Marguerita Time

Status Quo

About Marguerita Time

"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. 


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Captured my heart
Captured my memory
Captured a time for me
I could see
A time for me
Is gonna be

Deep in my heart
Deep in my memory
Deep in a part of me
Heart of me
Meant to be history
Could it be that I'm still wondering

I never knew what had happened to me
I didn't think it was true
That I could be just like anyone else
I'll take my chance with you

Picture a dream
Picture a fantasy
Picture a mood of me
Mystery you and me a mystery

Lost in a dream
Lost in a fantasy
Lost in what seemed to be
Dreams to be
Seemed to be
Had to be
Couldn't find no other reason

I never knew what had happened to me
I didn't think it was true
That I could be just like anyone else
I'll take my chance with you

Lets have a drink
It's Marguerita time
It's Marguerita time 
After nine 
Summer time
Any time
You'll still always find me wondering

I never knew what had happened to me
I didn't think it was true
That I could be just like anyone else
I'll take my chance with you

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Status Quo

Status Quo, also colloquially known as The Quo or just Quo, are an English rock band whose music is characterized by their distinctive brand of boogie rock. more »

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Written by: BERNARD JOHN FROST, FRANCIS ROSSI

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13 facts about this song

Release Information
"Marguerita Time" was released by Status Quo as a single in November 1983. The single was released under the Vertigo label.
Chart Performance
In the UK Singles Chart, the song peaked at Number Three. It was a commercial success, becoming the band's tenth biggest selling single status.
Song Genre
The song falls under the Soft Rock genre, which was a deviation from the band's usual hard rock sound.
Album Fact
This song, despite its success, was not included in the band's studio album during that period, "Back to Back." It was later added to the 2005 version of the album.
Song Duration
The song, in its original single release, lasts 3 minutes and 27 seconds.
Controversy
Despite the commercial success of the single, band member, Francis Rossi, has been quoted as stating that he regretted the song's release due to it damaging their hard rock reputation.
Song Lyrics
It is light-hearted and tells a story about a man's enjoyment of his holidays. The name 'Marguerita' in the title is a reference to the popular cocktail, suggesting a leisurely tropical vacation.
B-Side
The B-side of the single is the song "Resurrection."
Music Video
A notable music video was produced for the song, featuring the band members enjoying a holiday at Ibiza.
Live Performances
Despite the controversy surrounding the song, it is still occasionally included in the band's live performances, testament to the song's enduring popularity among fans.
Foreign Charts
The song also charted in Ireland, peaking at number 6, and in the Netherlands, where it reached number 15.
Band Members
The band members of Status Quo who performed "Marguerita Time" included Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, and John Coghlan.
Later recognition
In 2015, the song was highlighted by the British Phonographic Industry as a Golden Year Track, a selection of songs from the UK's rich music history to celebrate 60 years of the Official Singles Chart.

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