(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Introduction
Rolling Stone went even further in praising the song. It declared "Satisfaction" the second greatest song of all time. According to the magazine, the song turned rock and roll into rock, and voiced the edgy discontent of a generation "impatient to inherit the earth" ("500 Greatest Songs of All Time," Rolling Stone, 9 December 2009, 68).
A song this important begs some questions. What inspired it? How was it made? What did it mean to its creators? And since the song introduced so much—a more hard-edged music for a generation with an edge of its own—we have to ask, what happened to the song, its writers, and the generation it came to represent? Did the “alienation” that Jagger said informed the song ever morph into a more fulfilling social philosophy? Did Jagger and Richards and the fans who embraced the song ever get their satisfaction?
Read on and decide.
About the Song
|Artist||The Rolling Stones||Musician(s)||Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Brian Jones (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), Bill Wyman (bass guitar), Jack Nitzche (tambourine, piano)|
|Album||Out of Our Heads|
|Writer(s)||Keith Richards, Mick Jagger|
|Producer(s)||Andrew Loog Oldham|
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And then, of course, there's the fact that it's just a great song. But you already knew that.
On the Charts"Satisfaction" reached #1 in both the US and Great Britain.
Rolling Stone put the song at #2 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.