Streets of Love

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"Streets of Love"
Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album A Bigger Bang
B-side "Rough Justice"
Released 22 August 2005
Format 7", CD
Recorded 2004-05
Genre Rock
Length 5:10
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Don Was, The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Sympathy for the Devil" (Remix)
(2003)
"Streets of Love"/"Rough Justice"
(2005)
"Rain Fall Down"
(2005)

"Streets of Love" was released as a double A-side single with "Rough Justice" from The Rolling Stones' 2005 album A Bigger Bang. It was released on 22 August 2005.

"Streets of Love", a power ballad with a spare, guitar-based arrangement and falsetto chorus, received the main marketing push, though it failed to become a major hit in the US. By contrast, it went to #1 in Spain, the Top 10 in Argentina, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, and Canada, and the Top 20 in Norway, Germany, Greece, Italy.

It was also a Top 20 hit in the UK, reaching #15 in the UK Singles Chart, some 42 years after their first UK hit "Come On".

"Streets of Love" is one of the few Rolling Stones songs licensed for use in advertising (See "Start Me Up"). It is heard in a television commercial for mobile telephony provider Vodafone Italy, in which the company's spokes-model Megan Gale also appears. The video for this song was shot at Zaphod Beeblebrox, a nightclub in Ottawa, Canada and Canadian actor Tan Arcade was cast and featured in the video. It was debuted live on July 11, 2006 in San Siro, Milan, Italy.

It was also promoted heavily and heard in several episodes of Days of our Lives.

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" VS1905, CD VSCDT1905
  1. "Streets of Love" - 5:10
  2. "Rough Justice" - 3:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead Vocals and Electric Guitar: Mick Jagger
  • Electric and Acoustic Guitars: Keith Richards
  • Electric Lead Guitar: Ron Wood
  • Drums: Charlie Watts
  • Bass: Darryl Jones
  • Pianos & Organs: Chuck Leavell & Matt Clifford (also Strings)