The Rolling Stones released the great rock anthem (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 50 years ago today in the USA. The song was released on August 20 in the U.K.. Satisfaction would be the Rolling Stones break-out album establishing worldwide fame for the group. They called it their first "monster hit".
Satisfaction quickly moved to a number 1 position on the American charts. It would become gold by selling over 1 million copies in 8 weeks. The song has become a staple at Rolling Stones shows. They have performed it on nearly every tour since its release. You can see a 2013 performance in the video below.
In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine placed Satisfaction in the second spot on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Like a Rolling Stone, released by Bob Dylan in July 1965, was chosen as number one.
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Here is a 1960's performance in high quality sound.
Here is a performance with screaming girls and a very pretty blue eyed Mick Jagger performed in living color on the famous Ed Sullivan show in February 1966.
Here is a performance from the 2013 Glastonbury Festival. Mick Jagger and the Stones still have what it takes 48 years after the song was first released.