Crumblin' Down
John Cougar Mellencamp
Mellencamp 1983 Crumblin Down 45

Now some people don`t
Want to treat me the same
When the walls
Come tumblin down

1983
9
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked atNo. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1983
  • from the album Uh-Huh! (1983)
  • the first single to be released by Mellencamp as John Cougar Mellencamp - all previous releases were credited to John Cougar
  • written by John Mellencamp, George M. Green
  • Mellencamp: "Crumblin' Down" is a very political song that I wrote with my childhood friend George Green. Reagan was president - he was deregulating everything and the walls were crumbling down on the poor. The song was the last one recorded and the first single. It was a hit immediately. I felt like I was pulling the wool over everyone's eyes.
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