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The Rolling Stones
UK edition
Studio album by
Released17 April 1964 (1964-04-17)
Recorded3 January – 25 February 1964
StudioRegent Sound, London
Label Decca
The Rolling Stones UK chronology
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
Five by Five
The Rolling Stones US chronology
England's Newest Hit Makers
12 X 5
Side one
1."Route 66" Bobby Troup 2:20
2."I Just Want to Make Love to You" Willie Dixon 2:17
3."Honest I Do" Jimmy Reed 2:09
4."Mona (I Need You Baby)" Ellas McDaniel 3:33
5."Now I've Got a Witness (Like Uncle Phil and Uncle Gene)" Nanker Phelge 2:29
6."Little by Little"Nanker Phelge, Phil Spector 2:39
Total length:15:27

US edition

Side one
1."Not Fade Away" Buddy Holly, Norman Petty 1:48
2."Route 66"Bobby Troup2:20
3."I Just Want to Make Love to You"Willie Dixon2:17
4."Honest I Do"Jimmy Reed2:09
5."Now I've Got a Witness"Nanker Phelge2:29
6."Little by Little"Nanker Phelge, Phil Spector2:39
Total length:13:42
Side two
1."I'm a King Bee"James Moore2:35
2."Carol"Chuck Berry2:33
3."Tell Me (You're Coming Back)"Jagger-Richards4:05
4."Can I Get a Witness"Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland2:55
5."You Can Make It If You Try"Ted Jarrett2:01
6."Walking the Dog"Rufus Thomas3:10
Total length:17:19


According to authors Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon, [18] except where noted:

The Rolling Stones

Additional musicians

Production and additional personnel


Chart (1964-1965)Peak
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report) [20] 1
Finland (The Official Finnish Charts) [21] 2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [22] 2
UK Albums (OCC) [23] 1
US Billboard 200 [24] 11
Chart (2024)Peak
Croatian International Albums (HDU) [25] 23
Greek Albums (IFPI) [26] 64


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada) [27] Platinum100,000^
United States (RIAA) [28] Gold500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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