Help identifying a song and artist, please

There’s a song that I think is called “Goin’ Down” or “I’m Goin’ Down”, by some rock group in the late '60s or early '70s. I heard it on FM radio back then, but never found out who it was by, or the proper title. The lyric that I can remember is fairly simple. Chord changes in brackets:

(I) I’m goin’ down
Down, down, down, down, down
(IV) I’m goin’ down
Down, down, down, down (I) down
(V) Got my head out the window
(I) And I’m (something something…)

That’s all I can remember of it. Anybody know what it is?


Not quite “I’m Going Down” by Bruce Springsteen, right? Throwing that out in case you might be vaguely misrembering…

Oh wait. Google says it’s Jeff Beck’s Going Down.

Boy, that was quick! Thank you!

As it turns out, I’ve had it on “Beckology” for several years (hangs head in shame).

My only excuse is that when you’ve got nearly 5700 albums, a lot of them are on the waiting list to listen to. I’d better get started, eh?

A radio station in Canton, Ohio played a few bars of the Springsteen version just after the space shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986. I remember the DJ coming back on after a few moments of stunned silence and saying, “I am so, so sorry…”

Make sure you start with a Captain & Tennelle anthology. And also, my pleasure.

While this isn’t the answer, you should dig out one of your Status Quo albums (c’mon, you know you have at least one), find Down Down, and give it a spin. Thank me later… :smiley:

You know, the only things I know by Status Quo are “Pictures Of Matchstick Men” and an absolutely cringeworthy cover of John Fogerty’s “Rockin’ All Over The World.” I know they have a bazillion albums, but nobody ever played them on the radio where I lived, and nobody I knew had a single one of their records.

There are so many artists I’ve never heard, due only to lack of exposure to them. Somebody turned me on to King Crimson, Deaf School, Kete Bush, and many others, but I’ve never been anywhere that someone had anything by certain groups that have large followings. Like the Dead, Humble Pie, Spooky Tooth, Savoy Brown and others. I should have had an older brother.

If you like Pictures of Matchstick Men, you’ll probably like this one.

Ice in the Sun:

They definitely aren’t one of my faves, but they have their moments.

Here’s Down Down:

…and Paper Plane: