Number 1 With A Bullet: The Rolling Stones’ “Angie”

From their thirteenth US release, Goat’s Head Soup, the Rolling Stones scored their seventh #1 hit with “Angie.”

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“I used to write all the words in that period,” said Mick Jagger is quoted as saying in Mick Jagger In His Own Words. “‘Angie’ is a kind of throwback to the ‘Back Street Girl’ and ‘Lady Jane’ ballads which we used to do.”

Adding the string arrangements of Nicky Harrison and the piano playing of Nicky Hopkins, “Angie” logged in at #75 for it’s first week on the pop chart in September ’73. It took just six weeks for the song to make it to the top, where it began a two week residency on October 20, 1973.

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