Out of Our Heads Songs Ranked

Out of Our Heads is a studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in two editions with different covers and track listings. In the US, London Records released it on 30 July 1965, while Decca Records released its UK edition on 24 September 1965. Overall, it is the band’s third British and fourth American studio album. Besides the key band members of singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Brian Jones and Keith Richards, bassist Bill Wyman, and drummer Charlie Watts, the album also contains musical contributions from former Rolling Stones member Ian Stewart. It was produced by the group’s manager Andrew Loog Oldham. Here are all of Out of Our Heads songs ranked.

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11. One More Try

“‘One More Try’, recorded specially for the American release, sounds like a very hurried demo that could have been written and recorded in five minutes sharp – and well fit for inclusion onto an album as raw and inexperienced as, for instance, the Kinks’ debut; even the lyrics, unusually optimistic and sickly banal for the Stones’ usual level (‘things’ll get better if you really try, so don’t you panick, don’t you panick, give it one more try’ – indeed!), drag this thing down. Fortunately, it’s less than two minutes long.”

10. The Spider and the Fly

“To me, the Rolling Stones inhabit two planets: the rock ‘n’ rock world and the blues world. They are a hybrid band. To me, at least, this is an excellent Rolling Stones blues album. Not sure why, but I love the song about hitchhiking (something I have never done).”

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9. Good Times

“The Stones walked a fence on this one. While sticking to the formula of doing covers of great R&B songs at the first of the album, they at last realized that they could write songs on their own that could compete with the best of the Beatles’ songs. “

8. The Last Time

“One of the best rock and roll singles of the 60s. This was the first song that really established them as a band not to be fucked with. And the B-side is even better! You can debate the merits of their first few albums, but from this point onward they could do no wrong. Until about 1974. They should have packed it in after that.”

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7. That’s How Strong My Love Is

“The soulfulness and vocal harmony of the Hollies cover of Otis Reddings’ “That’s How Strong My Love Is” leaves the Stones dusting themselves off.”

6. Cry to Me

“Closer to home, the Pretty Things’ cover of Solomon Burke’s “Cry to Me” (delivered to market a full month before the Stones’) is head and shoulders above Jagger’s lethargic vocal and Richards’ misplaced blues noodlings”

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5. Play With Fire

Play With Fire only features Jagger and Richards from the Stones, but they’re backed up by Phil Spector on bass and Jack Nitzche on harpsichord. It’s dark and bitter tune about a rich and spoiled lover in what seems to be a fairly broken family, almost like 19th Nervous Breakdown‘s downtempo cousin. Jagger sounds gritty and menacing as he softly warns the girl, really giving the song a great atmosphere. The instrumental is unsettling and sparse, driven by Nitzche’s harpsichord and Richards’ wonderful guitar work. An exemplary release.”

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4. Hitch Hike

“The Stones got on the ball with this one. This is the first classic Stones album. Here they proved they weren’t just a blues band. This one has variety. Mick Jagger is the center of course, screaming and moaning like only he can”

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3. Mercy, Mercy

“Perhaps spurred by the phenomenal success of Satisfaction, the Stones sound confident on almost every track of this album starting with the cover version of Mercy Mercy. When I first heard this years ago on the old mono vinyl the Stones sounded like a punk band — Jagger’s aggressive vocals and above all the fuzz-guitars which are mixed to the forefront and leap out of the speakers.”

2. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man

“Blues and humor, blues and humor. He’s real sharp folks. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion man is a funny and fun little tune that gives us just a hint of what a great lyricist Jagger would become.”

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1. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

“There’s been more than enough written about “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” over the years; so much in fact, that I’m not sure I can add much to the conversation. A global smash hit that better defined the rock & roll attitude of the mid-sixties than any other track, “Satisfaction” is beyond iconic; and arguably the definitive song in The Rolling Stones’ catalog.”