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Satisfaction is 'top Stones song'
Mick Jagger
The song was a number one hit in the UK and US in 1965
I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) is the UK's favourite Rolling Stones track, according to an opinion poll.

One in five of the 1,000 people questioned named the 1965 number one single as their favourite, knocking Brown Sugar into second place.

Fans also said the rock group's 1971 album Sticky Fingers was their best.

The Stones' tour is due to arrive in the UK on Sunday. The band cancelled two Spanish gigs this week because Mick Jagger was suffering from laryngitis.

"Unfortunately I have no other choice and I apologise to everyone who bought tickets," Sir Mick said in a statement.

A spokesman said Sunday's planned gig in London would go ahead as planned.

Signature song

UK'S TOP STONES' SONGS
1. I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)
2. Brown Sugar
3. Jumpin' Jack Flash
4. Paint It Black
=5. Wild Horses
=5. Sympathy For The Devil
Source: American Express poll
I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) was the Rolling Stones first US number one single, despite guitarist Keith Richards lobbying for it not to be released.

In the UK, it was the band's fourth number one in a row, following It's All Over Now, Little Red Rooster and The Last Time.

The song was conceived during the band's third US tour in 1965.

Richards says he woke up in a Californian hotel with the song's legendary three-note riff in his head.

Initially, the guitarist was worried it sounded too similar to the hit song Dancing In The Street by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

However, the record went on to become one of the Rolling Stones' signature songs, and has been covered by a multitude of artists - from Otis Redding to Britney Spears.

The poll was conducted for the Stones' tour sponsor, American Express.


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