Electric Light Orchestra's "Don't Bring Me Down" is to date their highest charting hit in the US. It's the band's second highest hit in the UK where it peaked at #3. The song was dedicated to the NASA Skylab space station, which re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean and Western Australia July 11, 1979.

 

A common misheard lyric follows the title line. Jeff Lynne is actually saying a made-up lyric "Grroosss" which people heard as "Bruce!". The misconception became so popular he actually began to sing the word "Bruce" for fun at live shows.

 


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