Don't Look Up Movie Trailer Song (Don't Bring Me Down by ELO)

What's the title of the song featured in the new trailer for the Netflix movie Don't Look Up? The name of the song is Don't Bring Me Down by the English rock band Electric Light Orchestra or ELO. It's a track from the band's 1979 album Discovery. The song was the biggest hit in the album. It's also the band's highest-charting hit in the United States and the band's second highest-charting hit in the United Kingdom. The band dedicated the song to the NASA Skylab. This was a space station that re-entered the atmosphere of Earth on July 11, 1979. Unfortunately, the space station burned over the Indian Ocean and Western Australia.

So the usage of the song on the trailer of Don't Look Up is no coincidence. The makers of the film specifically chose the song because of its connection to a piece of space and astronomy history.

Jeff Lynne, songwriter and member of ELO said this about the song: "It's a great big galloping ball of distortion. I wrote it at the last minute, 'cause I felt there weren't enough loud ones on the album. This was just what I was after."

About Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

ELO was originally formed in 1970 by Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan and Roy Wood. Their music is often categorized in the following genres: pop rock, progressive rock, art rock, and progressive pop. The band has recorded 15 studio albums so far. These are From Out of Nowhere, Alone in the Universe, Zoom, Balance of Power, Secret Messages, Time, Xanadu, Discovery, Out of the Blue, A New World Record, Face the Music, Eldorado, On the Third Day, ELO 2, and No Answer. The key members of the group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

About Don't Look Up

This is a satirical comedy produced, written and directed by Adam McKay (The Other Guys, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby). It stars Chris Evans, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ariana Grande, Ron Perlman, Timothee Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film was originally scheduled to be released in 2020 but because of the pandemic, its release date was moved to 2021.