Mother's Little Helper (2:45)

Cover of Hot Rocks (1964-1971)

From Hot Rocks (1964-1971) and 14 other releases

“Mother’s Little Helper” is a song by the English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones. It first appeared as the opening track to the UK version of their 1966 album Aftermath.

It was released as a single in the US and peaked at # 8 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1966. The B-side “Lady Jane” peaked at # 24.[1]

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, “Mother’s Little Helper” was recorded in Los Angeles from 3 to 8 December 1965. The song deals with the darker perspective of the use of prescription drugs among housewives.


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