Let's Spend the Night Together

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: August & November 1966
Recording locations: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA; Olympic Studios & Pye Studios, London, England
Producer: Andrew Oldham         Engineers: Dave Hassinger & Glyn Johns
Performed onstage: 1967, 1976-77, 1981-82, 1997-98, 2006-07, 2014-17

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Brian Jones
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Pianos: Keith Richards and/or Jack Nitzsche
Organ: Brian Jones
 

My, my, my, my

Don't you worry about what's on your mind, oh my

I'm in no hurry, I can take my time, oh my

I'm going red and my tongue's getting tied  (tongue's getting tied)  
I'm off my head and my mouth's getting dry
I'm high but I try, try, try, oh my

Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together now

My, my, my, oh my, my

I feel so strong that I can't disguise, oh my  (let's spend the night together)
But I just can't apologize, oh no

Don't hang me up and let me down  (don't let me down)
We could have fun just grooving around
And round and round and oh my, my

Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together

Let's spend the night together

Now I need you more than ever
 

You know I'm smiling, baby
You need some guiding, baby
I'm just deciding, baby
Now, I need you more than ever

Let's spend the night together
Let's spend the night together now

Oh my, my, my, my, my, my, my

This doesn't happen to me every day, oh my  (let's spend the night together)
No excuses offered anyway, oh my

I'll satisfy your every need  (your every need)
And now I know you will satisfy me

Oh my, my, my, my, my, my

Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together now

Oh my, my, my, my, my, my, my  (let's spend the night together)

And now I need you, need you more than ever, oh my  (let's spend the night together)
I'll satisfy your every need, oh my my
And now I know, I know you'll satisfy me, oh my my
I beg you, baby, oh my, my, my, my, my, my
Come on now, oh baby, my, my, my, my

   

TrackTalk

Yeah, I played piano on Let's Spend the Night Together, and then I overdubbed the guitar. To me that song was a progression from Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?. It was like Have You Seen Your Mother was a step toward Let's Spend the Night Together, because the chords and the structure of the song are very similar. And the fact that I'd wrote them both on piano, one was almost the same as the other.

- Keith Richards, 1982


I always say Let's spend the night together to any young lady I'm taking out. If people have warped, twisted, dirty minds, I suppose it could have sexual overtones. Actually the song isn't very rude. When you hear it you'll realise this. There are a few slightly rude bits, but I've covered them up.

- Mick Jagger, 1967


I think that it's very important to be able to dance to our singles and Let's Spend the Night Together is the best dance number.

- Mick Jagger, 1967

 
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