Again and Again

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About Again and Again

"Again and Again" is a single released by the British rock band, Status Quo, in 1978. The song was written by Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, Jackie Lynton and was issued to coincide with the band's headline appearance at the Reading Festival on 26 August 1978. 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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Once upon a time not so very long ago
There wasn't such a thing as a rock 'n' roll show
You had to sit at home and listen to the radio

Then came a man with a rockin' guitar
Found himself a beat and he played it near and far
Everybody danced and sang and let the good times roll

Again again again again, again again again again
Why don't you do it, why don't you do it again
Again again again again, again again again again
Why don't you do it, why don't you do it again

He traveled round the world in a rock-n-roll band
He stood there like a giant with a guitar in his hand
Everybody danced and sang and let the good times roll

Nobody cared about the clothes he would wear
Nobody cared about the color of his hair
Everybody came to see and let the good times roll

Again again again again, again again again again
Why don't you do it, why don't you do it again
Again again again again, again again again again
Why don't you do it, why don't you do it again

Now we've got the rhythm in us now we've got the rock
Time didn't matter never living by the clock
Everybody came to hear him playing his rock-n-roll

Then came a line when the music didn't rhyme
He couldn't find the rhythm 'cause he couldn't find the time
But still the people came to listen to the good times roll

Again again again again, again again again again
Why don't you do it, why don't you do it again
Again again again again, again again again again
Why don't you do it, why don't you do it again

Again again again again, again again again again
Why don't you do it, why don't you do it again
Again again again again, again again again again
Why don't you do it, why don't you do it again
Why don't you do it, why don't you do it again

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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: EMILE GHANTOUS, ERIK W. NELSON

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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14 facts about this song

Origin
"Again and Again" is a rock song by British band Status Quo, renowned for their boogie-styled rock music.
Song Release
The song was released in 1978 on the Vertigo Records, a significant label known for signing some of the biggest rock bands in the world.
Chart Performance
Upon release, "Again and Again" reached No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart, reinforcing Status Quo's reputation as a hit-making band.
Line-up
The band members during the recording of this song were Francis Rossi (lead guitar, vocals), Rick Parfitt (rhythm guitar, vocals), Alan Lancaster (bass), John Coghlan (drums), and Andy Bown (keyboard).
Songwriters
The song was written by the band members Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, along with Bob Young, who was a long-time writing partner and often considered an unofficial band member.
Live Performances
"Again and Again" was frequently part of the band's live performances and has been included in several of their live albums.
Video Creation
The music video for "Again and Again" was filmed at Chessington Zoo, which is located in Surrey, England.
Album Inclusion
The song is included in the band's album 'If You Can't Stand the Heat...' which was their tenth studio album.
Song Theme
The song "Again and Again" talks about repetition and is often seen as a commentary on the repetitive nature of life and the monotony of daily routines.
Billboard Reception
Although a minor hit in the UK, the song failed to reach the Billboard Charts in the United States, reflecting the band's difficulty breaking into the American music market.
Song Duration
The original released single has a recorded duration of 3:40 minutes.
Cover Versions
The popularity of "Again and Again" has led to several covers from different artists across various music genres.
Description
"Again and Again" is characterized by its hard rock vibe mixed with boogie rock, embodying the quintessential Status Quo sound the band is known for.
Popularity
The song is considered one of the staples in Status Quo's discography and is a fan favourite during live performances.

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