ZS9 5060 Don't Bring Me Down
Produced by Jeff Lynne
Released on July 1979
UK CHART POSITION #3 . . . US CHART POSITION #4
(charted August 4, 1979 for 5 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (11/20/79)
Find it at GEMM
ZS9 5060 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

F ew seemed to notice that “Don’t Bring Me Down” was essentially an update of The Beatles’ “I’m Down,” focusing instead on that indecipherable (and irresistible) chorus. For more on that point, I’ll point you to Songfacts. The B side is “Dreaming of 4000” from On The Third Day. Good song (“Take care of your woman...”), but did this cross-pollinating actually work with ELO fans? Given that this single sold more copies in the US than their third album, I’d say no.

TRACK LISTING

  1. DON'T BRING ME DOWN    (Jeff Lynne)    4:08
  2. DREAMING OF 4000    (Jeff Lynne)    5:00

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK 1979 Jet 7"/12 JET/JET12 153 picture sleeve
US/CAN July 1979 Jet 7" ZS9 5060  
US 1979 Jet 7PRO ZS9 5060 feat. A on both sides
FRA/GER/NET 1979 Jet 7" JET503 picture sleeve
JPN 1979 Jet 7" 06SP-414 picture sleeve
NZ 1979 Jet 7" JS 009  

 

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