|Single by Status Quo|
|from the album Back to Back|
|Released||2 December 1983|
|Status Quo singles chronology|
"Marguerita Time" is a single by the British rock band Status Quo, from their 1983 album Back to Back .The single was also issued in a Christmas double pack that included "Caroline"/"Joanne".
"Nobody but Francis [Rossi] wanted to record it," recalled bassist Alan Lancaster. "All it did was advertise that we were a bunch of nerds."
The song was reprised, in 2014, for the band's thirty-first studio album Aquostic (Stripped Bare) . It was featured in the ninety-minute launch performance for the album at London's Roundhouse on 22 October, broadcast live by BBC Radio 2 as part of their In Concert series.
Dexys Midnight Runners covered the song on the B-side of their single "This is What She's Like". This recording was included on some reissues of the band's Too-Rye-Ay album.
|UK Singles Chart||3|
Status Quo are an English rock band that formed in 1962. The group originated in The Spectres and was founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster, while they were still schoolboys. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969.
"Whatever You Want" is a rock song by the British rock band Status Quo. Written by Rick Parfitt and Andy Bown, it was released on the album of the same name in 1979 and has become one of the band's better-known works. It originally appeared on the band's 1979 album Whatever You Want and was later re-recorded for their 2003 album Riffs.
"Pictures of Matchstick Men" is the first hit single by Status Quo, released on 5 January 1968.
"Rockin' All Over the World" is a rock song written by John Fogerty, formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival. It made its debut on Fogerty's second solo album in 1975. It was also released as a single, spending six weeks in the US top 40, peaking at #27.
"Down Down" is a song by English rock band Status Quo. Written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young and produced by Status Quo, "Down Down" was Status Quo's only number one single on the UK Singles Chart. The single spent a week at the top of the chart in January 1975. It was released on 29 November 1974 on the Vertigo label, paired with the B-side song "Nightride". Both songs came from the album On the Level, which had yet to be released. The album version lasts 5 minutes and 24 seconds, whilst the single version is 3 minutes and 49 seconds.
"Down the Dustpipe" is a song written by Australian singer-songwriter Carl Groszmann. He was a client of Valley Music, who were affiliated to Status Quo’s management in their early days. The group recorded it, and in Francis Rossi’s words, "it was the first record to feature our soon-to-be trademark boogie shuffle". It became one of the most popular numbers in their live set. Released as a single in March 1970, it took the media by surprise as it was so different in sound from their previous work. Radio 1 presenter Tony Blackburn dismissed it on air the first time he played it with the comment, "Down the dustbin for this one."
"Paper Plane" is a rock song originally by Status Quo. It was released as a single on 10 November 1972, reaching number 8 in the UK Singles Chart, and appeared on their album, Piledriver. The song was written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young.
"Caroline" is a single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1973. It was included on the band's 1973 album Hello!
"Rain" is a single from British rock band Status Quo's album Blue for You. It was written by Rick Parfitt.
"Mystery Song" is a single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1976. It was included on the album Blue for You.
"Burning Bridges " is a single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1988. It was included on the album Ain't Complaining. The tune is based on the traditional English folk song "Darby Kelly".
"Lies" / "Don't Drive My Car" is a double A-side single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1980.
"Again and Again" is a single released by the British rock band, Status Quo, in 1978. The song was written by Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, Jackie Lynton and was issued to coincide with the band's headline appearance at the Reading Festival on 26 August 1978.
"What You're Proposing" is a single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1980. It was included on their album Just Supposin'.
"Rock 'n' Roll" is a single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1981. It was included on the album Just Supposin'. It was written in Ireland by Francis Rossi and Bernie Frost during a stay in the country, and was not originally intended to be recorded by Status Quo themselves.
"Ol' Rag Blues" is a song recorded by the British rock band Status Quo. It was included on the album Back to Back in 1983, and also released as a single. It was the only top 10 single the band never played live.
"Rollin' Home" is a single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1986. It was included on the album In the Army Now. It was written by John David and produced by Dave Edmunds. The 7 inch was also produced as a Q shaped picture disc.
"Roadhouse Medley " is a single released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1992. It was included on the album Live Alive Quo.
"Rock 'til You Drop" is a single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1992. It was included on the album Rock 'til You Drop.
Aquostic is the thirty-first studio album by English rock band Status Quo, first released on 17 October 2014. Produced by Mike Paxman, this is the band's first completely acoustic album and the first recorded with drummer Leon Cave. Its cover features a photograph by Canadian singer Bryan Adams. The album earned a Gold certification in January 2015.