What You're Proposing

Status Quo

About What You're Proposing

"What You're Proposing" is a single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1980. It was included on their album Just Supposin'. The B-side is "A B Blues", a non-album instrumental studio jam. Some later pressings of this single mis-credited Andy Bown as Andy Brown on the B-side composer's credit. The initial pressing run of 75,000 copies of this single were issued with a colour picture sleeve. 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. 


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It sounds so nice, what you're proposin'
Just once or twice, and not disclosin'
And not disclosin' how we're really really feelin'

What you're proposin' the other night
As I was leavin', I looks left and right
And not believin'
And not believin' that I'd finally be leavin'

What you're proposin', now get it right
If I'm composin', but then I might
Be runny nosin'
I might be runny runny runny runny nosin'
But you're supposin'

Don't be so sure, and just supposin'
We yell for more, and compromisin'
And compromisin' leads to really really feelin'

And just supposin', don't get me wrong
I'm only dreamin', it can't be long
I must be dreamin'
I must be dreamin', dreamin', only only dreamin'
Am I just supposin'

It sounds so nice, what you're proposin'
Just once or twice, and not disclosin'
And not disclosin' how we're really really feelin'

What you're proposin' the other night
As I was leavin', I looks left and right
And not believin'
And not believin' that I'd finally be leavin'
What you're proposin'
And not believin' that I'd finally be leavin'
What you're proposin'
What you're proposin'
What you're proposin'

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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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11 facts about this song

Release
"What You're Proposing" is a song by English rock band Status Quo. It was released in the United Kingdom on 17 October 1980.
Album
This song is the leading single from their 12th studio album "Just Supposin'", which was released in the same year.
Chart Performance
Upon its release, "What You're Proposing" became an instant commercial success. It peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and marked Status Quo's eighth top 10 single of the 1980s.
Songwriters
The song was co-written by Francis Rossi and Bernie Frost. They are both frequent collaborators and contributed significantly to Status Quo’s discography.
Music Video
A music video was made for the song, featuring the band members in a bar scenario, which was somewhat uncommon at the time.
B-side
The song's B-side, 'AB Blues', was an instrumental track, a rare occurrence in the band's releases.
Genre
"What You're Proposing" is classified under the hard rock genre. The song's potent blend of robust rhythms and infectious hooks is characteristic of Status Quo's style.
Band's Reaction
This song was an example of Rossi and Frost's successful writing partnership, though band member Rick Parfitt reportedly didn't think much of this song upon first hearing it.
Notable Live Performances
Status Quo continued to perform "What You're Proposing" live throughout their career, making it a popular favourite among fans and a staple of their performances.
Cover Versions
The relatively unheard of 'Demon Barbers' dance team performed a unique cover of this song, adding their folk-tinged style to the classic hard rock tune.
Commercial Usage
The song was also used in a UK advert for supermarket chain 'Morrisons' in 2012, raising the song's profile again.

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