Paper Plane (song)

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For the M.I.A. song, see Paper Planes.
"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
Writer(s) Francis Rossi
Bob Young
Producer(s) Status Quo
Status Quo singles chronology
"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.