- The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger covered Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” on a live album.
- Jagger said he considers “Like a Rolling Stone” a pop song.
- The original version of “Like a Rolling Stone” appeared on one of Dylan’s most popular albums.
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones has covered a number of classic songs. For example, he recorded Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” with his band. He revealed what he thought about the lyrics of the song.
The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger said it was “unusual” for him to cover Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.”
During an interview with Rolling Stone in 1995, Jagger spoke about the Rolling Stones’ live album stripped (1995). “I thought we just had to give something else,” he said. “We eventually went with it and developed a more intimate record.”
Jagger felt the song choices were different. “And we’ve got some unusual tracks going, which is always good for a live record – not original songs, just remastered,” he said. “I think ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ was unusual. We’ve never done a Dylan song before.”
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Mick Jagger has revealed his thoughts on the lyrics to ‘Like a Rolling Stone’.
Jagger was asked why “Like a Rolling Stone” appealed to him. “Well, melodically, I quite like it,” he replied. “It’s very well put together; it has proper three sections, really good choruses and a good middle section and great lyrics. I think it’s a really well constructed pop song.”
Jagger was asked if he enjoyed singing Dylan’s lyrics. “That’s very good; it’s very to the point, it’s not too rambling,” he said. “I sang it a lot on the European tour – maybe 50 times. So I really got in and enjoyed it. I love playing harmonica on it.”
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How Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” and the cover of The Rolling Stones performed in the United States
Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” became one of Dylan’s most popular singles in the United States. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for 12 weeks. The track appeared on the album Highway 61 revisited. The album peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and stayed on the chart for 47 weeks. John Wesley Harding is Dylan’s only studio album to stay on the charts longer.
The Rolling Stones’ “Like a Rolling Stone” was never a single, so it didn’t chart on the Billboard Hot 100. stripped peaked at number 9 on the Billboard 200 and stayed on the charts for a total of 19 weeks.
The Rolling Stones’ “Like a Rolling Stone” wasn’t a hit, but it’s an interesting connection between the band and Dylan.
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