'You Got Me Rocking' was released as a 7" single in the UK on September 26, 1994, where it peaked at #23.
Begun in early in 1993, 'You Got Me Rocking' was initially a blues number; bootlegs have Jagger and Richards working the song as a slower, blues flavored ramble, with Jagger shouting the hook "you got me rocking". Changed to a straight forward rocker in the vein of 'Start Me Up', the song quickly evolved into a powerful rock single as Richards made the transition from piano to guitar. Recording on the track lasted from mid-summer, 1993, to early winter of the same year, where final touches were put on.
The song was released as a UK-only single in September 1994 as the second single from the album 'Voodoo Lounge', and peaked at #23.
The B-side is the renowned though little-known non-album track 'Jump On... [+]
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Nearly 80 songs recorded by the Rolling Stones entered either the UK or US charts since 1963, twelve of them peaking at #1 ['Satisfaction', 'Get Off Of My Cloud', 'Paint It, Black' and 'Honky Tonk Women' were #1 in both countries].
The early years also were the most prolific and, whereas most titles were not yet penned by the Jagger-Richards tandem, record labels Decca [in the UK] and London [in the US] would issue singles at a frantic pace, building the band's reputation as the Beatles' most serious threat.
However, no global marketing strategy would emerge before the 70's, and both countries cultivated their differences in their respective discographies, as would their affiliates in other parts of the world.
The richness and diversity of the Rolling Stones singles discography is mainly due to the fact that, during the 60's, Decca would consider singles an independent market from the LPs' one, whereas London would use this format as a 'lift' for album sales. Therefore, British singles would offer non-album tracks [except for compilations], and Decca England would pass on a few US releases, while the US would opt for different B-sides and be a little more productive.
US exclusive couplings and singles would however often be released on Decca in Europe, notably in Scandinavia for which UK would exclusively press 'export' singles [Scandinavian countries also pressed their own records and imported regular UK releases, see the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian discographies].
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