The song was released as a follow up single for the smash hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
The Rolling Stones score their second Hot 100 No.1 in 1965 with “Get Off Of My Cloud”
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for a single to follow the successful “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “Get Off Of My Cloud” it’s one of the Rolling Stones earliest original hits. After beginning their career covering Rock and Blues artists, the band started to write their own songs in 1965, “Get Off Of My Cloud” was released on September 23 in the U.S and one month later in the U.K. After the success of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, the Stones were pressured to produce a new hit that could be as successful, and while staying in Hollywood, California during the Summer of 1965 recording their new album, they came up with “Get Off Of My Cloud”. The Stones have said that the song is a reaction to their suddenly greatly enhanced popularity and deals with their aversion to people’s expectations of them after the success of “Satisfaction”. In a 1995 interview with Rolling Stone, Jagger said, “That was Keith’s melody and my lyrics… It’s a stop-bugging-me, post-teenage-alienation song. The grown-up world was a very ordered society in the early ’60’s, and I was coming out of it. America was even more ordered than anywhere else. I found it was a very restrictive society in thought and behavior and dress.” “Get Off Of My Cloud” peaked to No.1 in the U.S Hot 100 on November 6, 1965, becoming their second U.S No.1 and knocking The Beatles “Yesterday” from the top position of the chart. Other original hits for the band released during that period included “The Last Time”, “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “As Tears Go By”, which shifted the band into a new direction and sound reflected in the 1966 hit “Paint It, Black”.
Look back at the Rolling Stones performing “Get Off Of My Cloud” in 1965 on Top Of The Pops
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