Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #289: “Gimme Shelter”- Merry Clayton. June 6, 1970.
- Single: “Gimme Shelter”- Merry Clayton
- Record Company- Ode
- Genre: Soul Rock
- Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
- Time: 3:41
- B-side:”Good Girls”
- Album-Gimme Shelter
- Grade- A-
- Peaked at #73 7 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
Born Mary Clayton in New Orleans in 1948- Merry Clayton was a session singer in Ray Charles back up group The Raelettes. She had 5 Hot 100 singles from 1970-78 none of them made the Top 40. This single a cover of The Rolling Stones classic and a good one at that.