Down (Marian Hill song)

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"Down"
Down - Marian Hill.jpeg
Single by Marian Hill
from the album Act One
ReleasedMarch 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
FormatDownload
Genre
Length3:17
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
  • Samantha Gongol
  • Jeremy Lloyd
Producer(s)Jeremy Lloyd
Marian Hill singles chronology
"One Time"
(2015)
"Down"
(2016)
"I Want You"
(2016)
Music video
"Down" on YouTube

"Down" is a song recorded by American electronic duo Marian Hill as a single from their debut album Act One. Originally released in 2016, the song became popular after its adoption by Apple in an AirPods commercial.[1]

The song started to gain more traction over the following weeks, debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 and Alternative Songs chart.[2] The song became a sleeper hit, peaking at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Composition[edit]

The song is written in the key of C minor with a tempo of 85 beats per minute. It follows a chord progression of Cm–Bb–Ab–Gm.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Down" debuted at number one on the Billboard Top TV Commercials chart in January 2017.[1] Shortly after, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 99[2] before rising in the following weeks. The song later entered the top 40 of the chart and peaked at number 21.[4]

Music video[edit]

The video starts with Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd inside an elevator with walls covered with pink flowers. Samantha sings her verse as the elevator keeps going down. Next elevator comes with Samantha inside and Jeremy on the roof of elevator playing keyboard. As the video goes on, both Samantha and Jeremy are shown changing elevators and walking via lobby. In the end both faces anti gravity as the elevator goes down in a high speed as its rope is cut off.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 56
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 41
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 12
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 42
France (SNEP)[9] 14
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 67
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 59
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 21
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 20
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[14] 16
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 90

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7694127/marian-hills-down-debuts-at-no-1-on-top-tv-commercials-chart-for
  2. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/2017-02-04
  3. ^ Marian Hill "Down" Sheet Music in C Minor musicnotes.com
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/2017-02-18
  5. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #408". auspOp. February 18, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Marian Hill – Down" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Marian Hill – Down" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Marian Hill Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 13, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Marian Hill – Down". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Marian Hill – Down". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "Marian Hill Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  13. ^ "Marian Hill Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Marian Hill Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  15. ^ "Marian Hill Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  16. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Marian Hill – Down". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 13, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.