100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: The Last Time- The Rolling Stones. ‘The Last Time’ was The Rolling Stones 5th Top 40 hit in the United States and 2nd Top 10. It would be their next single- a little ditty called ‘Satisfaction’ which would be the single that blew the lid off- and The Rolling Stones would then become the superstars we know them as today. ‘The Last Time” was the first song written by the Stones to be released as an A-side single in the UK- and became their 3rd #1 in the UK. The Stones in the refrain borrowed from The Staple Singers 1954 song ‘This May Be The Last Time’–and the song recorded in Hollywood, California also has a Phil Spector Wall of Sound production quality- and for reason- the troubled genius Phil Spector himself assisted with the production. The b-side- Play With Fire- cracked the Hot 100 at #96.
In 1967 after Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were imprisoned on drug charges- The Who recorded a single ‘The Last Time’/ ‘Under My Thumb’- with the idea of helping to raise money to get the Glimmer Twins out of jail- but by the time the single was released- Mick and Keith had been sprung. A nice gesture.
- Single: ‘The Last Time’- The Rolling Stones
- Record Company- London
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
- Time: 3:41
- B-side: ‘Play With Fire’
- Album- Out Of Our Heads
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #9 in US Billboard Hot 100/ #1 in UK.