Way Down We Go

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"Way Down We Go"
KaleoWayDownWeGo.jpg
Single by Kaleo
from the album A/B
Released7 August 2015
Format
GenreBlues rock[1]
Length3:39
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • JJ Julius Son
Producer(s)
Kaleo singles chronology
"All the Pretty Girls"
(2015)
"Way Down We Go"
(2015)
"No Good"
(2016)
Music video
"Way Down We Go" on YouTube

"Way Down We Go" is a song by Icelandic rock band Kaleo, released as the second single for their first studio album A/B by Elektra Records and Atlantic Records.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Way Down We Go" peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs and Rock Airplay charts.[2][3]

Live performances[edit]

A live performance of the song was recorded in the magma chamber of the dormant Icelandic volcano Thrihnukagigur.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 30
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 44
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 60
CIS (Tophit)[9] 2
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[10] 4
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[11] 55
France (SNEP)[12] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 6
Greece (IFPI Greece)[14] 1
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[15] 6
Hungary (Single Top 40)[16] 14
Ireland (IRMA)[17] 98
Portugal (AFP)[18] 86
Russia Airplay (Tophit)[19] 1
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[20] 31
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[21] 56
Slovenia (SloTop50)[22] 8
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[23] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[25] 54
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[26] 18
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[27] 1
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[28] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[29] 36
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[30] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[31] 92
Chart (2017) Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[32] 60
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[33] 87
CIS (Tophit)[34] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[35] 61
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[36] 98
Hungary (Single Top 40)[37] 75
Russia Airplay (Tophit)[38] 1
Slovenia (SloTop50)[39] 44
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[40] 28
Ukraine Airplay (Tophit)[41] 25
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[42] 13

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[43] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[44] Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[45] 3× Platinum 240,000double-dagger
Germany (BVMI)[46] Platinum 400,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[47] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[48] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[49] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[50] 4 October 2016 Mainstream radio

Appearances in other media[edit]

The song was used in the movie Collateral Beauty,[51] in a trailer for the movie Logan,[52] in the trailer for the fourth season of Orange Is the New Black,[53] as well as the shows Suits, Supergirl, The Blacklist, Notorious, Lucifer,[54] Grey's Anatomy, Teen Wolf,[55] Blindspot,[56] Eyewitness, Frequency[57] and The Vampire Diaries,[58] an advertisement for Boots UK,[59] Riverdale,[60] NCIS and was featured in the sports video game FIFA 16.[61] A remix of the song was also played by EDM artist Lost Frequencies during his set at Tomorrowland in 2018. It is also available as DLC for the game Rocksmith 2014.

References[edit]

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