EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Little Red Rooster’ – The Rolling Stones

What was the number one song in the UK on 3rd December 1964?

The Rolling Stones are back again with Little Red Rooster, which was number one for 1 week.

Little Red Rooster was composed by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Howlin’ Wolf. It was covered by Sam Cooke in 1963 and the Stones then released their cover. Their version is closer to the original recording than Cooke’s and amazingly, is the only Blues record to ever top the British charts. It is a satisfyingly lazy, hazy tune that introduces a refreshing change to the British charts of the 60s.

Lyrics

I am the little red rooster
Too lazy to crow for day
I am the little red rooster
Too lazy to crow for day
Keep everything in the farm yard upset in every way
The dogs begin to bark and hounds begin to howl
Dogs begin to bark and hounds begin to howl
Watch out strange cat people
Little red rooster’s on the prowl
If you see my little red rooster
Please drive him home
If you see my little red rooster
Please drive him home
Ain’t had no peace in the farm yard
Since my little red rooster’s been gone

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