EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’- The Rolling Stones

What was the number one song in the UK on 9th September 1965?

The lads are back again, number one with (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction for 2 weeks.

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction was originally only played on pirate radio stations in the UK as it was considered too sexually explicit for commercial stations. They obviously relented in the end and it shot to number one. Keith Richards’ famous guitar riff was originally going to be replaced with horns. I think we can all agree that it would have been almost sacrilegious if they’d gone through with that. It’s a classic Rolling Stones tune that’s always a joy to listen to.

Lyrics

I can’t get no satisfaction
I can’t get no satisfaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no

When I’m drivin’ in my car
And a man comes on the radio
He’s tellin’ me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination

I can’t get no
Oh no no no
Hey hey hey
That’s what I say

I can’t get no satisfaction
I can’t get no satisfaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no

When I’m watchin’ my TV
And a man comes on and tells me
How white my shirts can be
But he can’t be a man ’cause he doesn’t smoke
The same cigarettes as me

I can’t get no
Oh no no no
Hey hey hey
That’s what I say

I can’t get no satisfaction
I can’t get no girl reaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no

When I’m ridin’ round the world
And I’m doin’ this and I’m signin’ that
And I’m tryin’ to make some girl
Who tells me baby better come back maybe next week
‘Cause you see I’m on a losing streak

I can’t get no
Oh no no no
Hey hey hey
That’s what I say

I can’t get no, I can’t get no
I can’t get no satisfaction
No satisfaction, no satisfaction
No satisfaction, I can’t get no

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