Status Quo discography

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Status Quo discography

Status Quo at the Colston Hall in Bristol on 15 November 2005
Studio albums31
Live albums6
Compilation albums9
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Status Quo discography

Status Quo at the Colston Hall in Bristol on 15 November 2005
Studio albums31
Live albums6
Compilation albums9

The discography of the British Rock band Status Quo. They have released about 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 latest album is Aquostic (Stripped Bare), released in 2014. For a full list of their songs, see List of songs by Status Quo.

Studio albums[edit]

YearAlbumPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
1968Picturesque Matchstickable
Messages from the Status Quo
  • Label: PYE Records
  • Formats: LP
1969Spare Parts
  • Label: PYE Records
  • Formats: LP
1970Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon
  • Label: PYE Records
  • Formats: LP
1971Dog of Two Head
  • Label: PYE Records
  • Formats: LP
1975On the Level141111431212
1976Blue for You13115223439
1977Rockin' All Over the World524579161981429
1978If You Can't Stand the Heat32081181815202121
1979Whatever You Want316597211892240
1980Just Supposin'46314622261031
1981Never Too Late295121512142033
1983Back to Back92520602618385697
1986In The Army Now712114506121687
1988Ain't Complaining12115335413196715
1989Perfect Remedy492640
1991Rock 'Til You Drop102618162239
1994Thirsty Work1310728720694
1996Don't Stop: The 30th Anniversary Album2284288121421
  • UK: Platinum[3]
1999Under The Influence2628568176
2000Famous in the Last Century195646220
2002Heavy Traffic
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: CD
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: CD
2005The Party Ain't Over Yet
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • Formats: CD
2007In Search of the Fourth Chord
  • Label: Fourth Chord Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
2011Quid Pro Quo
  • Label: earMusic
  • Formats: CD, LP
2013Bula Quo!
  • Label: Fourth Chord Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
2014Aquostic: Stripped Bare
  • Label: Fourth Chord Records
  • Formats: CD, LP

Compilation albums[edit]

YearAlbumPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
1969Status Quo-Tations
1976The Rest of Status Quo[4]
198012 Gold Bars3104826227141422
  • UK: Platinum[3]
1982From the Makers of...
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: 3xLP
198412 Gold Bars Vol. 21285380
1990Rocking All Over the Years214124120142091023
  • UK: 2× Platinum[3]
1997Whatever You Want - The Very Best of Status Quo1318871
2004XS All Areas – The Greatest Hits
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: CD
2008Pictures - 40 Years of Hits
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: CD, USB

Live albums[edit]

YearAlbumPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
1984Live At The N.E.C.834345
1993Live Alive Quo37
2010Live at the BBC
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD
2013Back 2 SQ.1 -
The 'Frantic Four' Reunion
  • Label: Abbey Road
  • Formats: CD, LP
2014The Frantic Four's Final Fling -
Live At The Dublin O2 Arena
  • Label: Abbey Road
  • Formats: CD, LP

1977 Tokyo Quo (Japan release only)[5][6]


January 1968"Pictures of Matchstick Men"754718786712167
April 1968"Black Veils of Melancholy"1836
September 1968"Ice in the Sun"82417181517702822
November 1968"Technicolour Dreams"
February 1969"Make Me Stay a Bit Longer"
May 1969"Are You Growing Tired of My Love"464633
October 1969"The Price of Love"
March 1970"Down the Dustpipe"121110
October 1970"In My Chair"2138
March 1971"Tune to the Music"
November 1972"Paper Plane"810422020
April 1973"Mean Girl"2014401221
July 1973"Gerdundula"
August 1973"Caroline"553691211
April 1974"Break the Rules"8181216
November 1974"Down Down"121314718211
May 1975"Roll Over Lay Down" (live)922061557233
February 1976"Rain"7859271012148
July 1976"Mystery Song"11151321
December 1976"Wild Side of Life"918151522191213
September 1977"Rockin' All Over The World"3311322718412229
November 1977"Rockers Rollin'" / "Hold You Back"
(Double A-Side; not released in the UK)
August 1978"Again and Again"1389101818285
November 1978"Accident Prone"36101915
September 1979"Whatever You Want"435411124552418
November 1979"Living on an Island"16253812
October 1980"What You're Proposing"22434374210
November 1980"Lies" / "Don't Drive My Car"
(Double A-Side in the UK only)
February 1981"Something 'Bout You Baby I Like"91015124597
November 1981"Rock 'n' Roll"820333
March 1982"Dear John"1024151810
June 1982"She Don't Fool Me"36
October 1982"Caroline" (live)1312
September 1983"Ol' Rag Blues"91720184731227
November 1983"A Mess of Blues"1512
December 1983"Marguerita Time"32335527
May 1984"Going Down Town Tonight"2014
October 1984"The Wanderer"71049127983
May 1986"Rollin' Home"91043991
July 1986"Red Sky"19295
September 1986"In The Army Now"21156111521
November 1986"Dreamin'"151719201511
March 1988"Ain't Complaining"19211053920158
May 1988"Who Gets the Love?"3427
August 1988"Running All Over the World"17489
December 1988"Burning Bridges (On and Off and On Again)"526813
October 1989"Not at All"50
December 1989"Little Dreamer"76
September 1990"The Anniversary Waltz - Part One"212510917138330
December 1990"The Anniversary Waltz - Part Two"166632332314
August 1991"Can't Give You More"3734
January 1992"Rock 'til You Drop"38
September 1992"Roadhouse Medley (Anniversary Waltz - Part 25) "2127
April 1994"Come on You Reds"
(Released as Manchester United F.C. with Status Quo)
July 1994"I Didn't Mean It"212123
October 1994"Sherri, Don't Fail Me Now!"38
November 1994"Restless"39
October 1995"When You Walk in the Room"34
February 1996"Fun Fun Fun"
(Released as Status Quo with The Beach Boys)
March 1996"Don't Stop"35
October 1996"All Around My Hat"
(Released as Status Quo and Maddy Prior from Steeleye Span)
March 1999"The Way It Goes"3962
June 1999"Little White Lies"4773
September 1999"Twenty Wild Horses"5396
May 2000"Mony Mony"48
November 2000"Old Time Rock and Roll"834
August 2002"Jam Side Down"17
October 2002"All Stand Up (Never Say Never)"51
September 2004"You'll Come 'Round"14
November 2004"Thinking of You"21
September 2005"The Party Ain't Over Yet"1190
October 2005"All That Counts is Love"29
September 2007"Beginning of the End"48
December 2008"It's Christmas Time"40
December 2008"Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want)"
(Released as Scooter Vs. Status Quo)
September 2010"In The Army Now (2010)"
(Released as Status Quo with The Corps Of Army Music Choir
April 2011"Rock 'n' Roll 'n' You" *
August 2011"Two Way Traffic" *
November 2011"Better Than That" *
January 2012"Movin' On" *
July 2012"The Winner" *
June 2013"Bula Bula Quo!" *
August 2013"Looking Out for Caroline" *129
October 2013"Go Go Go" *
October 2014"And It's Better Now (2014)" *
December 2014"Pictures of Matchstick Men (2014)" *
= single that did not chart or was not released in that country
* = DOWNLOAD ONLY release


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