Australian singles charts:
Brown Sugar entered the Kent charts on 24 May 1971 and peaked at #5. The song was #43 on the Top 100 of 1971.
The song is on Sticky Fingers which entered the Kent album charts on 5 July 1971. The album reached #1 on 26 July 1971 where it sat for 2 weeks.
The lyrical subject matter has often been a point of interest and controversy. Described by rock critic Robert Christgau as “a rocker so compelling that it discourages exegesis”, Brown Sugar’s popularity indeed often overshadowed its scandalous lyrics, which were essentially a pastiche of a number of taboo subjects, including slavery, rape, interracial sex, cunnilingus, sadomasochism, lost virginity and heroin.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Sugar_(Rolling_Stones_song)
Mick Jagger started writing this while he was filming the movie Ned Kelly in the Australian outback. He’s been in a few movies, including Performance, Freejack and The Man From Elysian Fields. Jagger recalled to Uncut in 2015: “I wrote it in the middle of a field, playing an electric guitar through headphones, which was a new thing then.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-rolling-stones/brown-sugar
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