Goin' Down

"Goin' Down" is a poprock song written by British singer Melanie C, Julian Gallagher and Richard Stannard for Melanie C's debut solo album Northern Star (1999). The song was produced by Marius De Vries and received a mixed reception from music critics. The song was released as the first single in the third quarter of 1999 and reached the top ten in the United Kingdom, where it became her second top five single. It reached the top twenty in Australia and the top fifty in Canada. In the UK the single sold 92,635 copies, becoming the 179th best selling single of 1999. Its music video was banned by some music television stations due to its offensive language.

Music Video

The music video sees Melanie with a short, blonde, spikey crop (it is shorter than on the CD-cover). She is seen dancing and jumping intensely with a microphone wearing a plaid skirt. There are scenes of people dancing in a somewhat garage club with policeman driving outside, supposedly to the club as they are later seen trying to get in. Melanie is in the club throughout the whole video with wind and some water vapor being sprayed towards her in slow motion. Joc is shown driving an antique Pontiac that has a Cadillac label on the side.

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Goin' Down".

CD single one

  1. "Goin' Down" (Radio version) — 3:35
  2. "Ga Ga" — 3:49
  3. "Angel on My Shoulder" — 3:48

CD single two

  1. "Goin' Down" (Single version) — 3:35
  2. "Ga Ga" — 3:49
  3. "I Want You Back" — 3:18
  4. "Goin' Down" music video


Chart Position
UK Singles Chart 4
Eurochart Hot 100 18
Tokio Hot 100 24
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 19
Canadian Singles Chart 44
United World Chart 36


Goin' Down received its world premiere on the BBC Radio 1 Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, Friday 3rd September 1999.

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