Miss You (4:49)

Cover of The Rolling Stones Singles Box Set (1971-2006)

From The Rolling Stones Singles Box Set (1971-2006) and 46 other releases

“Miss You” is a 1978 hit song by The Rolling Stones, from their album Some Girls.

“Miss You” was written by singer Mick Jagger while jamming with keyboardist Billy Preston during rehearsals for the March 1977 El Mocambo club gigs (yielding Side Three of the Love You Live album). Although guitarist Keith Richards is credited for co-writing, Jagger is generally regarded as the principal composer.

Several of the songs on 1976’s Black and Blue had been influenced by dance music. “Miss You” was the first Rolling Stones single with prominent disco influences, most noticeably in Charlie Watts’ thumping, four-on-the-floor drum beat, and in Bill Wyman’s funky, grooving bass-lines, which provide another riff in addition to the main melody. That melody, sung in playful falsetto by Jagger, or else intoned by a chorus of dreamy, borderline-campy backup singers, forms the principal hook used throughout the track, often underlined by Sugar Blue’s harmonica lines and incisive solos. The funky beat and the rapping during the verses are reminiscent of hip-hop, although it would be a couple of years before hip-hop was commonly recognized as a distinct genre in its own right.

Unlike most of the Stones songs on Some Girls, “Miss You” features several studio musicians.

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  • primaxene

    Soo good

    1 Aug 10:23am Reply
  • vinman76

    Goin to see the Stones in Detroit in 2 days ! This is one of the songs on their set list.

    6 Jul 11:34am Reply
  • bleakaffinity

    it's pretty amazing that they were able to just say fuck it and write the greatest song of a genre that wasn't really theirs

    26 Jun 6:49am Reply
  • Moonlight__Dawn

    One of my favorites from The Rolling Stones. Disco or not this song is fun and definitely danceable. I still enjoy watching this video too - quite a blast! heart emoticon Wiki trivia: Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood insist that "Miss You" wasn't conceived as a disco song, while Keith Richards said, "...'Miss You' was a damn good disco record; it was calculated to be one." In any case, what was going on in discotheques did make it to the recording.

    22 Jun 4:46am Reply
  • samiskywalker

    i simply LOVE this song <3

    5 Mar 4:50am Reply
  • corky64

    Great....<3

    17 Feb 8:26am Reply
  • RoomForSymmetry

    Puerto Rican girls that are just dyyyyyyiiiiinnnn' to meet ya!

    13 Feb 5:27pm Reply
  • wiseblood-

    One of the greatest songs of ALL TIMES!

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Rissacakes

    I'll never get tired of this groovy track.

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • herownlagoon

    Such a great song for a hot summer night.

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • isaacjp

    this.

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • marjo47

    Feel like a youngster again....while listening to my old time favorits.

    4 Mar 2014 Reply
  • vinman07

    We re gonna come around at tweleve with some PUERTO RICAN girls that are dyin to meet you.

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Marrovane

    Mick and his legendary moves

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mikesimpson

    What's a matter witch you boy !

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • b5stewa

    just a honkin on the mouth harp.....

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • LostImeem

    Slightly different from the version that I've heard 50 times over the years.

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • charliedub1

    oh yes i miss you :)

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • engelnit

    Great song, from their last album that was really good...

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Big-Mac-Bo

    <3

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
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