Australian singles charts:
Down Down entered the Kent Music Report on 10 March 1975 and peaked at #4. The song was #19 on the Top 100 of 1975.
The song is on On the Level which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 31 March 1975 and peaked at #2.
Francis Rossi, Bob Young
BONUS CLIP BELOW – scroll down for Coles Supermarket version
Down Down was inspired by T Rex’s debut single Debora.
In 2012, Status Quo reworked the lyrics to create a three-minute promotional song for the Australian supermarket chain Coles. The chorus chants “down, down, prices are down”.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_Down
This was written by the band’s lead singer Francis Rossi with their road manager and sometime harmonica player Bob Young. Once they had the music for the song, the first lyric Rossi wrote was the verse: “I want all the world to see, to see you laughing, and you’re laughing at me.” When Songfacts spoke with Rossi in 2013, he explained: “In my mind I was speaking to my ex-wife and the British press at the time.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/status-quo/down-down
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2012 promotional recording at London’s Abbey Road Studios for Coles in Australia.
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