Here is my top 10 list of songs recorded in 1965.
- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
- The Last Time
- Get off of My Cloud
- 19th Nervous Breakdown
- As Tears Go By
- Mothers Little Helper
- Play With Fire
- I´m Free
- She Said Yeah
- Cry To Me
1. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Jagger/Richards)
This raw classic cemented the Stones as the nasty anti-Beatles. .. Keith says the way they wrote the song became typical for how he and Mick collaborated. “I would say on a general scale, I would come up with the song and the basic idea,” Keith wrote, “and Mick would do all the hard work of filling it in and making it interesting.”
– Bill Janovitz (Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones)
Built on the Stones’ greatest riff, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” near-singlehandedly turned “rock & roll” from a teenage fad into something far heavier and more dangerous.