Tuesday, June 12, 2007

(I Can't Get No) One Cup Question

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: One of the most famous rock songs in history was released 42 years ago today. The first #1 in the US for the band that recorded it, the song was possibly inspired by Chuck Berry and definitely inspired by Martha and the Vandellas. The original recording featured snoring, and was later meant to have a horn section. Other artists to have recorded the song include Devo, Otis Redding, and Britney Spears. Bjork and P.J. Harvey sang it as a duet. Sesame Street used a parody of the song to teach cooperation. Your One Cup question this morning – to name this song, 42 years old today, that was an attack on commercialism by a band now famous for their commercialism.

Answer: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones.

Bonus Blog Trivia: Keith Richards claims he never plays this song the same way twice.

Bonus Blog Trivia #2: The Stones were huge Chuck Berry fans; the possible Berry influence in this song comes from his song 30 Days with the lyric, "I can't get no satisfaction from the judge."

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