- Ruby Tuesday
Name = Ruby Tuesday
Caption = 7" single cover
The Rolling Stones
A-side = "
Let's Spend the Night Together"
from Album =
Between the Buttons(US version)
Released = 13 January 1967 (UK)
Recorded = 8 November - 3 December 1966
Genre = Pop
Length = 3:32
Label = Decca/ABKCO
Andrew Loog Oldham
Chart position =
* #1 (US)
* #2 (
United World Chart)
* #3 (UK)
Last single = "
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?"
This single = "Ruby Tuesday/
Let's Spend the Night Together"
Next single = "
We Love You/Dandelion"
Name = Ruby Tuesday
from Album = Flashpoint
Released = 24 May 1991
Format = 7" vinyl, cassette
Length = 3 min 34 s
Label = Rolling Stones/Virgin
The Glimmer Twins
Chart position =
* #14 (UK)
* #91 (US)
Last single = "Highwire"
This single = "Ruby Tuesday"
Next single = "
Love Is Strong"
"Ruby Tuesday" is a song recorded by
The Rolling Stonesin 1966, released in January 1967. The song was a number-one hit in the US and a number three in the UK.
Music and inspiration
Brian Jonesplays recorder, and the double bassis played by both bassist Bill Wyman(pressing the strings against the fingerboard) and Keith Richards(bowing the strings). The piano is played by Jack Nitzsche.cite web |last=McPherson |first=Ian |title=Track Talk: Ruby Tuesday |url=http://www.timeisonourside.com/SORuby.html |accessdate=2008-03-17 | ]
According to Keith Richards in a 1971 "
Rolling Stone" interview he wrote the song in a Los Angeles hotel room in early 1966 about a groupiehe knew;citation |last=Greenfield |first=Robert |title=The Rolling Stone Interview: Keith Richards |magazine=Rolling Stone |publisher=Rolling Stone |date=19 August 1971 |] he has also stated that it was about Linda Keith, his girlfriend in the mid-1960s. The song's lyrics concern an apparently free-spirited woman, with Jagger singing, "Who could hang a name on you?/When you change with every new day/Still I'm gonna miss you."
"That's a wonderful song,"
Mick Jaggertold Jann Wennerin 1995. "It's just a nice melody, really. And a lovely lyric. Neither of which I wrote, but I always enjoy singing it."cite web |last= Wenner |first=Jann S. |title=Jagger Remembers |date=14 December 1995 |url=http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/mick_jagger_remembers
Bill Wymanstates in "Rolling with the Stones" that the song was completely written by Keith Richards.page number However, Marianne Faithfullsays in her biography that the song was written by Brian Jones, and that Keith Richards only added minor parts.Fact|date=March 2008
Rolling Stone" magazine ranked the song #303 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song title was the source of the restaurant chain of the same name.
A concert rendition from the Rolling Stones'
Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tourwas released on the band's 1991 concert album "Flashpoint". All post-2002 ABKCOreissues of the studio version of "Ruby Tuesday" on CD are missing a vocal overdub in the chorus.
* American singer-songwriter
Melanie Safkacovered the song for her 1970 album " Candles in the Rain". Her version was a UK Top Ten hit that same year.
* Scottish rock band Nazareth included a cover of the song on their 1984 album "The Catch".
Don Williamscovered the song with his American folk musicgroup the Pozo Seco Singersin 1985.
"Weird Al" Yankoviccovered this and 11 other Rolling Stones songs in his polka medley, The Hot Rocks Polka.
Julian Lennon's rendition of the song was featured on the 1989 compilation entitled "Music from the Award Winning Show: The Wonder Years", a soundtrack for " The Wonder Years" TV series.
Jad Fairand Daniel Johnstoncover it on the 1989 album "It's Spooky".
Rod Stewartrecorded a cover of the song, which was later included on his 1993 compilation album "Lead Vocalist".
* Italian dance artist
DJ Mikoreleased a eurodancecover of the song in 1994.
Emiliana Torrini's 1996 cover (which was included on the Rolling Stones tribute compilation "Stone Free") is similar to Melanie Safka's, a major influence of Torrini's.
* The Swiss
hard rockband Gotthard released it on the 2002 compilation album "One Life, One Soul".
* A cover by
Franco Battiatowas included on the soundtrack of the 2006 film " Children of Men".
* A snippet of the song is often sung by
Bonoalong with " Sympathy for the Devil" during performances of "Bad" at U2concerts, most notably performed at Live Aidin London. Another example of this is in the U2 documentary/concert footage film " Rattle and Hum" from 1988.
* German singer
Nenaoften sings the song in concert. While available on her live DVD, to date it has never been officially released or re-recorded in the studio.
* Scottish singer
Dick Gaughancovered the song on his 1996 album Sail On.
* Ohio-based band
Over the Rhinehas covered the song in concerts. A version was included on their live " Amateur Shortwave Radio" album in 1999.
* A live performance of the song by the East German rock band Silly is available on one of their concert DVDs. A live acoustic version is on a CD they released with the German singer
Gerhard Gundermannon the 1999 album "Silly & Gundermann & Seilschaft Unplugged".
* The song is a favorite of Irish pop band
The Corrs. They performed it with Ronnie Woodfor their 2002 "VH1 Live in Dublin" album, and also included it on their 2006 album "".
Declan Galbraith, British singer, covered the song for his 2007 album " You and Me".
In popular culture
* A snippet from this song plays a vital part in the 1997
Booker Prize-winning novel " The God of Small Things".
* The song is featured in the 2001 film "
The Royal Tenenbaums" in a scene with Luke Wilsonand Gwyneth Paltrow. The scene also features the Rolling Stones song "She Smiled Sweetly".
* The song appears in the 2006 film "
Children of Men".
* Ruby Tuesday is the title of an animated movie musical in the works that will be based on the music of the Rolling Stones.
* [http://www.rollingstones.com/discog/index.php?v=so&a=1&id=74 Complete official lyrics]
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