Let’s Spend the Night Together (1/19/67) #55 US, #3 UK
Double-sided single; went gold.
Notes: The U.K. version features "Back Street Girl" and "Please Go Home" instead of "Let's Spend the Night Together" and "Ruby Tuesday."
Between the Buttons
The Rolling Stones
“The Rolling Stones' 1967 recordings are a matter of some controversy; many critics felt that they were compromising their raw, rootsy power with trendy emulations of the Beatles, Kinks, Dylan, and psychedelic music. Approach this album with an open mind, though, and you'll find it to be one of their strongest, most eclectic LPs, with many fine songs that remain unknown to all but Stones devotees. The lyrics are getting better (if more savage), and the arrangements more creative, on brooding near-classics like All Sold Out, My Obsession, and Yesterday’s Papers.” RU
“She Smiled Sweetly shows their hidden romantic side at its best, while Connection is one of the record's few slabs of conventionally driving rock.” RU
“But the best tracks were the two songs that gave the group a double-sided #1 in early 1967: the lustful Let’s Spend the Night Together and the beautiful, melancholy Ruby Tuesday, which is as melodic as anything Jagger and Richards would ever write.” RU