Billboard Top 40 Singles 1971: ‘Brown Sugar’- The Rolling Stones. May 1, 1971.
- Single:’ Brown Sugar’- The Rolling Stones
- Record Company- Rolling Stones Records
- Genre: Rock and Roll
- Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
- Time: 3:50
- B-side:’ Bitch’
- Album- Sticky Fingers
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 #2 in UK Singles Charts, #1 in Canada, Netherlands and Switzerland.
The first single from The Rolling Stones great Sticky Fingers album. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked it as #495 on their 500 Greatest Songs list- which seems a little low- and #5 on their Greatest Guitar Songs Ever list. A couple different women claim that Jagger wrote the song with them in mind- Marsha Hunt- Jagger’s girlfriend at the time and the mother of his first child says it is her- former Ikette Claudia Lennear disputes that claim saying she was dating Mick when he wrote the song and it’s about her. Whoever its about- it is one of The Rolling Stones iconic singles.
Attached below the song- a scene from The Wire- which discusses ‘Brown Sugar.’