Art of the Song – Status Quo

PRS for Music approached some of its most high profile songwriters and composers and asked them to put pen to paper to transcribe their compositions or lyrics to some of our best loved music. All pieces are to be auctioned off with Bonhams in London on 15 December contributing much needed funds to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

We’re profiling each composition in the month leading up the auction.  Today it’s the turn of PRS for Music Heritage Award honorees and Britain’s hardest working band Status Quo.

Song 11 of 24: Down Down

Status Quo

Status Quo

Released: 1975 from the album On the Level.

The Lyrics:

Down Down lyrics

Down Down lyrics

Click here to watch it on YouTube

Tomorrow’s song:
Alive and Kicking – Jim Kerr

Previous songs:
Song 1, 15 November – Message in a Bottle – Sting
Song 2, 16 November – Fallen Angel – Doug Flett/Guy Fletcher
Song 3, 17 November –  Delilah – Barry Mason
Song 4, 18 November – I’m Not in Love – Graham Gouldman
Song 5, 19 November – Locomotive Breath – Ian Anderson
Song 6, 22 November – Back for Good – Gary Barlow
Song 7, 23 November – Born Free – Don Black
Song 8, 24 November – Run Back to Your Side – Eric Clapton
Song 9, 25 November – Shakespeare in Love – Stephen Warbeck
Song 10, 26 November – Girls on Film – Duran Duran

About Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer, leukaemia, Hodgkins and related diseases by providing specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals. The charity anticipates that the concentration of medical expertise within these units can improve chances of recovery by 15%. Units cost over £2million each to build and Teenage Cancer Trust aims to complete at least 22 units in the UK by 2012 so that every teenager and young adult with cancer in the UK has access to these facilities.
The charity also serves as an advocate for teenage cancer needs, and provides support services and education related to teen cancer.