I Wanna Be Your Man

I Wanna Be Your Man

Infobox Single
Name = I Wanna Be Your Man

Cover size =
Caption =
Artist = The Rolling Stones
from Album =
A-side =
B-side = "Stoned" (Nanker Phelge)
Released = 1 November 1963
Format = 7" single
Recorded = 7 October 1963
Genre = Beat
Length =
Label = Decca Records F.11764
Writer = John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Producer = Andrew Loog Oldham
Certification =
Chart position = UK: #12, 16 weeks
Last single = "Come On"
This single = "I Wanna Be Your Man"
Next single = "Not Fade Away"
Misc =
Song infobox
Name = I Wanna Be Your Man
Artist = The Beatles
Album = With the Beatles
Released = 22 November 1963
track_no = 11
Genre = Rock
Length = 1:58
Writer = Lennon/McCartney
Label = Parlophone
Producer = George Martin
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = With the Beatles
Type = studio
Tracks = ;Side one
# "It Won't Be Long"
# "All I've Got to Do"
# "All My Loving"
# "Don't Bother Me"
# "Little Child"
# "Till There Was You"
# "Please Mister Postman";Side two
# "Roll Over Beethoven"
# "Hold Me Tight"
# "You Really Got a Hold on Me"
# "I Wanna Be Your Man"
# "Devil in Her Heart"
# "Not a Second Time"
# "Money (That's What I Want)"

"I Wanna Be Your Man" is a rock song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and recorded separately by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones' version was released earlier.

The Beatles' version was sung by Ringo Starr and appeared on the album "With the Beatles". It was driven by a heavily tremoloed, open E chord on a guitar played through a Vox AC30 amplifier with the "tremolo" setting turned up.

The Rolling Stones' version, an early hit single for them, was very "bluesy" and featured Brian Jones' distinctive slide guitar and Bill Wyman's driving bass playing. It also is one of the few Stones songs to feature backing vocals by Jones. In the USA the song was released later as B-side to "Not Fade Away" on 6 March 1964.

According to various accounts, either the Rolling Stones' manager/producer Andrew Loog Oldham or the Rolling Stones themselves ran into Lennon and McCartney on the street as the two were returning from an awards luncheon. Listening to the Rolling Stones' camp plea for a single, the pair travelled back to rehearsal and finished off the song—whose verse they had already been working on—in the corner of the room while the impressed Rolling Stones watched. Lennon later commented, "That shows how much importance we put on it. We weren't going to give them anything "great", right?" [Paul McCartney, "Many Years From Now", p. 154, quoting an interview in "Hit Parader"]

Credits for The Beatles' version

*John Lennon – rhythm guitar, harmony vocal
*Paul McCartney – bass, harmony vocal
*George Harrison – lead guitar
*Ringo Starr – drums, maracas, lead vocal
*George Martin – Hammond organ

Credits for The Rolling Stones' version

The Rolling Stones' rendition did not appear on a regular album. (Except the "Around and Around" compilation album in 1964). It first appeared as a single. In 1989 it was issued on "."
*Mick Jagger – lead vocals
*Brian Jones – slide guitar, backing vocals
*Keith Richards – rhythm guitar
*Bill Wyman – bass
*Charlie Watts – drums


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