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Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: timmyj3 ()
Date: June 21, 2023 18:27

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It was still the era of Michael Jackson?

Yes, to a degree. I just checked the 1986 Billboard year end singles and there are plenty of rockers there.

To my ears this song had it all. Seemed to fit the era of stadium rockers just fine. Definitely sounds better than US charts of 28. I thknk even lower in the UK.

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Date: June 21, 2023 18:36

As any stones song the older the better.

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: harlem shuffle ()
Date: June 21, 2023 18:46

Not a particular good song,never a hit

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: June 21, 2023 18:57

It was only one hit, not a giant hit.

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: ribbelchips ()
Date: June 21, 2023 19:10

Good song, but just not that radio friendly I think

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: June 21, 2023 20:20

It starts out very strong, but then runs out of gas.

Drew

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: bakersfield ()
Date: June 21, 2023 20:22

I can't believe I'm saying this about the Stones but the pedestrian drumming lets it down. Is that Charlie?

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: June 21, 2023 20:22

The 80s were a terrible decade. It was the time of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and a whole lot of other terrible nonsense bands. Even the Stones fell victim to the 80s sound on Dirty Work. One Hit is a great song but it would have sounded a lot better with a different production (especially the drums and bass).

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: June 21, 2023 20:32

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Not a particular good song,never a hit

Agree ... decent, not great by any means.

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: June 21, 2023 20:36

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Not a particular good song,never a hit

Agree ... decent, not great by any means.

Exactly! Also, no tour to support the album/singles!

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: June 21, 2023 20:39

The backup singing is a bit cringeworthy, and overall too many bells and whistles.
A heavily stripped down version might have been better...

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: June 21, 2023 20:45

Great guitar work but nothing else, sadly. Awful drums and vocals. No real lyrical hook or memorable lines apart from "I don't need No Security" which, by 1998, was generally accepted as fact.

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: keefmick ()
Date: June 21, 2023 20:48

Funny topic because obviously to each his own. I think it is a very weak track.

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: sf37 ()
Date: June 21, 2023 21:02

Personally, this is among my favourite Stones tracks. I always thought it to be criminally underated, in being one of their few singles that has never (or rarely, at best) been included within a Stones "greatest hits" package.

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: Bashlets ()
Date: June 21, 2023 21:16

If it was the first single I think it would have done really well. I think Saint of Me would have been big too if was the first single

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: June 21, 2023 21:46

because it was the second single off a not very successful album by a band in their 40's who weren't touring behind it and who have never had a history of having one more than one big hit off any album they've ever released.

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: Nikkei ()
Date: June 21, 2023 21:53

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It was only one hit, not a giant hit.

That's another technical explanation, it had the word hit in the title and people felt that was a sort of ruse

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: June 21, 2023 22:17

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If it was the first single I think it would have done really well. I think Saint of Me would have been big too if was the first single
I really don't think so. Agree w/ Rocky: "No real lyrical hook", not a catchy one that's for sure. 2.5 stars out of 5, average!

Re: Why wasn't "One Hit (to the body)" a giant hit?
Posted by: MrEcho ()
Date: June 22, 2023 00:07

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Personally, this is among my favourite Stones tracks. I always thought it to be criminally underated, in being one of their few singles that has never (or rarely, at best) been included within a Stones "greatest hits" package.
Same here. Fantastic song off my favorite Rolling Stones album.

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: mickschix ()
Date: June 22, 2023 01:10

One problem was when they DID attempt to perform it LIVE, it wasn't done very well...and yes, the album was also not so great. I personally like the song a lot. It's very different from much of their catalog.

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: opj ()
Date: June 22, 2023 07:51

I know that many Think that Dirty Work isn`t a great album, but I have always loved It, and still do. It`s a great album, with good Songs.

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: babyblue ()
Date: June 22, 2023 08:26

I like this track not bad.

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: June 22, 2023 12:00

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Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: August 27, 2013 10:55AM

I think it is total crap except for the intro.

Mathijs

In ten years' time my opinion hasn't changed a bit.

Mathijs

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: June 22, 2023 13:39

It's a great intro and chord progression...which probably deserved a better song building around it.

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: Eleanor Rigby ()
Date: June 22, 2023 15:44

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Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: August 27, 2013 10:55AM

I think it is total crap except for the intro.

Mathijs

In ten years' time my opinion hasn't changed a bit.

Mathijs

Haha..
Average song...vocals are woeful.

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: June 22, 2023 15:55

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Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: August 27, 2013 10:55AM

I think it is total crap except for the intro.

Mathijs

In ten years' time my opinion hasn't changed a bit.

Mathijs

Last memorable song/single they did imo.
M.E.? Forgotten.
Love Is Strong? Forgotten.

Flip The Switch retains a certain edge though.

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: June 22, 2023 16:14

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Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: August 27, 2013 10:55AM

I think it is total crap except for the intro.

Mathijs

In ten years' time my opinion hasn't changed a bit.

Mathijs

Last memorable song/single they did imo.
M.E.? Forgotten.
Love Is Strong? Forgotten.

Flip The Switch retains a certain edge though.

I used to really dislike Dirty Work for the horrible production, but what's even worst is the barking singing of Jagger. I literally can't listen to it longer than 30 seconds. The only tracks that are decent are Harlem Shuffle and Had it With You.

I still really like Bridges as a whole, and I like about half of BB. And I really like the Deluxe versions of Exile, GHS, SG and TY.

Mathijs

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: June 22, 2023 16:59

I've loved it ever since I first heard it, and I still stand behind my statement of it making a fabulous show opener!!! Wish they'd give it a go!!

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: June 22, 2023 18:07

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I've loved it ever since I first heard it, and I still stand behind my statement of it making a fabulous show opener!!! Wish they'd give it a go!!

I agree with you. It would! Too late now though.

Re: Track Talk: One Hit (To The Body)
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: June 23, 2023 22:37

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what's even worst is the barking singing of Jagger.

Mathijs

Iirc and imo Jagger caught that "disease" when he sang State Of Shock with M. Jackson. But I think it works pretty well for a direct-hit unidirectional track like One Hit.
And Page stuttering in the key of B >grinning smiley< adds some good bits too.

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