What Mick Jagger Thought of Britney Spears’ Rolling Stones Cover

by Jeremy Spirogis
What Mick Jagger Thought of Britney Spears’ Rolling Stones Cover

Early in her profession, Britney Spears launched a canopy of the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” To some, it was rock ‘n’ roll blasphemy. To others, it was an ideal encapsulation of the place Spears’ profession was on the time.

“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” has been lined by so many artists however Spears’ model nonetheless manages to face out. How many different Stones covers have a dance-pop beat? More importantly, what did Mick Jagger consider this extremely unorthodox cowl?

Britney Spears with Mick Jagger | KMazur/WireImage

What makes Britney Spears’ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ totally different from the Rolling Stones’

Spears’ cowl stays true to the unique in that it captures an genuine feeling of discontent. Spears definitely had purpose to be dissatisfied on the time it was launched, as she was coping with intense media scrutiny over her new, extra grownup picture. However, her model of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” deviates from the unique in each different means.

The style is totally different. Spears’ singing is far much less intense than Jagger’s. More than that, it adjustments the tune’s lyrics. According to Rolling Stone, the tune adjustments the road “how white my shirts could be” to “how tight my skirt should be.” To many Rolling Stones followers, that change was extremely cheesy.

What Mick Jagger thought when he heard the quilt

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“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by Britney Spears

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Jagger felt otherwise. He heard the quilt accidentally. Afterward, he wished to work with its producer, Rodney “Darkchild” Jenkins.

Jenkin’s publicist, Courtney Barnes, informed MTV News “Mick’s daughter purchased the Britney Spears record, and Mick apparently heard Spears’ version of his song ‘Satisfaction’ through the walls of her bedroom. So Mick asked who it was, and when he listened to it closely, he really liked Rodney’s production. So there’s been some talk about the two of them [Jagger and Jerkins] working together.”

The proposed collaboration by no means got here to fruition. What a missed alternative for 2 very totally different worlds to collide. Spears additionally missed a chance to shock everybody by making her Rolling Stones cowl a single. Interestingly, NME reported the choice was thought-about. The world must wait till Spears’ model of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” to see her launch a basic rock cowl to radio.

The excessive reward Mick Jagger had for the quilt years later

Mick Jagger | Adger Cowans/Getty Images

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Years later, the quilt left an impression on Jagger.  Jagger was requested what his favourite Stones covers had been. He named Spears’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” alongside covers of the identical songs by soul legends Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin. 

In a 2007 BBC interview posted to his web site, Jagger mentioned “I think Otis Redding’s ‘Satisfaction’ has got to be in there. Aretha Franklin did a quite good version of ‘Satisfaction’ as I recall as well. Erm, and then…after that I can’t remember. Britney Spears did a good version of ‘Satisfaction.’” That’s simply concerning the largest praise Spears might get!

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