Follow You Down

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"Follow You Down"
Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down.jpg
Single by Gin Blossoms
from the album Congratulations I'm Sorry
A-side "Til I Hear It from You" / "Follow You Down"
Released February 5, 1996
Genre Jangle pop, alternative rock
Length 4:31
Label Fontana, A&M
Writer(s) S. Johnson, B. Leen, P. Rhodes, J. Valenzuela, R. Wilson
Producer(s) John Hampton, Gin Blossoms
Gin Blossoms singles chronology
"Til I Hear It from You"
(1995)
"Follow You Down"
(1996)
"Day Job"
(1996)
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"Follow You Down" is the first[1] song from the album Congratulations... I'm Sorry by Gin Blossoms, and was released as a double-A side single along with "Til I Hear It from You". According to an interview by Songfacts with Gin Blossoms songwriter Jesse Valenzuela, this song was written at the very end of the recording process for the Congratulations...I'm Sorry album.[2] The song received a fair amount of radio play and has been featured in several films, including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. It reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in a 46-week stay on the chart.

Critical response[edit]

Billboard said the song showcases "this band's knack for crafting perfect pop hooks with sing-along lyrics."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Follow You Down (Edit)" 3:45
2. "Til I Hear It From You (LP Version)" 3:46
3. "Seeing Stars" 3:44
4. "Idiot Summer" 4:10

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts (1996) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 30
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 9
End of year chart (1996) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 15

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Track listing
  2. ^ "Follow You Down". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  3. ^ Flick, Larry (3 February 1996), "Singles: Pop". Billboard. 108 (5):70
  4. ^ "Chart Stats - Gin Blossoms". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "AllMusic.com - Billboard Charts - Albums > Gin Blossoms". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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