EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ – The Rolling Stones

What was the number one song in the UK on 19th June 1968?

The Rolling Stones are back and this time with Jumpin’ Jack Flash, which was at number one for 2 weeks.

As the Beatles returned to their rock ‘n’ roll roots after the psychedelia period with Lady Madonna, The Stones returned to their bluesy roots with Jumpin’ Jack Flash. It is one of their most popular songs and their most performed song ever- over 1,100 times in concert, in fact. It’s great fun and probably one my favourite Stones tracks (I am clearly a much more Beatles than Stones though).

Lyrics

I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
And I howled at the morning driving rain
But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas
But it’s all right. I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash
It’s a gas, gas, gas
I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag,
I was schooled with a strap right across my back
But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas
But it’s all right, I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash
It’s a gas, gas, gas
I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead
I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled , yeah yeah
I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I was crowned with a spike right through my head
But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas
But it’s all right, I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash
It’s a gas, gas, gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas

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