Down So Long

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"Down So Long"
Cover art for commercial UK and European editions
Single by Jewel
from the album Spirit
Released February 1999 (1999-02)
(see release history)
Format CD
Recorded 1998
Genre Folk, pop
Length 4:19 (album version)
4:20 (radio remix)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Jewel Kilcher
Producer(s) Patrick Leonard
Jewel singles chronology
"Down So Long"
"Jupiter (Swallow the Moon)"

"Down So Long" is a folk pop song written by Jewel and produced by Patrick Leonard for Jewel's second album, Spirit (1998). Jewel wrote the song in 1992 when she was eighteen years old and that she "like[s] it on a musical level, not message-wise." This was the second single that Jewel had not re-recorded vocals for its single release. The guitar in the song was slightly altered creating a stronger sound. A commercial single was not released within the U.S., but was outside of the U.S. The single received a very slight change in the instrumental, which is almost undetected from the album version, it's credited as the radio edit or sometimes the radio remix.

The single peaked at number fifty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it also peaked at number ten on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart.[1] It also charted in the UK and New Zealand, reaching the top forty and the top twenty respectively.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Down So Long"
  2. "Fat Boy" (live)
  3. "I'm Sensitive" (live)


Chart (1999) Peak
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[3] 16
UK Singles Chart[2] 38
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 59
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40[1] 10
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[1] 21

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia March 15, 1999 Atlantic Records CD 7567-84433-2
New Zealand April 12, 1999 Atlantic CD
United Kingdom June 14, 1999 Atlantic CD AT0064CD



  1. ^ a b c d "Jewel - Artist Chart History". Allmusic. Retrieved June 29, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Down So Long - UK Chart Run". Retrieved June 29, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Down So Long - New Zealand Chart Run". Retrieved June 29, 2008.