Status Quo discography

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Status Quo discography
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Status Quo at the Colston Hall, Bristol on 15 November 2005
Studio albums 32
Live albums 6
Compilation albums 9
Singles 85

This is the discography of the British rock band Status Quo. They have released around 100 singles and have spent over 200 weeks in the UK Singles Chart - longer than The Beatles. They are one of the most successful bands of all time in the UK. Their most recent album, Aquostic II – That's a Fact!, was released in 2016.

For a full list of the band's songs, see List of songs by Status Quo.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUT SWI GER NLD NOR SWE FRA
[2]
AUS NZ
1968 Picturesque Matchstickable
Messages from the Status Quo
  • Label: PYE Records
  • Formats: LP
8
1969 Spare Parts
  • Label: PYE Records
  • Formats: LP
1970 Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon
  • Label: PYE Records
  • Formats: LP
1971 Dog of Two Head
  • Label: PYE Records
  • Formats: LP
1972 Piledriver 5 12 31 23 10 15
1973 Hello!
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, 8-track, Cassette
1 7 6 37 12 6 5 35 19 38
1974 Quo
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, 8-track, Cassette
2 10 12 21 14 6 8 20 23 25
1975 On the Level
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, 8-track, Cassette
1 4 1 11 1 4 3 1 2 12
1976 Blue for You
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, 8-track, Cassette
1 3 1 15 2 2 3 4 3 9
1977 Rockin' All Over the World
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, 8-track, Cassette
5 24 5 7 9 16 19 8 14 29
1978 If You Can't Stand the Heat...
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, 8-track, Cassette
3 20 8 11 8 18 15 20 21 21
1979 Whatever You Want
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
3 16 5 9 7 21 18 9 22 40
1980 Just Supposin'
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
4 6 3 14 6 22 26 10 31
1981 Never Too Late
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
2 9 5 12 15 12 14 20 33
1982 1+9+8+2
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
1 16 5 29 15 7 21 27 60
1983 Back to Back
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
9 25 20 60 26 18 38 56 97
1986 In the Army Now
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, CD
7 12 1 14 50 6 12 16 87
1988 Ain't Complaining
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, CD
12 11 5 33 54 13 19 67 15
1989 Perfect Remedy
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, CD
49 26 40
  • UK: Silver[3]
1991 Rock 'til You Drop
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
10 26 18 16 22 39
1994 Thirsty Work
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
13 10 72 87 20 6 94
1996 Don't Stop: The 30th Anniversary Album
  • Label: Polygram
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
2 28 42 88 12 14 21
1999 Under the Influence
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
26 28 56 81 76
2000 Famous in the Last Century
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
19 56 46 2 20
2002 Heavy Traffic
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
15 21 35 75 30 48
  • UK: Silver[3]
2003 Riffs
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD
44
2005 The Party Ain't Over Yet
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
18 21 19 65 17 184
2007 In Search of the Fourth Chord
  • Label: Fourth Chord Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
15 18 22 71 13 142
2011 Quid Pro Quo
  • Label: earMusic
  • Formats: CD, LP
10 26 8 13 32 32 157
  • UK: Silver[3]
2013 Bula Quo!
  • Label: Fourth Chord Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
10 27 13 17 41 27 121
2014 Aquostic: Stripped Bare
  • Label: Fourth Chord Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
5 33 4 15 26 43 183
2016 Aquostic II: That's a Fact![4]
  • Formats: CD, LP
7 37 13 26 50

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK AUT CHE GER NLD NOR SWE FRA AU NZ
1969 Status Quo-Tations
1976 The Rest of Status Quo[5]
1980 12 Gold Bars 3 10 4 8 26 22 7 14 14 22
  • UK: Platinum[3]
1982 From the Makers of...
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Format: 3xLP
4
1984 12 Gold Bars Vol. 2
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
12 8 53 80
1990 Rocking All Over the Years
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: 2xLP, CD, Double Cassette
2 14 12 41 20 14 20 9 10 23
  • UK: 2× Platinum[3]
1997 Whatever You Want - The Very Best of Status Quo
  • Label: Polygram
  • Formats: 2xCD, Double Cassette
13 18 8 71
2004 XS All Areas – The Greatest Hits
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: 2xCD
16 33 16 5 35
2008 Pictures - 40 Years of Hits
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: 2xCD, USB
8 29 2 112
2015 Accept No Substitute! The Definitive Hits
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: 3xCD, 2xLP
21
2016 Whatever You Want: The Essential Status Quo
  • Label: Spectrum Music
  • Formats: 3xCD
90
2017 Keep 'Em Coming! The Collection
  • Label: Music Club Deluxe
  • Formats: 2xCD
70

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK AUT CHE GER NLD NOR SWE FRA AU NZ
1977 Live! 3 20 2 3 7 4 9 10 6 40
1984 Live at the N.E.C.
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
83 43 45
1992 Live Alive Quo
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
37
2010 Live at the BBC
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD
176
2013 Back 2 SQ.1 -
The Frantic Four Reunion
  • Label: Abbey Road
  • Formats: CD, LP
37 79 22 75 187
2014 The Frantic Four's Final Fling -
Live at the Dublin O2 Arena
  • Label: Abbey Road
  • Formats: CD, LP
34 58 36 68
2015 Aquostic! Live at the Roundhouse
  • Label: BBC Records
  • Formats: CD, LP

1977 Tokyo Quo (Japan release only)[6]

Singles[edit]

Date Single UK CHE NLD SWE AUT GER BEL NOR IRE USA AUS NZ Album
January 1968 "Pictures of Matchstick Men" 7 5 4 7 18 7 8 6 7 12 16 7 Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo
April 1968 "Black Veils of Melancholy" 18 36
September 1968 "Ice in the Sun" 8 24 17 18 15 17 70 28 22
November 1968 "Technicolour Dreams"
February 1969 "Make Me Stay a Bit Longer" non-album single
May 1969 "Are You Growing Tired of My Love" 46 46 33 Spare Parts
October 1969 "The Price of Love"
March 1970 "Down the Dustpipe" 12 11 10 non-album single
October 1970 "In My Chair" 21 38
March 1971 "Tune to the Music"
November 1972 "Paper Plane" 8 10 42 20 20 Piledriver
April 1973 "Mean Girl" 20 14 40 12 21 Dog of Two Head
July 1973 "Gerdundula"
August 1973 "Caroline" 5 5 36 9 12 11 Hello!
April 1974 "Break the Rules" 8 18 12 16 Quo
November 1974 "Down Down" 1 2 1 3 14 7 1 8 2 11 On the Level
May 1975 "Roll Over Lay Down" (live) 9 2 20 6 15 5 7 2 33 non-album single
February 1976 "Rain" 7 8 5 9 27 10 12 14 8 Blue for You
July 1976 "Mystery Song" 11 15 13 21
December 1976 "Wild Side of Life" 9 18 15 15 22 19 12 13 non-album single
September 1977 "Rockin' All Over The World" 3 3 11 3 22 7 18 4 1 22 29 Rockin' All Over the World
November 1977 "Rockers Rollin'" / "Hold You Back"
(Double A-side; not released in the UK)
6 30 15 20
August 1978 "Again and Again" 13 8 9 10 18 18 28 5 If You Can't Stand the Heat...
November 1978 "Accident Prone" 36 10 19 15
September 1979 "Whatever You Want" 4 3 5 4 11 12 4 5 5 24 18 Whatever You Want
November 1979 "Living on an Island" 16 25 38 12 62
October 1980 "What You're Proposing" 2 2 4 3 4 3 7 4 2 62 10 Just Supposin'
November 1980 "Lies" / "Don't Drive My Car"
(Double A-Side in the UK only)
11 24 9 38 31 10
February 1981 "Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" 9 10 15 12 45 9 7 89 Never Too Late
November 1981 "Rock 'n' Roll" 8 20 33 3 Just Supposin'
March 1982 "Dear John" 10 24 15 18 10 1+9+8+2
June 1982 "She Don't Fool Me" 36
October 1982 "Caroline" (live) 13 12 non-album single
September 1983 "Ol' Rag Blues" 9 17 20 18 47 31 22 7 Back to Back
November 1983 "A Mess of Blues" 15 12
December 1983 "Marguerita Time" 3 23 35 52 7
May 1984 "Going Down Town Tonight" 20 14
October 1984 "The Wanderer" 7 10 4 9 12 7 9 8 3 54 non-album single
May 1986 "Rollin' Home" 9 10 43 9 9 1 In the Army Now
July 1986 "Red Sky" 19 29 5
September 1986 "In the Army Now" 2 1 15 6 1 1 15 2 1
November 1986 "Dreamin'" 15 17 19 20 15 11
March 1988 "Ain't Complaining" 19 21 10 5 39 20 15 8 Ain't Complaining
May 1988 "Who Gets the Love?" 34 27
August 1988 "Running All Over the World" 17 48 9 non-album single
December 1988 "Burning Bridges (On and Off and On Again)" 5 26 8 13 Ain't Complaining
October 1989 "Not at All" 50 Perfect Remedy
December 1989 "Little Dreamer" 76
September 1990 "The Anniversary Waltz - Part One" 2 12 5 10 9 17 13 8 3 30 non-album single
December 1990 "The Anniversary Waltz - Part Two" 16 66 32 33 23 14
August 1991 "Can't Give You More" 37 34 Rock 'til You Drop
January 1992 "Rock 'til You Drop" 38
September 1992 "Roadhouse Medley (Anniversary Waltz - Part 25)" 21 27
April 1994 "Come on You Reds"
(Released as Manchester United F.C. with Status Quo)
1 7 2 non-album single
July 1994 "I Didn't Mean It" 21 21 23 Thirsty Work
October 1994 "Sherri, Don't Fail Me Now!" 38
November 1994 "Restless" 39
October 1995 "When You Walk in the Room" 34 Don't Stop: The 30th Anniversary Album
February 1996 "Fun Fun Fun"
(Released as Status Quo with The Beach Boys)
24 81
March 1996 "Don't Stop" 35
October 1996 "All Around My Hat"
(Released as Status Quo and Maddy Prior from Steeleye Span)
47
March 1999 "The Way It Goes" 39 62 Under the Influence
June 1999 "Little White Lies" 47 73
September 1999 "Twenty Wild Horses" 53 96
May 2000 "Mony Mony" 48 Famous in the Last Century
November 2000 "Old Time Rock and Roll" 83 4
August 2002 "Jam Side Down" 17 Heavy Traffic
October 2002 "All Stand Up (Never Say Never)" 51
September 2004 "You'll Come 'Round" 14 non-album single
November 2004 "Thinking of You" 21
September 2005 "The Party Ain't Over Yet" 11 90 The Party Ain't Over Yet
October 2005 "All That Counts Is Love" 29
September 2007 "Beginning of the End" 48 In Search of the Fourth Chord
December 2008 "It's Christmas Time" 40 non-album single
December 2008 "Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want)"
(Released as Scooter vs Status Quo)
57 79 91 19 11 12 18 50 Jumping All Over the World - Whatever You Want
September 2010 "In the Army Now (2010)"
(Released as Status Quo with The Corps Of Army Music Choir
31 non-album single
April 2011 "Rock 'n' Roll 'n' You" * Quid Pro Quo
August 2011 "Two Way Traffic" *
November 2011 "Better Than That" *
January 2012 "Movin' On" *
July 2012 "The Winner" * non-album single
June 2013 "Bula Bula Quo!" * Bula Quo! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
August 2013 "Looking Out for Caroline" * 129
October 2013 "Go Go Go" *
October 2014 "And It's Better Now" * Aquostic (Stripped Bare)
December 2014 "Pictures of Matchstick Men" *
February 2015 "Paper Plane" *
May 2015 "Break the Rules" *
September 2016 "That's a Fact" * Aquostic II: That's a Fact!
November 2016 "Hold You Back" *
= single that did not chart or was not released in that country
* = Download only release

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STATUS QUO | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ "All Artist Albums of each". Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ ""Aquostic II - That's a Fact!", Status Quo, amazon.co.uk". Amazon UK. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Status Quo - The Rest Of Status Quo (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  6. ^ "Status Quo - Tokyo Quo (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2015-10-27.