The Last Time

The Last Time by The Rolling Stones was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, March 18, 1965 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was inspired by a 1955 gospel song called "This May Be The Last Time" by The Staple Singers. The Stones changed the meaning of the song, making it into a stern message to a girl. The Staples version had a more uplifting message and was much more spiritual. Many gospel fans felt The Stones ripped it off, since The Staple Singers never got any royalties from it. Since it is a traditional song (meaning no one owns the rights to it), many artists have recorded it, but The Stones were a very high-profile band that had success reworking songs by black artists into hits. Many people believe The Stones should have compensated The Staple Singers because it was based on their version of the song.

The Last Time FAQs

Who sang The Last Time?

The Last Time was performed by The Rolling Stones

What year did The Last Time get to the UK number 1 spot?

The Last Time first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, March 18, 1965

How long was The Last Time at number 1 in the UK?

The Last Time spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.