Tattoo You - Artwork
Released August 1981UK No.2 Charted 29 weeks US No.1 (9 weeks) Charted 58 weeks

Topping the US charts for nine weeks, Tattoo You was number one for longer than any other Stones album.

The lead single “Start Me Up” fueled its success, on both sides of the Atlantic; it made number two in the USA and number seven in Britain. The two US follow-up singles, “Waiting On A Friend” and “Hang Fire” both made the Top Twenty. Like Emotional Rescue it was recorded in the Bahamas, Paris and New York City. Tattoo You had a massive US tour to support its release.

An interesting touch about the album’s release on vinyl is that it features an “up” side of rockers such as “Start Me Up” and “Little T&A” and a “slow” side of ballads and softer numbers such as “Heaven” and “Tops” so the listener can choose the side according to their mood.


1 Start Me Up
2 Hang Fire
3 Slave
4 Little T&A
5 Black Limousine
6 Neighbours
7 Worried About You
8 Tops
9 Heaven
10 No Use In Crying
11 Waiting On a Friend

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UK No.2 Charted 29 weeks US No.1 (9 weeks) Charted 58 weeks


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