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"Down to Earth"
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Song by Justin Bieber
from the album My World
Released November 17, 2009
Length 4:05
Label Island
RBMG
Songwriter(s) Justin Bieber
Kevin Risto
Waynne Nugent
Carlos Battey
Steven Battey
Mason Levy
Producer Midi Mafia
MdL
Singles chronology
Down to Earth
(November 17, 2009)

"Down to Earth" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, included as a track on his debut release, My World, released on November 17, 2009.

It was written by Bieber, who was assisted by Carlos and Steven Battey of The Jackie Boyz, as well as the song's producers, Mason "MdL" Levy, and Kevin Risto and Waynne Nugent of Midi Mafia. "Down to Earth" is a teen pop song, with lyrics that were inspired by the separation of Bieber's parents.

Background and composition

"Down to Earth" was written by Bieber, Mason "MdL" Levy, Carlos and Steven Battey of The Jackie Boyz, and Kevin Risto and Waynne Nugent of Midi Mafia. It was recorded at Icon Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and it was mixed at Larrabee Studios in North Hollywood, California. The track was one of three songs on the standard edition of My World that Bieber co-wrote.

"Down to Earth" is a down-tempo pop song with a length of four minutes and five seconds, which includes influences of teen pop. Written in common time, with a tempo of 80 beats per minute, the song is composed in the key of D major. Bieber's vocals span from the low note of B3 to the high note of D5. It follows a simple chord progression of G-D-A-Bm.

Bieber performed the song while accompanying Taylor Swift on the United Kingdom leg of the Fearless Tour, as well as his own My World Tour. During the latter performance, Bieber sits on a stool, accompanied by only a piano background.

Chart performance

On the week ending December 5, 2009, due to digital sales after the release of My World, "Down to Earth" debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100. The song debuted at number forty-three on the Hot Digital Songs chart in the US, and therefore consecutively appeared at number seventy-nine on the Hot 100. In Canada, it debuted at number sixty-one. It dropped off both charts the following week. In both territories it was also the highest non-previously released song from My World to appear on the charts.

In the United Kingdom, after the release of My World, "Down to Earth" appeared at number 149 on the UK Singles Chart.

Credits and personnel

  • Songwriting - Justin Bieber, Kevin Risto, Waynne Nugent, Mason Levy, Carlos Battey, Steven Battey
  • Production - Midi Mafia, MdL
  • Vocal recording - Chris Krauss
  • Vocal production - Kevin Risto
  • Guitar - Tim Stewart
  • Mixing - Jaycen-Joshua Fowler and Dave Pensado, assisted by Giancarlo Lino

Charts

Chart (2009) Peak
 position 
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 61
 UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)  149
US Billboard Hot 100 79


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