#RocktoberMusicFest : Rolling Stones - Satisfaction

It’s Tuesday. Are you still suffering from Mondayitis? Good! Let’s turn up the volume and see if we can’t fix that for you!

Today’s tune has literally been around as long as I’ve been alive. It’s true.  This song was released in the US the same month that I was born (released a month or two later in the UK - the song, that is. I have yet to get there)

This song was also featured on the American version of the Rolling Stones' fourth studio album, Out of Our Heads, released that July. "Satisfaction" was a hit, giving the Stones their first number one in the US. In the UK, the song initially was played only on pirate radio stations, because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive. It later became the Rolling Stones' fourth number one in the United Kingdom.

In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" in the second spot on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The song was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2006.

Here’s another Fun Fact about this song: According to Keith Richards, he wrote the music to this song in his sleep.  Wikipedia explains: Richards wrote Satisfaction in his sleep and recorded a rough version of the riff on a Philips cassette player. He had no idea he had written it. He said when he listened to the recording in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and "then me snoring for the next forty minutes". Sources vary as to where this story happened. While they make reference to a hotel room at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida, a house in Chelsea and the London Hilton,  Keith Richards wrote in his most recent autobiography that he was in his flat in Carlton Hill, St. John’s Wood. He specifies that Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics by the pool in Clearwater, four days before they went into the studio, hence the confusion.

Okay boys and girls.. Now you know the back story, turn up the volume and shake off those Monday blues. Let’s get the rest of the week rockin’!

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  1. Good-morning, Mary! This is perhaps the only song I know by the Stones well and is my favorite tune by the band. Did you see that little girl from the UK on AGT this past season? She looked and acted a lot like Mike Jagger. It was actually a little creepy. I think she's talented but I felt like she was mimicking Jagger that can only lead her down a dead-end street. She really needs to find who she is as a singer instead of acting like someone else. Thanks for hosting the fab song-a-day challenge this month. You rock! ;)

  2. That is the greatest song ever written. I love everything about it.

  3. I love this song! Some great old Stones. Your opening question: am I suffering from Mondayitis? Ah, yep. Until I saw your note about entering on TODAY's Linky, I thought it was Monday. Good grief.
    That's a very cool story about how the music came about, Keith Richards doing it in his sleep. It turned out good for him. That kind of stuff can be dangerous. This happened to me last week: I was texting with my Dentist's office because I needed to cancel my appointment and reschedule it to another week. The office manager saw my text about needing to reschedule and she returned with a text asking if there was any way I could make it that day because the specialist I was seeing is hard to schedule because he comes from another practice and travels to their office. I had already said in the previous text that I couldn't do anything at all that week. Well, I fell asleep shortly after the conversation with the phone on my chest and then when I woke up, probably just a few minutes later. I picked up my phone and saw that I had somehow sent a text that just said "wuss". And I was like how the hell did THAT happen?? frickin' auto-correct: i must've hit a letter key or a few letter keys and it auto-typed in the word "wuss". I replied and then said "I don't know where that 'wuss' comment came from and then how it probably happened. She sent back a note that said "haha I was about to say Well that's not nice!
    I hate autocorrect!...

    Michele at Angels Bark

  4. Ha-ha, love the fun fact about him writing it in his sleep, thanks for sharing that! And of course, for picking one of the great classics of rock-n-roll. :D


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