You Got Me Rocking

Album: Voodoo Lounge (1994)
Charted: 23
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Keith Richards: "I wrote it on piano. It's sort of like a Little Richard thing. And then when I took it to guitar I really got interested in it. Because before that I was really doing a parody of something like rock and roll piano music. But then it sort of went Celtic on me. Some of these strange drone notes. And it sort of took on another life. And then Charlie got into it with this little go-go beat - this great tom tom bit - and I'm a sucker for that, man. You give me that, especially with Charlie Watts playing it. It was a heavy-duty jungle thing." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • Mick Jagger's lyrics are a response to critics who said The Stones were too old or irrelevant in the era of Grunge. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Patrick - Greenville, SC
  • This was the second single from Voodoo Lounge. The first was "Love Is Strong."
  • Don Was produced this. He had a hit in the '80s called "Walk The Dinosaur" with his own group Was Not Was.

Comments: 6

  • Rui from São Luis, Maranhão, BrasilThis is a classic song. I composed it. Yeahhhh. Don't stop now
  • Ashley from Quincy, IlI don't see why people hate this song.one day I was in class and my teacher had his ipod on and this song came on I was going to have a cow because he's a beatles fan. I thought I was the only one in my school that liked them cause I'm only in junior high and you know the music today.
  • Patrick from Greenville, Sca lot of stones fans seem to hate this. I think because it was made in '94 instead of '74. I think it's one of Keith's all-time great riffs.
  • Ethan from Portland, Orthough i must admit, many rolling stones fans hate this song . . .
  • Sam from Shanghai, ChinaGreat guitar solo
  • Ethan from Portland, Orthis never fails to get me rocking
see more comments

Editor's Picks

The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien Songs

The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien SongsSong Writing

The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.

Wang Chung Pick The Top Songs Of The '80s

Wang Chung Pick The Top Songs Of The '80sSongwriter Interviews

'80s music ambassadors Wang Chung pick their top tracks of the decade, explaining what makes each one so special.

Tommy James

Tommy JamesSongwriter Interviews

"Mony Mony," "Crimson and Clover," "Draggin' The Line"... the hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.

John Parr

John ParrSongwriter Interviews

John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.

Richard Butler of The Psychedelic Furs

Richard Butler of The Psychedelic FursSongwriter Interviews

Psychedelic Furs lead singer Richard Butler talks about their first album since 1991 and explains what's really going on in "Pretty In Pink."

90s Metal

90s MetalFact or Fiction

Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one.