Mick Jagger said the Rolling Stones didn’t want their Lennon McCartney song to sound like the Beatles
- Mick Jagger said John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote one of the Rolling Stones’ songs.
- Jagger said John and Paul were great “hustlers” at the time.
- The Rolling Stones were trying to sound like a famous guitarist when they recorded the track.
One of the Rolling Stones’ songs was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Mick Jagger called the song “complete bangers”. He also revealed that the Rolling Stones were trying to sound like a famous blues musician when they recorded it.
Mick Jagger said John Lennon and Paul McCartney personally sold one of the Rolling Stones songs to the band
One of the Rolling Stones’ early songs was “I Wanna Be Your Man.” The track was written by Lennon McCartney. During an interview with Rolling Stone in 1968, Jagger spoke about how his band came to be recording “I Wanna Be Your Man”.
“Well, we knew her by then and we were rehearsing and Andrew [Oldham] brought Paul and John down for rehearsal,” Jagger recalled. “They said they had this tune, they were really hustlers back then. I mean, the way they played tunes was great: ‘Hey Mick, we have this great song.’” Jagger mimicked John’s accent as he remembered what the Beatle had said.
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Mick Jagger said his band weren’t trying to sound like the Beatles when they recorded the song
Jagger then revealed what the Rolling Stones thought of “I Wanna Be Your Man.” “So they played it and we thought it sounded pretty commercial, which is what we wanted, so we made it like Elmore James or something,” he recalled. For context, James was a blues musician known as the king of slide guitar.
Jagger found “I Wanna Be Your Man” odd. “I haven’t heard it in ages, but it must be pretty crazy because nobody actually produced it,” he said. “The guy who happened to be our manager at the time was a 50-year-old northern mill owner [Eric Easton]. It was an absolute smash, but it was a hit and sounded great on stage.”
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How The Rolling Stones’ “I Wanna Be Your Man” charted in the United States and the United Kingdom
“I Wanna Be Your Man” never charted on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the B-side of the track “Not Fade Away”. The track peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for 13 weeks.
On the other hand, “I Wanna Be Your Man” was a big hit in the UK. The Official Charts Company reports that it peaked at number 12 and stayed on the chart for 16 weeks. The track became the first Rolling Stones song to reach the top 20 in the UK
“I Wanna Be Your Man” was a hit and an interesting connection between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
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