(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (3:42)

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(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction is a hit riff-driven rock song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for The Rolling Stones and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song as number 2 on its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, while VH1 placed it at number 1 on its “100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll” list. In 2006 it was added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.

The song was first released as a single in the United States in June 1965 and was also featured on the American version of the Rolling Stones album Out of Our Heads, released in July of the same year. “Satisfaction” was a smash hit, giving the Stones their first number one in the United States. In Europe, the song initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive. In Britain the single was released in August 1965, and shot to number one in the United Kingdom; it was the Rolling Stones’ fourth UK number one. (The British version of Out of Our Heads, released in September 1965, did not feature “Satisfaction”; it was not standard practice in the United Kingdom at that time to include previously-released singles on albums.)

The lyrics of the song include references to sexual intercourse, and the theme of anti-commercialism caused the song to be “perceived as an attack on the status quo”.


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  • alea_jact_est

    i can't get no... rock n' roll!

    14 Aug 7:08pm Reply
  • Weaponfire

    I've scrobbled this song 195 times, and that riff still has not gotten old.

    9 Jul 4:27am Reply
  • YoQueSe666

    “England’s Newest Hit Makers” became an international sensation when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards teamed up to pen this rock and roller. Though Richards allegedly conceived the song’s now-famous riff in a dream and imagined it for horns, the fuzz tone of his guitar ultimately won out. And it’s a good thing too, because it gave the Rolling Stones their first American chart-topper and gave us one of the most recognizable and satisfactory riffs in rock history. -- watchmojo

    3 Jul 3:04pm Reply
  • katronimo

    G R E A T

    28 Jun 12:58pm Reply
  • fanvonoldies

    das Beste vom Besten

    23 Jun 9:30pm Reply
  • karnickel

    17 Jun 5:19pm Reply
  • sebo000

    The best!

    5 May 10:50pm Reply
  • nicorebel

    Sexy as HELL (4)

    22 Apr 10:35am Reply
  • bicknor

    No no no no............... etc . But listeners get satisfaction upon hearing this great track, with it s fabulous riff and pounding beat................... that is the reaction to it

    18 Apr 5:08pm Reply
  • moses2201


    13 Apr 4:11pm Reply
  • bobbyoioi

    The Best For Ever

    29 Mar 8:39am Reply
  • BennoTiger


    23 Mar 4:05pm Reply
  • marjo47


    22 Mar 3:40pm Reply
  • nicorebel

    Sexy as HELL (3)

    11 Mar 9:32am Reply
  • nicorebel

    Sexy as HELL (2)

    4 Mar 3:20pm Reply
  • sidney_adv


    19 Feb 2:37pm Reply
  • nicorebel

    Sexy as HELL

    14 Feb 10:14am Reply
  • yerbyderby

    He can get no satisfaction. Poor Guy. Hope, he will find it some day. His singing is horrible.

    11 Feb 6:29pm Reply
  • macnoetz

    G R E A T

    5 Feb 7:14pm Reply
  • Bolters

    THE BEST !!!!

    21 Jan 12:46am Reply
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