Some Girls (The Rolling Stones Song)
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Some Girls the Rolling Stones Song

"Some Girls" is the title track of English rock and roll band the Rolling Stone's 1978 album Some Girls. It marked the third time a song on one of the band's albums also served as the album's title.

Like "Under My Thumb", "Brown Sugar", and "Star Star", the lyrics to "Some Girls" created controversy because of the way it depicted women. The line "black girls just want to get fucked all night" enraged civil rights activists. In its review of the album, Rolling Stone writer Paul Nelson called it "...a sexist and racist horror..." but added "...it's also terrifically funny and strangely desperate in a manner that gets under your skin and makes you care."[1]

Civil right leader Jesse Jackson met with Ahmet Ertegun, chair of the board of Atlantic Records (the record's distributor). The record company refused to edit the song for future releases and the band issued a statement saying the lyrics actually mocked stereotypical feelings towards women.[2][3] When the Stones performed the song in Martin Scorsese's 2008 movie Shine a Light, however, the line was not included.[4]

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References

  1. ^ Nelson, Paul. "The Rolling Stones: Some Girls". Roling Stone (9 June 1978). Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Peck, Abe (16 November 1976). "Rolling Stones in Hot Water Over Song Lyrics". Roling Stone. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Humorously, Saturday Night Live cast member Garrett Morris commented on the controversy with a mock-editorial on the show's Weekend Update segment: After giving the impression that he was going to openly criticize the Stones, he quoted a sanitized version of the "Black girls just..." line, then stated "I have one thing to say to you, Mr. Mick Jagger... where are these women?!?"
  4. ^ Mauer, Mark (2 April 2008). "Rolling Stones, Scorsese and Black Girls". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2018.

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