Down (Stone Temple Pilots song)

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Single by Stone Temple Pilots
from the album No. 4
B-side "MC5"
"Down" (live)
Released April 5, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Alternative metal
Length 3:48
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Music: Robert DeLeo
Lyrics: Scott Weiland
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
Stone Temple Pilots singles chronology
"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
"Sour Girl"

"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
"Sour Girl"
Audio sample
Music video
"Down" on YouTube

"Down" is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, released as the first single from their fourth album, No. 4. In the U.S., the song peaked at #5 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #9 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Release and reception[edit]

In 2001, it was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the Grammy Awards, an award STP had previously won for the song "Plush" in 1994.

"Down" appears on the compilation albums Thank You and Buy This.


(1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 7
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[1] 5
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[2] 9

Music video[edit]

The song's music video features a dark room with two projection screens. A white light continuously flickers in the room as confetti is raining down. The screens alternate between images of the band performing this song at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, a woman in a room that either shows her underwater or surrounded by fire raining down on her, and shots of a coffee mug falling to the floor and shattering. On occasion, the song's lyrics will also flash on either screen.

This video was directed by Robert Hales and Mark Racco.

Covers and other appearances[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Down" - 3:49
  2. "Down" (Live) - 3:59
  3. "MC5" - 2:42


  1. ^ "Mainstream Rock Tracks – Stone Temple Pilots". Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  2. ^ "Alternative Songs – Stone Temple Pilots". Retrieved 2013-03-08.

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