December's Children (And Everybody's)

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December's Children (And Everybody's)
Studio album by The Rolling Stones
Released 4 December 1965 (United States)
Recorded 5–6 September 1965, except "You Better Move On": 8 August 1963, "Look What You've Done": 11 June 1964, "Route 66" and "I'm Moving On": 5–7 March 1965, "As Tears Go By": 26 October 1965
Genre Rock and roll
Length 29:04
Language English
Label London
Producer Andrew Loog Oldham
The Rolling Stones American chronology
Out of Our Heads
(1965)Out of Our Heads1965
December's Children (And Everybody's)
Singles from December's Children
(And Everybody's)
  1. "Get Off of My Cloud" / "I'm Free"
    Released: 25 September 1965
  2. "As Tears Go By" / "Gotta Get Away"
    Released: 18 December 1965
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[2]

December's Children (And Everybody's) is the fifth American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in late 1965. Drawn largely from two days of sessions recorded in September to finish the British edition of Out of Our Heads and to record their new single—"Get Off of My Cloud"—December's Children (And Everybody's) also included tracks recorded as early as 1963.

Half of the songs appearing on the album were written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; they penned album cuts such as "I'm Free" and "The Singer Not the Song" as well as such major hits as "As Tears Go By" and "Get off of My Cloud".

December's Children (And Everybody's) reached No. 4 in the US and went gold.[3] Bassist Bill Wyman quotes Jagger in 1968 calling the record "[not] an album, it's just a collection of songs." Accordingly, it is only briefly detailed in Wyman's otherwise exhaustive book Rolling with the Stones.

In August 2002 December's Children (And Everybody's) was reissued in a new remastered CD and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records with "Look What You've Done" again being the album's only cut issued in true stereo.

The title of the album came from the band's manager, Andrew Loog Oldham (who facetiously credits it to "Lou Folk-Rock Adler" in his liner notes on the back cover). According to Jagger, it was Oldham's idea of hip, Beat poetry.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, unless otherwise noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "She Said Yeah" (from UK version of "Out of Our Heads") Sonny Bono, Roddy Jackson 1:34
2. "Talkin' About You" (from UK version of "Out of Our Heads") Chuck Berry 2:32
3. "You Better Move On" (from UK release "The Rolling Stones EP") Arthur Alexander 2:41
4. "Look What You've Done" McKinley Morganfield 2:16
5. "The Singer Not the Song" (UK b-side of "Get Off of My Cloud")   2:22
6. "Route 66" (from UK release "Got Live If You Want It! EP" (Live)) Bobby Troup 2:39
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Get Off of My Cloud" (single)   2:54
8. "I'm Free" (from UK version of "Out of Our Heads")   2:23
9. "As Tears Go By" (UK b-side of "19th Nervous Breakdown") Jagger, Richards, Andrew Loog Oldham 2:45
10. "Gotta Get Away" (from UK version of "Out of Our Heads")   2:06
11. "Blue Turns to Grey"   2:30
12. "I'm Moving On" (from UK release "Got Live If You Want It! EP") (Live) Hank Snow 2:13


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Additional personnel

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1966 Billboard 200[5] 4
Year Single Chart Position
1965 "Get Off of My Cloud" Billboard Hot 100[5] 1
1966 "As Tears Go By" Billboard Hot 100[5] 6


Country Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
United States RIAA Gold