I WANNA BE DOWN is an R&B song performed by American singer Brandy. It was co-written and produced by Keith Crouch and Kipper Jones for the singer's self-titled debut studio album, Brandy (1994), and released as its lead single in 1994 in music. The song's impact on the charts was comparatively large for a debut single: While it spent four weeks on top of the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart, it reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song takes me waaaaay back and brings out the innocence in me… (SMILE) I LOVE IT!