The song has been covered by various artists, including David Bowie in The song was recorded in December at the RCA Records studio in Hollywood, California, where the group recorded most of their — hits. At first, Oldham asked them to hold his earphones while he snapped his fingers but then Johns said they needed a more wooden sound. The policemen suggested their truncheons and Mick Jagger took the truncheons into the studio to record the claves-like sound that can be heard during the quiet break at one minute 40 seconds into the song.
In the United States, the single was released in Miss You - The Rolling Stones - Lets Spend The Night Together (DVD)  and became the opening track of the American edition of the Stones' album Between the Buttons. Both songs entered the Billboard Hot singles chart on 21 January. The song features piano by Rolling Stones contributor Jack Nitzsche organ by Brian Jonesdrums by Charlie Wattspiano, electric guitar and bass by Richards, lead vocals by Jagger and backing vocals from both Jagger and Richards.
Usual bassist Bill Wyman does not appear on the recording. On The Ed Sullivan Showthe band was initially refused permission to perform the number. Sullivan himself told Jagger, "Either the song goes or you go". When the Rolling Stones, following their performance of the song, returned on stage, they were all dressed up in Nazi uniforms with swastikaswhich caused Sullivan to angrily order them to return to their dressing rooms to change back into their performance clothes, at which point they left the studio altogether.
In Aprilfor their first-ever performance in China, authorities prohibited the group from performing the song due to its "suggestive lyrics". A live version appeared on Still Life After performing the song on a date European tour in springit was not until that The Miss You - The Rolling Stones - Lets Spend The Night Together (DVD) Stones next played "Let's Spend the Night Together" live in concert regularly. A one-off performance of the song was played at the Knebworth Festival in and at the two lone concerts of at the ElMocambo Club in Toronto.
It was performed on each show of the and tours before being again retired for 15 years where it was played occasionally during the Bridges To Babylon Tour in and The song was occasionally played at most shows and became a minor mainstay of their live performances during their two-year A Bigger Bang Tour.
The song was played a few times during the band's 14 On Fire tour and has most recently been revived as an occasional number during the No Filter Tour. It was a Dutch Top 40 hit, peaking at number 19 . Bowie's rendition featured pulsating synthesiser effects. The singer added his own words as part of the finale:. They said we were too young Our kind of love was no fun But our love comes from above Let's make Author Nicholas Pegg describes the recording as "faster and raunchier" than the Stones' performance with "a fresh, futuristic sheen",  while NME editors Roy Carr and Charles Shaar Murray considered Bowie to have performed "the unprecedented feat of beating the Stones on one of their own songs", remarking on the track's " polymorphous perversity" and "furious, coked-up drive".
In addition to its appearance on Aladdin SaneBowie's version of "Let's Spend the Night Together" was included on the following compilations:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Song by The Rolling Stones. Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries. The Rolling Stones. Hit Parader. Magna Publishing Group : 9— Retrieved 16 July The Comparison Book. Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool : p. Retrieved 30 May BBC News. Retrieved 19 January Retrieved 24 May Retrieved 17 June Ultratop GfK Entertainment Charts.
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