Going Down Town Tonight

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"Going Down Town Tonight"
Single by Status Quo
from the album Back to Back
Released 11 May 1984 (1984-05-11)
Format 7 inch vinyl
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:20
Label Vertigo Records
Writer(s) Guy Johnson
Producer(s) Status Quo
Status Quo singles chronology
"Marguerita Time"
"Going Down Town Tonight"
"The Wanderer"

"Going Down Town Tonight" is a single released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1984. A different version was included on the album Back to Back.[1]

It was written by a songwriter/pianist called Guy Johnson. Johnson had originally approached Rossi with some demo pieces in 1981 and Rossi later signed him to his publishing company Dump Music. The song was re-recorded and extended for this release. The picture sleeve featured a cartoon drawing of the band by Rob Fletcher, an artist who has also worked extensively with Bob Young. "Too Close To The Ground" had also been a planned single, as adverts in the press announced that it was to be the band's new single.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Going Down Town Tonight" (Re-recorded version) (G Johnson) (4.20)
  2. "Too Close To The Ground" (Parfitt/Bown) (3.43)


Chart (1984) Position
UK Singles Chart 20
Ireland 14


  1. ^ "Status Quo discography". statusquo.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 

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