of his eclectic DJ sets. In 1986 co-writer Bob Young recorded a country style version of "Down Down" to open his solo album In Quo Country. In July 2012, Status Quo reworked the lyrics to create a three-minute promotional song for the Australian supermarket chain Coles. The chorus chants, "down, down, prices are down". This was released on television and YouTube, the most notable of which depicted a mince rally. The song was reprised, in 2014, for the band's thirty-first studio album Aquostic (Stripped Bare). It was featured in the ninety-minute launch performance of the album at London's Roundhouse on 22 October and recorded and broadcast live by BBC Radio 2 as part of their In Concert series. 


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I want all the world to see
To see you're laughing, and you're laughing at me
I can take it all from you
Again again again again
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To keep you guessing, stop your messing with me
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I have found you out you see
I know what you're doing, what you're doing to me
I'll keep on and say to you
Again again again again
Again-gain-gain-gain deeper and down

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Status Quo

Status Quo, also colloquially known as The Quo or just Quo, are an English rock band whose music is characterized by their distinctive brand of boogie rock. more »

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Written by: FRANCIS DOMINIC MICHAEL NICOLA ROSSI, ROBERT KEITH YOUNG

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15 facts about this song

Song Release
"Down Down" was released in 1974 by the English rock band, Status Quo.
Chart Performance
The song peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart in January 1975, making it their only UK number one single.
Songwriters
"Down Down" was written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young, who were both members of the band.
Album Appearance
The song also appears on the band’s seventh studio album titled ‘On the Level’ which was released in February 1975.
Live Performances
"Down Down" is a staple of Status Quo’s live performances.
Record Label
The song was released under the Vertigo Records label, serving as the leading single for their upcoming album at the time.
Genre Classification
"Down Down" is described as hard rock and boogie rock.
Song Popularity
"Down Down" remains as one of Status Quo's most popular tracks, and it is often chosen as part of various compilation albums.
Cover Versions
It has been covered by several artists over the years, highlighting its ongoing popularity.
Recognition
In 2012, "Down Down" was granted a Gold Disc for sales in the United Kingdom.
Music Video
The music video for "Down Down" was directed by Royston Langdon, and it showcases the band playing the song in a live setting.
Song Influence
It has been cited as a notable influence on the Britpop genre that emerged in the UK in the mid-1990s.
Song Length
The album version of "Down Down" ran for 5:24 minutes, while the edited single version ran for approximately 3:49 minutes.
Other Versions
A re-recorded version of "Down Down" also appeared on Status Quo’s 2014 album ‘Aquostic (Stripped Bare)'.
Studio
"Down Down" was recorded at IBC Studios in London, UK.

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