'Streets Of Love' was released as a 7" single in the UK on August 22, 2005, where it peaked at #15.
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, 'Streets Of Love' was released as a double A-side single with 'Rough Justice' from the band's' 2005 album 'A Bigger Bang'. It is a gaudy power ballad with a spare, guitar-based arrangement and falsetto chorus, received the main marketing push, though it failed to become a major hit in the US. By contrast, it went to#1 in Spain, Top 10 in Argentina, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Canada and Top 20 in Norway, Germany, the UK, Greece and Italy.
The single was released on August 22, 2005 in the UK and was promoted through a video directed by Laurel Harris, shot at Zaphod Beeblebrox's nightclub in Ottawa, Canada, and featuring Canadian actor Tan Arcade.... [+]
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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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