When The Sun Goes Down

Album: Whatever People Say That I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)
Charted: 1
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  • This song is about prostitution in the Neepsend district of Sheffield in England. The Arctic Monkeys are from High Green in Sheffield, which they refer to in their song "Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secure."
  • This song was originally known as "Scummy."
  • This was the Arctic Monkeys' second successive UK #1 after their debut release "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
  • This song inspired Scummy Man, a short film released on DVD by the Arctic Monkeys' label Domino Records. It tells the story of one night in the life of a teenage prostitute and drug addict.
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Comments: 5

  • Juliette from Nabootique, Dalston, United KingdomThis song is great! Arctic Monkeys are genius!
  • Chance from Kansas City, Mothis is an amazing song...by far there best in my oppinion on that album!!!
  • Kristin from Atlanta, GaI believe the line " he told Roxanne to put on her red light" is a reference to Roxanne by The Police.
  • Nicky from Southampton, EnglandI love this song so much.
    Alex Turner is the sex.
    I love him! He's great.
  • Ben from Sheffield, EnglandThey are from High Green in Sheffield, not High Gate - there is no high gate (sounds like a suburb of London)
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