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, 2014-18
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
And now I need
you, need you more than ever,
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
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.
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.
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.