Caroline

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About Caroline

"Caroline" is a single released by the British rock band Status Quo in 1973. It was included on the band's 1973 album Hello!


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If you want to turn me on to
Now anything you really want to
Turn me on to your love
Sweet love

If the night time is the right time
Oh anytime of yours is my time
We can find time for love
Sweet love

Come on sweet Caroline
You're my sweet Caroline
You know I wanna take ya
I really gotta make ya
Come on sweet Caroline
Take my hand, together we can rock'n'roll

When I'm thinking of you sleeping
I'm at home alone and weeping
Are you keeping your love
Sweet love

Do you still care when I'm not there
Now do you really wish I was there
Can I come there for love
Sweet love

Come on sweet Caroline
You're my sweet Caroline
You know I wanna take ya
I really gotta make ya
Come on sweet Caroline
Take my hand, together we can rock'n'roll

If you want to turn me on to
Now anything you rally want to
Turn me on to your love
Sweet love

Come on sweet Caroline
You're my sweet Caroline
You know I wanna take ya
I really gotta make ya
Come on sweet Caroline
Take my hand, together we can rock'n'roll

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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: Francis Rossi, Robert Young

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6 facts about this song

Release and Reception
"Caroline" is a 1973 single by British rock band Status Quo, which was featured on the band's album "Hello!". - It is one of Status Quo's best-known songs and reached No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart upon its release.
Song Composition
The song is famous for its opening riff, which was inspired by the band's love of R&B and blues music. - The lyrics of "Caroline" were inspired by Francis Rossi's (one of the key member of the band) affair with a woman named Caroline.
Live Performances
"Caroline" has become a constant part of Status Quo's live setlists since its release and is often used as their opening track. - Status Quo played the song on the concert at Live Aid in 1985 in Wembley Stadium, London.
Cover Versions
"Caroline" has been covered multiple times by various artists proving its influence and longevity. The covers include a version by the Swedish hard rock band The Poodles.
Legacy and Influence
"Caroline" is widely regarded by fans and critics as one of Status Quo's standout tracks, cementing the band's reputation as one of Britain's leading boogie rock outfits. - It's legacy continues as the track is still regularly played on classic rock radio stations around the world.
Music Video
The official music video was filmed in black and white, featuring the band performing and intercut clips of fans thrashing about in what seems to be a live performance. However, it's notable as it had a lesser impact because it was produced when music videos weren't much popular than today.

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