"Don't Bring Me Down" is a song by the Electric Light Orchestra.
The song was the last track from the album Discovery. Unlike all its predecessors, this was the first song by ELO not to include a string section. It was also the band's biggest hit in the United States. A music video for the song was produced, which showed video of the band performing the song interspersed with various animations relating to the song's subject matter.
A common mondegreen in the song is the perception that, following the title line, Jeff Lynne shouts "Bruce!" . However, according to liner notes, he is actually saying a made-up word "Groos". This is similar to a German word for "greeting", Gruß. However, after the song's release, so many people had misinterpreted the word as Bruce that the band actually changed the lyrics and began to sing the word as Bruce.
The song is dedicated to the NASA Skylab space station, which reentered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean and western Australia on July 11, 1979.
The chord structure of the song is also quite similar to the popular hit song by blues pioneer Jimmy Reed, "Baby, What You Want Me To Do".