Australian singles charts:
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction entered the Kent charts on 24 July 1965 and peaked at #1. The song was #14 on the Top 100 of 1965.
The song is on Out of Our Heads which entered the Kent album charts on 13 November 1965 and peaked at #2.
Keith Richards wrote Satisfaction in his sleep and recorded a rough version of the riff on a Philips cassette player. He had no idea he had written it. He said when he listened to the recording in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and “then me snoring for the next forty minutes”.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(I_Can’t_Get_No)_Satisfaction
Mick Jagger wrote all the lyrics except the line “can’t get no satisfaction.” The lyrics deal with what Jagger saw as the two sides of America, the real and phony. He sang about a man looking for authenticity but not being able to find it. Jagger experienced the vast commercialism of America in a big way on their tours, and later learned to exploit it, as The Rolling Stones made truckloads of money through sponsorships and merchandising in the US.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-rolling-stones/i-cant-get-no-satisfaction
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