(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in 1965. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Richards' guitar riff—‌intended to be replaced by horns—‌opens and drives the song. The lyrics refer to sexual frustration and commercialism.

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Single by the Rolling Stones
from the album Out of Our Heads (US release)
B-side
Released
  • 5 June 1965 (US)
  • 20 August 1965 (UK)
Recorded12 May 1965
StudioRCA, Hollywood, California
Genre
Length3:45
Label
Songwriter(s)Jagger/Richards
Producer(s)Andrew Loog Oldham
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"The Last Time"
(1965)
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
(1965)
"Get Off of My Cloud"
(1965)
Audio sample

The song was first released as a single in the United States in June 1965 and was also featured on the American version of the Rolling Stones' fourth studio album, Out of Our Heads, released that July. "Satisfaction" was a hit, giving the Stones their first number one in the US. In the UK, the song initially was played only on pirate radio stations, because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive.[3] It later became the Rolling Stones' fourth number one in the United Kingdom.

It is one of the world's most popular songs, and was No. 31 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list in 2021. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, and it is the 10th ranked song on critics' all-time lists according to Acclaimed Music. The song was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2006.