Paint It Black (TWTYTW 1966)

“Paint It Black” is a song recorded in 1966 by the English rock band the Rolling Stones. A product of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ songwriting partnership, it is an uptempo song with Indian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European influences and features lyrics about grief and loss. London Records released the song as a single on 7 May 1966 in the United States; Decca Records released it on 13 May […]

A Summer Song (TWTYTW 1964)

“A Summer Song” is a 1964 song by the English pop music duo Chad & Jeremy. The song was written by duo partner Chad Stuart with Clive Metcalfe and Keith Noble.  Like the duo’s breakthrough selection, “Yesterday’s Gone,” “A Summer Song” is a reminiscence of a summer romance. However, “A Summer Song” eschews the Merseybeat sound of […]

The Times They Are A Changin’ (TWTYTW 1965)

“The Times They Are a-Changin’” is a song written by Bob Dylan and released as the title track of his 1964 album of the same name. Dylan wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the time, influenced by Irish and Scottish ballads. Released as a 45-rpm single in Britain in 1965, it reached number 9 […]