August 6, 2021

56 years ago, The Rolling Stones recorded their anthem “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

Today, May 12, is a very important day in the history of The Rolling Stones. In 1972 they released their classic album Exile on Main Street.

A year earlier, the singer Mick Jagger He had married the Nicaraguan Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías, from whom he separated in 1978.

On May 12, ’68, the guitarist Brian Jones made his last live appearance with the group, before his tragic death.

The main event: on a day like today, in 1965, they recorded the hymn (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, which gave them their first number one in the United States.

Despite enthusiastic sales, for years no music critic paid attention to (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.

Newsweek he christened the opening riff “five notes that shook the world.”

Criticism of (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

In 1976, The Rolling Stones song ranked seventh in the top 100 singles of all time on the UK chart. New Musical Express.

Eleven years later, the song dropped to 82nd when the magazine redid the list with “the 150 greatest singles of all time.”

In 1991, Vox listed a (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction among “The 100 recordings that shook the world”. In 1999, it was the 91st song on the BMI’s Most Played Songs of the 20th Century chart.

A year later, VH1 included it among their “100 best rock songs.”

That same year, it fell behind Yesterday on a list compiled by the magazine Rolling Stone y MTV.

In 2003, Q it dropped to No. 68 for this song on their “100 Greatest Songs” list. In 2004, the panel of judges of the magazine Rolling Stone, which included the likes of Art Garfunkel (of the duo Simon & Garfunkel) and ex-Beach Boy Brian Wilson, named (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction as the second best song of all time, second only to Like a Rolling Stone de Bob Dylan