I'm Free (The Rolling Stones song)

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"I'm Free"
Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album Out of Our Heads (UK)
A-side "Get off of My Cloud" (USA)
Released 24 September 1965
Recorded 6 September 1965
Studio RCA, Hollywood, California
Genre Rock
Length 2:24
Label London (45-LON 9792)
Songwriter(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Andrew Loog Oldham

"I'm Free" is a song by the Rolling Stones written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, first released as the final track on the UK Out of Our Heads album on 24 September 1965. It was also released at the same time as a single in the US and later included on the American December's Children (And Everybody's) album.

The Rolling Stones recorded a re-worked acoustic version for their 1995 album Stripped, and performed a live version in the 2008 film Shine a Light, which was included on the accompanying live album.

The original vinyl bootleg Live'r Than You'll Ever Be included a live version recorded in Oakland, California, in November 1969.

The song uses a line from The Beatles' 1964 song "Eight Days a Week": "Hold me, love me, hold me, love me."

Cover versions[edit]

"I'm Free"
Single by The Soup Dragons featuring Junior Reed
from the album Lovegod
Released 1990
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock, house, electronica
Length 3:58
Label Big Life
Songwriter(s) Jagger/Richards
The Soup Dragons featuring Junior Reed singles chronology
"Mother Universe"
(1990)
"I'm Free"
(1990)
"Electric Blues"
(1991)
"Mother Universe"
(1990)
"Ready to Go"
(1990)
"Electric Blues"
(1991)

The song has been covered by several artists, including Chris Farlowe on his album The Art of Chris Farlowe (1966); Wilmer and the Dukes, who made it a regional hit in upper New York state in 1969; and by the Scottish alternative rock/dance band The Soup Dragons featuring Junior Reid, whose version reached No.5 in the UK Singles Chart and No.79 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. The Soup Dragons version featured in the film The World's End.

In 2007 a remixed version of the original recording was used in a television commercial for the Chase Freedom credit card and in 2008 it was used in a UK commercial for a Renault SUV.

In 2016 Pitbull sampled The Soup Dragons 1990 version for his new single "Freedom."

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