Sittin' on a Fence

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"Sittin' on a Fence"
Single by Twice as Much
B-side "Baby I Want You"
Released May 1966
Format 7"
Genre Pop, Folk
Label Immediate IM 033
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards[1]
Producer(s) Andrew Loog Oldham
Twice as Much singles chronology
n.a. "Sittin' on a Fence "
"Step Out Of Line"

"Sittin' on a Fence" is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the British rock and roll band The Rolling Stones. The song was given to the singing duo Twice as Much, who released it as their debut single in May 1966. This version became a Top 40 hit on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and also received some attention in the United States, where it charted on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

The Rolling Stones' version was recorded in December 1965 during the Aftermath sessions, and released first in the United States on the 1967 album Flowers.[1] It was released in Great Britain in 1969 on the greatest hits album Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2). The Rolling Stones did not release this song as a single. Towards the end of the acoustically driven song, a harpsichord, played by Brian Jones, can be heard.

Rolling Stones version[edit]

It’s also on the 1972 compilation More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies), but as with so much Stones material from 1967, the band has never performed “Sittin' on a Fence” live.[3]


  1. ^ a b Mick Jagger & Brian Jones interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1969)
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 570. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Rocks Off Setlists". Retrieved 2016-09-29. 

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