Slow Down (Loose Ends song)

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"Slow Down"
Single by Loose Ends
from the album Zagora
B-side "Slow Down (Slow Jam)"
Released September 20, 1986 (UK)
Format Vinyl (12"), Vinyl (7"), Cassette Single
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B
Length 4:06
Label MCA Records
Songwriter(s) Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene, Steve Nichol
Producer(s) Nick Martinelli
Loose Ends singles chronology
"Stay a Little While, Child"
"Slow Down"
"Nights of Pleasure"
"Stay a Little While, Child"
"Slow Down"
"Nights of Pleasure"
Zagora track listing
"Be Thankful (Mama's Song)"
"Slow Down"
"Ooh, You Make Me Feel"

"Slow Down" is the 8th single by English R&B band Loose Ends from their third studio album, Zagora. It was released in September 1986 by MCA Records and produced by Loose Ends' longtime collaborator Nick Martinelli. The single was the group's second and last number one on the Soul Singles chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

7” Single: VS884

  1. "Slow Down" 4.06
  2. "Slow Down (Slow Jam)" 3.11

12” Single: VS884-12

  1. "Slow Down (Extended Version)" 7.31
  2. "Slow Down (Slow Jam)" 7.08

2nd 12” Single: VS884-12 - limited edition with bonus 12"

  1. "Slow Down (Extended Version)" 7.31
  2. "Slow Down (Slow Jam)" 7.08
  3. "Gonna Make You Mine (Westside Remix) 5.43 *
  4. "Slow Down (Dub Version) 6.47

* The Westside Remix of 'Gonna Make You Mine' was released on CD in 1992 on the album 'Tighten Up Volume 1' remix project.


Chart (1986/1987) Peak
UK Singles Chart 27
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 42


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 359. 
Preceded by
"Have You Ever Loved Somebody" by Freddie Jackson
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
March 7, 1987
Succeeded by
"Let's Wait Awhile" by Janet Jackson