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Charted: December 11, 1965

Rating: 3.704 (average of 13 ratings)

Genre: classic rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. She Said Yeah (Christy/
  2. Talkin' About You (Berry) [2:31]
  3. You Better Move On (Alexander) [2:40]
  4. Look What You've Done (Morganfield) [2:16]
  5. The Singer Not the Song [2:23]
  6. Route 66 (Troup) [2:40]
  7. Get Off of My Cloud [2:56]
  8. I'm Free [2:24]
  9. As Tears Go By (Jagger/
  10. Gotta Get Away [2:07]
  11. Blue Turns to Grey [2:29]
  12. I'm Movin' On (Snow) [2:13]
Songs written by Jagger/Richards unless indicated otherwise.

Total Running Time: 28:37


sales in U.S. only ˝ million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 4
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Get Off of My Cloud (10/9/65) #1 US, #1 UK
  • As Tears Go By (12/25/65) #6 US, #10 AC

Notes: This was a US-only release assembled from singles, UK album cuts, and outtakes.

December’s Children (And Everybody’s)
The Rolling Stones
“The last Stones album in which cover material accounted for 50% of the content was thrown together from a variety of singles, British LP tracks, outtakes, and a cut from an early '64 U.K. EP. Haphazard assembly aside, much of it's great, including the huge hit Get Off of My Cloud and the controversial, string-laden acoustic ballad As Tears Go By (a Top Ten item in America). Raiding the R&B closet for the last time, they also offered a breathless run-through of Larry Williams' She Said Yeah, a sultry Chuck Berry cover (Talkin’ About You), and exciting live versions of Route 66 and Hank Snow's I'm Moving On. More importantly, Jagger-Richards' songwriting partnership had now developed to the extent that several non-A-side tracks were reasonably strong in their own right, such as I'm Free and The Singer Not the Song. And the version of You Better Move On (which had been featured on a British EP at the beginning of 1964) was one of their best and most tender soul covers” Unterberger).

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Last updated April 1, 2008.