26 MAY 1966
This was easily the most memorable Stones song of 1966, and has remained a constant presence in pop culture through its use in numerous movies and games, including being played over the end credits in the movies 'Full Metal Jacket' and 'The Devil's Advocate', and over the opening titles of the TV series 'Tour of Duty'.
The original single cover had a misprint comma ('Paint It, Black') which caused a bit of racial controversy at the time, but this was corrected on subsequent releases.
B-side: 'Long, Long While' (UK), 'Stupid Girl' (US)
Released: 6 May 1966 (US), 13 May 1966 (UK)
Highest chart position: #1 (UK and US)
Recorded, 8 March 1966, RCA Studios, Hollywood
Length: 3:45 (mono single mix), 3:22 (stereo album mix)
Writers: Nanker Phelge
Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham