Down on the Street

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"Down on the Street"
Single by Shakatak
from the album Down on the Street
B-side "Holding On", "Dark Is The Night"
Released July 6, 1984
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1984
Genre Jazz-funk
Length 3:16
Label Polydor, PolyGram
Songwriter(s) Bill Sharpe, Roger Odell
Producer(s) Nigel Wright, Les McCutcheon
Shakatak singles chronology
"If You Could See Me Now"
"Down on the Street"
"Don't Blame It on Love"

"If You Could See Me Now"
"Down on the Street"
"Don't Blame It on Love"

"Down on the Street" is a 1984 song by British band Shakatak. The song is about the joy of nightlife. It was a big hit, reaching #9 in the UK.[1]

It was also their only chart entry in the U.S., with no further hits there, although their duet with Al Jarreau on "Day by Day" in 1985 was a mild success.

The song has been covered by Norwegian band D'Sound.

Track listing[edit]

7" single
  1. "Down on the Street" 3:16
  2. "Holding On" 4:35
12" single
  1. "Down on the Street" 6:48
  2. "Dark Is the Night" 6:05


Chart (1984/85) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 27
UK Singles Chart 9
German Singles Chart 17
Dutch Top 40 31
French Singles Chart 25


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