Billboard #1 Hits: #447: “Miss You”- The Rolling Stones. August 5, 1978. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Miss You”- The Rolling Stones
  • Record Company-Rolling Stones
  • Genre: Disco-Rock
  • Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
  • Time: 3:35
  • B-side:”Far Away Eyes”
  • Album- Some Girls
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #3 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.

The Rolling Stones 8th and final #1 hit on the Billboard Pop Hot 100. The song was written by Mick Jagger- as he was jamming with keyboardist and 5th Beatle Billy Preston. It is credited to Jagger-Richards because that’s how they did it- like Lennon-McCartney no matter if it was written together or not. The first single off of the Some Girls album- this was my first ‘new’ Stone album- and I still love that album. Their last great album. While Mick and Ron Wood insist the song wasn’t conceived as a disco song- Keith Richards said it was a damn good disco record and a calculated one. Rolling Stone ranked “Miss You” at #498 in their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list. It was the song of the summer of 1978- to me. Flashback memory- my family went to the beach on vacation that summer- I remember my sister and I walking back to the hotel from dinner singing “Miss You.” The Stones did it better.

9 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #447: ” MISS YOU”- THE ROLLING STONES – AUGUST 5, 1978

    • Thanks- I was starting to think back in the late 70’s I missed something- i can’t recall it being called a disco song back then.. not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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