Dandelion (song)

Dandelion (song)
Single by The Rolling Stones
B-side "We Love You"
Released 18 August 1967 (UK)
2 September 1967 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded November - December 1966
Genre Psychedelic pop
Length 3:32
Label Decca F.12654 (UK)
London 45.905 (US)
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer Andrew Loog Oldham
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Let's Spend the Night Together/Ruby Tuesday"
"Dandelion /We Love You"
"In Another Land"

"Dandelion" is a song by the British rock 'n roll band The Rolling Stones, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and first released as a B-side to "We Love You" in August, 1967. A lighthearted song, it reached # 14 in the United States, and effectively became the A-side there (as the edgier "We Love You" disappointed at # 50 on US charts). This is reflected in "Dandelion" appearing on both the US and United Kingdom versions of Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) in 1969, while "We Love You" appeared only on the UK version.

The first demo version of the song was titled Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Blue and had different lyrics. It was sung and played by Keith Richards.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney are rumoured to have contributed the falsetto backing vocals for this song. (Lennon and McCartney are also credited with the backing vocals on "We Love You".) It has been included on several compilations, including Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2), More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies), Singles Collection: The London Years, and Rolled Gold+: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones


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