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STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: stonesstein ()
Date: September 16, 2007 16:49

Here's a cool one I thought of - which Stones' song should've been a single, but was never released as a single? I know this is tough, and I can hear the controversy arise, i.e. "well, it was a b-side" or "it was released as a single in live form later on..." or "it WAS a single in Leichtenstein and in Malaysia"

All that aside, while there are some choices more obvious than others, the one that always stood out for me was Dance Little Sister, which I happen to think is one of the most perfect examples of a Rolling Stones' song, and should have been an A-side.

stonesstein

Kick me like you did before
I can't even feel the pain no more
Rocks Off, 1972

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: LieB ()
Date: September 16, 2007 17:24

I think Miss Amanda Jones would have been a good single, considering it's a great uptempo song with a classic Stones sound (one of few with Berry-influences in '67) *and* catchy pop melodies. I like it a lot better than Let's Spend The Night Together.

Actually, I can't really come up with too many songs that would have fit as singles that weren't singles. There are of course plenty of awsome album tracks, but few of them would've had the commercial potential as singles. Just look at Exile ... it's the best album in rock history, but not something you'd image hearing on top ten radio.

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: straycatuk ()
Date: September 16, 2007 17:50

Route 66
Under my Thumb
Out of Time
Sympathy
Gimme Shelter
All Down The Line
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbraker) - was it already?
Fingerprint file
Crazy Mama
OH NO NOT YOU AGAIN.

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Date: September 16, 2007 18:24

Sweet Black Angel
If You Can't Rock Me
Memory Motel
Too Tough
Hearts For Sale

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Hanns Rainsch ()
Date: September 16, 2007 18:34

Under My Thumb
All Down The Line
Before They Make Me Run
Oh No Not You Again

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: September 16, 2007 18:55

Around and Around

2 1 2 0

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: CaledonianGonzo ()
Date: September 16, 2007 19:00

Gimme Shelter
Sympathy For The Devil
Street Fighting Man

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: bluesinc. ()
Date: September 16, 2007 19:17

Street Fighting Man was released as a single in both UK & US.
Sympathy was also released as a single, but I think this happened in the 70s

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: CaledonianGonzo ()
Date: September 16, 2007 19:25

bluesinc. Wrote:
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> Street Fighting Man was released as a single in
> both UK & US.


Didn't know about the US release, but in the UK it was only a cash-in released after they left Decca.

> Sympathy was also released as a single, but I
> think this happened in the 70s

In 2003, as a remix.

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: franzk ()
Date: September 16, 2007 19:38

Let Me Down Slow

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: September 16, 2007 19:39

straycatuk Wrote:
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> Route 66
> Under my Thumb
> Out of Time
> Sympathy
> Gimme Shelter
> All Down The Line
> Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbraker) - was it
> already?
> Fingerprint file
> Crazy Mama
> OH NO NOT YOU AGAIN.



Heartbreaker was a single in the US. Charted reasonably high too, I think. During the 70s they only tended to release one single in the UK from an album, whereas the US got two (and then for "Some Girls", the UK got two singles (Miss You/Respectable) whereas the US got three (Miss You/Beast of Burden/Shattered).

In the 60s' it wasnt the done thing to release singles that were going to be available on albums

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: September 16, 2007 19:43

>> In the 60s' it wasnt the done thing to release singles that were going to be available on albums <<

in the UK, that is. the US didn't share that particular inhibition.

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: turnersmemo ()
Date: September 16, 2007 20:05

2000 man!

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: 55 Rusty ()
Date: September 16, 2007 20:06

Carol
Under The Boardwalk
Cry To Me
Talking About You
Around And Around
Out Of Time, a Nr.1 for the Stones instead of Chris Farlow
No Expectatons instead of Street Fighting Man
Memory Motel
Flip The Switch


Stre├ęt Fighting Man ( 68 & 71)
& Heardbreaker was a regular single in Germany

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Havo ()
Date: September 16, 2007 20:37

salt of the earth/ You got the silver

under the boardwalk---down by the sea

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: georgelicks ()
Date: September 16, 2007 20:40

Under My Thumb
Stray Cat Blues
Gimme Shelter
Let It Bleed
Monkey Man
Sway
Bitch
Dead Flowers
Rocks Off
Rip This Joint
Loving Cup
All Down The Line
Shine A Light
Star Star
Time Waits For No One
Dance Little Sister
Hand Of Fate
Memory Motel
Dance Pt. 1
Where The Boys Go
Tops


>>Out of Time

Released as second single from Metamorphosis in 1975, charted at #45 in UK and #81 in US.


>>Sympathy

Released as single in 1976, re-released in 2003 as remix, charted at #14 in UK and #97 in US.


>>Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbraker)

Released in 1974, charted at #15 in US


>>Street Fighting Man

Released in August 1968 in US, it peaked at #48. Released in 1971 in UK, peaked at #21.


Since 1981 a lot of Stones songs were released as US radio only promo singles:
[www.beatzenith.com]

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Date: September 16, 2007 20:43

<>>Out of Time

Released as second single from Metamorphosis in 1975, charted at #45 in UK and #81 in US.>

What a version to release as a single smiling smiley

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Havo ()
Date: September 16, 2007 20:53

"Star Star"was an official singe release in Germany in 1974

under the boardwalk---down by the sea

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: September 17, 2007 01:31

You Should Have Seen Her Ass.........1972.....

Man that rumbler woulda blown the dump apart....AND I still wanna know all da lyrics



ROCKMAN

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Jimmer ()
Date: September 17, 2007 03:25

Saint of Me (should have been the 1st single off of BTB not a follow up one)

Other than Gimme Shelter the main ones that come to mind are relatively milder in nature (not rockers):

Blinded By Rainbows
Slipping Away
Worried About You
Memory Motel
Time Waits For No One
Winter
Shine A Light
Moonlight Mile
Dead Flowers
Salt Of the Earth

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Baboon Bro ()
Date: September 17, 2007 04:50

Jump On Top Of Me, released in UK as a B side,
should have been a world wide A-side!

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: thor ()
Date: September 17, 2007 04:57

If im not mistaken, Street Fighting Man is the back side of my Jumping Jack Flash 45rpm (the one with the cool photo on the front with the Stones in masks!)

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: billwebster ()
Date: September 17, 2007 08:20

Baboon Bro Wrote:
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> Jump On Top Of Me, released in UK as a B side,
> should have been a world wide A-side!


That's exactly what I've been thinking too when this subject came up.

plus: She Saw Me Coming could have filled the long break in time between the releases of RFD and Biggest Mistake. Or were they thinking that MTV had scared away all the indie rock fans from the 90s by then?

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Steen G ()
Date: September 17, 2007 10:51

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't new
Posted by: thor (IP Logged)
Date: September 17, 2007 04:57

If im not mistaken, Street Fighting Man is the back side of my Jumping Jack Flash 45rpm (the one with the cool photo on the front with the Stones in masks!)


I think it has Child on the moon on the back side.

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: goingmad ()
Date: September 17, 2007 11:14

Jump on top of me
Under the radar
Oh no not you again
Flip the switch
Saint of me (should have been the first single)

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: September 17, 2007 15:28

Jump On Top of Me
Gimme Shelter
Driving Too Fast
Hand of Fate
Under My Thumb
Monkey Man
Dead Flowers

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Date: September 17, 2007 15:41

<Worried About You>

It was a single, wasn't it? They made a video anyway...

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: ablett ()
Date: September 17, 2007 15:42

You don't have to mean it

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: September 17, 2007 18:44

Some of the 60's favourites couldv'e easily been singles.

Play With Fire, Heart Of Stone (released in the US, I know), I'm Free, Under My Thumb etc, even As Tears Go By.

Post 68 I think they just about got it right in terms of what they chose as singles.

I really couldn't imagine the likes of Gimmie Shelter as a 45rpm.

Re: STONES Song that Should Have Been a Single, But Wasn't
Posted by: Havo ()
Date: September 17, 2007 19:15

"Hand of fate" was a b-side back in 76
a: Hot stuff

under the boardwalk---down by the sea

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