Saturday 19 October 2019

Top Tens: This week in 1965

The Rolling Stones in 1965
The Rolling Stones in 1965

Hard to imagine now, but when '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' was first released in the UK it was played only on pirate radio stations as lyrics referring to sexual frustration were considered too suggestive.

The line 'trying to make some girl' was a particular target and it was censored when the Stones performed the song on US television show 'Shindig!' in 1965.

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, 'Satisfaction' was a huge hit for the Stones, giving them their first US number one and their fourth chart topper in the UK. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine named it the second-greatest song of all time - behind Bob Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone' which also appears in this top ten at No. 4, the Dylan classic's highest chart placing in the UK.

1 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones

2 I Got You Babe Sonny and Cher

3 Make It Easy On Yourself Walker Brothers

4 Like A Rolling Stone Bob Dylan

5 Look Through Any Window The Hollies

6 Walk In The Black Forest Horst Jankowski

7 Tears Ken Dodd

8 Help! The Beatles

9 Laugh At Me Sonny

10 All I Really Want To Do Cher

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