EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘It’s All Over Now’ – The Rolling Stones

What was the number one song in the UK on 16th July 1964?

Well, here they are! The Rolling Stones first number one, It’s All Over Now, hit the top spot for 1 week.

The Stones first number one was in fact a cover of a song by The Valentinos written by Bobby & Shirley Womack. The Stones decided to cover it after hearing on their first US tour. Despite Womack’s initial reluctance with The Stones covering it, he soon came round to the idea once he received his first royalty check. He was quoted as saying that now Mick Jagger could have any song of his he wants. I can see why it was such a big hit. It has a country feel to it owed mainly to the vocal harmonising and Keith Richards guitar playing. Following The Animal’s number one and preceding The Beatles’ next number one, you can really see the emergence of the British invasion.

Lyrics

Well, baby used to stay out all night long
She made me cry, she done me wrong
She hurt my eyes open, that’s no lie
Tables turn and now her turn to cry
Because I used to love her, but it’s all over now
Because I used to love her, but it’s all over now
Well, she used to run around with every man in town
She spent all my money, playing her high class game
She put me out, it was a pity how I cried
Tables turn and now her turn to cry
Because I used to love her, but it’s all over now
Because I used to love her, but it’s all over now
Well, I used to wake in the morning, get my breakfast in bed
When I’d gotten worried she’d ease my aching head
But now she’s here and there, with every man in town
Still trying to take me for that same old clown
Because I used to love her, but it’s all over now
Because I used to love her, but it’s all over now
Because I used to love her, but it’s all over now

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