Australian singles charts:
Get Down entered the Kent music charts on 16 April 1973 and peaked at #6. The song was #41 on the Top 100 of 1973.
The song was on I’m a Writer, Not a Fighter which entered the Kent album charts on 17 December 1973 and peaked at #22.
Despite the line, “You’re a bad dog baby, but I still want you around,” this song is not about an actual dog, although it has long been rumored to be. Gilbert O’Sullivan says it’s about “an over-zealous lady,” not a poorly trained pooch.
Get Down is a great example of O’Sullivan’s very percussive piano technique. “I play the piano like drums, so my left hand is basically hitting the high hat, and the right hand is the snare,” he told the SodaJerker podcast.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/gilbert-osullivan/get-down
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