You would think an American blues song about a rooster on the prowl wouldn't have much hit potential in the UK, but the Stones camp convinced their label, Decca Records, that it did, and remarkably, it went to #1. The band may have gotten the same results recording "Mary Had A Little Lamb"; they were red hot in the UK at the time, so advance orders for the single ensured it would be a hit. Reflecting on the single reaching #1, Mick Jagger said in 2016: "It's crackers. You know, it's crazy. I mean, that was a weirdo thing, 'cause we could've done anything at that time and it would've been #1. That was the point."
Bertrand - Paris, France