(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Song composer(s)

Jagger, Mick / Richards, Keith

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Single : Rolling Stones (1965)
Out Of Our Heads : Rolling Stones (1965)
Drums Go-Go : Sandy Nelson (1965)
Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul : Otis Redding (1965)
Single : Otis Redding (1966)
Big Hits Vol 1 (High Tide and Green Grass) : Rolling Stones (1966)
Got Live If You Want It : Rolling Stones (1966)
Just Like Us! : Paul Revere & The Rainders (1966)
Makin' Waves : George Semper (1966)
Memphis Gold : Various Artists (Otis Redding) (1966)
Run Baby Run : Newbeats (1966)
Aretha Arrives : Aretha Franklin (1967)
Otis Redding Live in Europe : Otis Redding (1967)
History of Otis Redding : Otis Redding (1967)
Sax and the Single Girl : Charlie Chalmers (1967)
James Brown Show : James Brown (1967)
Otis Redding in Person at the Whiskey a Go-Go : Otis Redding (1968)
Outsideinside : Blue Cheer (1968)
Stones In The Park Soundtrack : Rolling Stones (1969)
Gimme Shelter Soundtrack : Rolling Stones (1970)
The Ventures Superpak : The Ventures (1971)
The Best of Otis Redding : Otis Redding (1972)
Bubblerock (1974)
The Legendary Otis Redding: His Greatest Recordings : Otis Redding (1975)
Satisfaction Soundtrack : Various Artists (Justine Bateman and Mystery) (1988)
The Otis Redding Story : Otis Redding (1989)
The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968 - Various Artists (Otis Redding) (1991)
Monterey International Pop Festival Box Set : Various Artists (Otis Redding) (1992)
Psychotic Reunion Live! : Count Five (1993)


Lead vocals - Weir.

First recorded by the Rolling Stones, for the Out Of Our Heads LP, first at the Chess Studios, Chicago, then at RCA Studios in Hollywood, in May 1965. It became the Stones first US No. 1 and their 4th No. 1 in UK.

Subsequent recordings by the Stones include the Sept. 23rd 1966 live recording at the Royal Albert Hall, London used on Got Live If You Want It.

Keith Richards has said that the opening riff of Satisfaction was derived from Martha Reeves & The Vandellas version of Dancing In The Street. Another possible source of inspiration is the Chuck Berry song Thirty Days which includes the line, "I can't get no satisfaction from the judge."

Richards recalled the initial creation of the main riff, in Florida in 1965, as follows,

"I woke up in the middle of the night. There was a cassette player next to the bed and an acoustic guitar. I pushed record and hit that riff for about a minute and a half, two minutes. Then I fell back to sleep."

The phrase "trying to make some girl" was bleeped when the song was performed on the Ed Sullivan show.