Paper Plane (song)

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"Paper Plane"
Single by Status Quo
from the album Piledriver
B-side "Softer Ride"
Released 10 November 1972 (1972-11-10)
Format 7"
Recorded 1972
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:00
Label Vertigo
Songwriter(s) Francis Rossi
Bob Young
Producer(s) Status Quo
Status Quo singles chronology
"Tune to the Music"
(1971)
"Paper Plane"
(1972)
"Mean Girl"
(1973)
"Tune to the Music"
(1971)
"Paper Plane"
(1972)
"Mean Girl"
(1973)

"Paper Plane" is a rock song originally by Status Quo. It was released as a single on November 10th, 1972 reaching number 8 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] and appeared on their album, Piledriver.[2] The song was written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young.[2]

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 of the album at London's Roundhouse on 22 October, the concert being recorded and broadcast live by BBC Radio 2 as part of their In Concert series.[3][4]

In 2007 the song covered by Persephone's Bees.[5]

Singles[edit]

  • 1972: Paper Plane / Softer Ride [p] 45 rpm Vinyl 7"; Vertigo / 6059 071 United Kingdom[2]
  • 1972: Paper Plane / All the Reasons 45 rpm Vinyl 7"; A&M United States
  • 1972: Paper Plane / Don't Waste My Time 45 rpm Vinyl 7"; Vertigo / SFL-1792 Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 526. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c "Status Quo - Paper Plane (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Status Quo Concert Setlist at Roundhouse, London on October 22, 2014 - setlist.fm". setlist.fm. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Status Quo - Acoustic". Radio 2 In Concert. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Persephone's Bees - Paper Plane". YouTube. 2007-05-24. Retrieved 2015-02-21.