100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: [ I CAN’T GET NO] SATISFACTION- THE ROLLING STONES

I Cant' get no) Satisfaction / The Spider and the fly by The Rolling Stones  (Single; Decca; 79.714): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your  Music

100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966. [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction’- The Rolling Stones. When I started working on this list- the first song I wrote down was ‘Satisfaction’ – which has to be the most iconic song out of the 100 I will cover. This is the halfway point- I though that was good spot to drop this. What more can I say about this song than already has been said- certainly a song that has to be on the shortlist of not only the greatest songs in rock and roll history but one of the most famous.

“Satisfaction’ all began with Keith Richards- he kept a Philips cassette recorder by his bed in case he work up with some inspiration. In the middle of the night he woke up- he had dreamed the song. He recorded it and went back to sleep. The next morning he had forgotten all about it until listening to the tape. A few days later by a pool side in Florida- Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics. As Mick Jagger has said about the songs impact on the history of The Rolling Stones- It was the song that really made the Rolling Stones, changed us from just another band into a huge, monster band … It has a very catchy title. It has a very catchy guitar riff. It has a great guitar sound, which was original at that time. And it captures a spirit of the times, which is very important in those kinds of songs … Which was alienation.

Back in the late 70’s a local Pittsburgh radio station every night had a challenge where the listeners would vote. they would play two versions of a song and you’d vote for the best. They had The Rolling Stones -Satisfaction– vs Devo’ remake. Devo won. Insane.

Rollng Stone Magazine had Satisfaction at #2 in 2004 in their 2004 Greatest Songs Ever list.. in their most recent poll it was #31. Nuts.

Single: {I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction / Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards/ Record Company- London/ Time: 3:45/ Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham/ Recorded May 12. 1965/ Released June 5, 1965 in US/ August 20, 1965 in UK/ #1 in US Billboard Hot 100 – #1 in UK Singles Chart.

6 responses to “100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: [ I CAN’T GET NO] SATISFACTION- THE ROLLING STONES

  1. While it certainly hasn’t suffered from under-exposure, it’s just such an iconic, instantly recognizable guitar riff. I bet by now I must have listened to Satisfaction more than 100 times. I still think it’s cool. I also dig Charlie Watts’ driving drum part on this tune!

  2. I just love the story of how it came to be – literally in a dream. I remember when I heard this story – I think Keith knew something was up since the tape had run out so he rewound it and bam! Fits with the idea I e seen where the artists are just the vessel to bring the songs to life.

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