Alabama performs “Take Me Down” Official Video Clip.

The song reaching number # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, also reached the same day number # 1 in the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, for two consecutive weeks.

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Take Me Down:

Lp cover Alabama ( RCA 1982 )
Lp cover Alabama ( RCA 1982 )

Take Me Down, song written by Mark Gray and J.P. Pennington, members of the country-pop band, Exile, was recorded by the country-rock band, Alabama, for the RCA label, recorded on July 28, 1981, in The Music Mill, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN, two songs were recorded in the recording session, take me down and close enough to perfect, in the session collaborated: Dale Sellers (guitar), David Hanner (guitar), Fred Newell (guitar), George (Leo) Jackson (guitar), Jack Eubanks (guitar), Jeff Cook (guitar), Mark Casstevens (guitar), Randy Owen (guitar), Bruce Watkins (banjo), Larry Paxton, Teddy Gentry and Walter David Smith (bass), David Humphreys, Hayward Bishop, Jerry Kroon and Mark Herndon (drums), Roger Morris and William Rainsford (keyboards). With the production of Harold Shedd, the song was released on May 6, 1982, reaching number # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, on July 24, 1982, also reached the same day number # 1 in the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, for two consecutive weeks. It was the seventh number one of the Alabama band.

The song was included in Alabama’s sixth studio album, Mountain Music (RCA 1982), the album was released on February 25, 1982, and re-released on October 25, 1990. On April 17, 1982, he reached # 1 on the charts of the US Top Country Albums. In the pop lists, I reach number # 14. This is Alabama’s most successful studio album. In 1998, the album was certified 5 × Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.



Single Exile ( Warner 1980 )
Single Exile ( Warner 1980 )

Versions:

Exile 1980 (Warner)
Johnny Bristol 1981 (Handshake Records and Tapes)
Latimore 1983 (Malaco)





Alabama – Take Me Down Lyrics

Fly away with me tonight
Take me on a one-way flight in your lovin’ arms
And ev’rything’s gonna be alright
You’re the one who took my hand
When no one else could understand
You’re the one who moves me
Like nobody else can.

Take me down where I wanna be
Turn around, this man who lives inside of me
Take me down and love me all night long
Hold me close and make me strong
Take me down, take me down tonight.

In your eyes I see a light
It’s your emotions glowin’ bright
So keep the fires burnin’
And let it warm me through the night.
You can be a part of me
‘Cause you’re what love was meant to be
You and me, baby
We’ll set this flame inside free.

Take me down where I wanna be
Turn around, this man who lives inside of me
Take me down and love me all night long
Hold me close and make me strong
Take me down, take me down tonight.

You don’t have to stay forever
Let’s just put our hearts together
Share another night in ecstasy
We know that it’s feelin’ better
Ev’ry time we get together
Maybe love was meant for you and me
Whoa.

Take me down where I wanna be
Turn around, this man who lives inside of me
Take me down and love me all night long
Hold me close and make me strong
Take me down, take me down tonight.

Take me down tonight
Ooh oh, take me down tonight
Ooh oh, are you gonna take me, (take me)
Shake me, (shake me)
Take me down tonight.
Um hum
Take me, take me…

Single Alabama ( RCA 1982 )
Single Alabama ( RCA 1982 )

Miquel Batlle
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