|Single by Status Quo|
|from the album On the Level|
|Released||26 April 1974|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues-rock, heavy metal|
|Length||3:49 (single version)
5:24 (album version)
|Status Quo singles chronology|
Written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young and produced by Status Quo, "Down Down" was Status Quo's only number one single in the UK Singles Chart to date. "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.
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 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.
"Lonely This Christmas" by Mud
|UK Singles Chart number one single
January 18, 1975 (1 week)
"Ms Grace" by The Tymes
- Mugan, Chris (2002-12-07). "John Peel's comments on playing 'Down Down', in The Guardian". London. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
- "Status Quo perform Down, Down for Coles". Australia. 2012-07-11.
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