Mother's Little Helper

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"Mother's Little Helper"
Single by the Rolling Stones
from the album Aftermath (UK edition)
B-side"Lady Jane"
  • 2 July 1966 (1966-07-02)
RecordedEarly December 1965
StudioRCA, Hollywood
Producer(s)Andrew Loog Oldham
The Rolling Stones US singles chronology
"Paint It Black"
"Mother's Little Helper"
"Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?"
Official lyric video
"Mother's Little Helper" at YouTube

"Mother's Little Helper" is a song by the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones is an English rock band. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote the song. It is a folk rock song. The song is about Valium and other sedatives. It was recorded in December 1965. The song was the first track on the United Kingdom version of Aftermath (1966). It was not on the United States version of the album. It was released as a single in the US on 2 July 1966. The song was on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks.[5]

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  1. Luhrssen & Larson 2017, p. 305; Margotin & Guesdon 2016, p. 142; Davis 2001, p. 150.
  2. Unterbeger, Richie. "The Rolling Stones – Mother's Little Helper". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 31 March 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  3. Covach 2019, p. 12.
  4. Malvinni 2016, pp. 46, 49.
  5. Anon. (9 July 1966). "Mother's Little Helper" (PDF). Billboard. p. 29.

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