Lay It Down (Ratt song)

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"Lay It Down"
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Single by Ratt
from the album Invasion of Your Privacy
Released1985
Recorded1985
Genre Glam metal [1] [2] [3]
Length3:23
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Stephen Pearcy, Juan Croucier, Robbin Crosby, Warren DeMartini
Producer(s) Beau Hill
Ratt singles chronology
"Lack of Communication"
(1984)
"Lay It Down"
(1985)
"You're in Love"
(1985)
Music video
"Lay It Down" on YouTube

"Lay It Down" is a single by American glam metal band Ratt. It was the first single released to promote the group's second album, Invasion of Your Privacy .

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Background

The song was co-written by Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, and guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini.

It appears in the video game Brütal Legend, during the third battle against Lyonwhyte.

Music video

The music video shows lead singer Stephen Pearcy as a child (played by Whit Hertford) having a birthday party with a young girl sitting next to him. After he makes his birthday wish and blows out the candles, he sees a vision of the future in which his grown-up self and his band plays in what looks like an abandoned building. He sings to his now grown-up girlfriend to win her heart. The video ends with the girl asking him what he wished for.

The woman in the video is Playboy model Marianne Gravatte, who is also the model on the cover of Invasion Of Your Privacy.

Reception

"Lay It Down" reached No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 on the Mainstream Rock chart during the summer of 1985. This made it Ratt's second and last Top 40 Pop hit. [4]

Track listing

  1. "Lay It Down" – 3:23
  2. "Got Me On the Line" – 3:04

Personnel

Charts

Chart (1985)Peak
position
UK Singles (OCC) [5] 77
US Billboard Hot 100 [6] 40
US Mainstream Rock ( Billboard ) [7] 11

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