' Hit "DOWN DOWN" by STATUS QUO | Summary | Music Minder
The Premier International Online Directory of Musicians & Entertainers
  music minder
Search For:   
In Table:  
Home Entertainers Businesses About Contact
Albums Birthdates Hits Instruments Lyrics Memorials On This Day
 
 
Home > Hits Menu > Hits List > "DOWN DOWN" by STATUS QUO > Summary
« ListSummaryCreditsReviewsLyricsAudioLinksArtist »

DOWN DOWN

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: STATUS QUO
 
 
Song Author: Francis Rossi and Bob Young
 
 
Year Recorded: 1974
 
SONG PROFILE
 
Down Down

"Down Down" is a popular song by the English rock band, Status Quo.

Written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young and produced by Status Quo, "Down Down" was one of Status Quo's two number one singles in the UK Singles Chart so far (the second being "Come on You Reds" in 1994).

"Down Down" spent a week at the top of the chart in January 1975.

The single was first 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 and the single version 3 minutes and 49 seconds.

Originally it was entitled "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 released a country music style version of "Down Down" on his solo album In Quo Country.

In July 2012 Status Quo reworked the lyrics to create a (tongue in cheek) 3-minute promotional song for the Australian supermarket chain Coles. The chorus chants, "down, down, prices are down". This was released on television and YouTube.

Originally it was entitled "Get Down", but this was changed before release, possibly to avoid confusion with the Gilbert O'Sullivan song of the same name.