Richards says he came up with the song’s opening notes in his sleep—as well as the phrase “I can’t get no satisfaction.”
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The Rolling Stones’ single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” hits #1 on the charts
That blistering riff from Keith Richards’ guitar kicks off “Satisfaction,” a rock-and-roll song that shook up a lot of teenagers and alarmed some parents with its provocative lyrics. Richards and his fellow Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger, wrote the song together, with Jagger adding lyrics about a very different theme: the push he had seen while in America for material possessions.
The song hit number one on this day and stayed there for a month. It is also an example of the sensation created by a hit record.