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Myths and heroes

The idea of progress

Terminale L

You had to select a song of the 60s and explain the reasons for your choice.

This is Thomas's choice:

I can't get no satisfaction - The Rolling Stones


The reasons of my choice:

"I like the rhythm of the song’s melody. I also like its lyrics because there are against the consumer society in his time (the mid-sixties).  

Mick Jagger gives three examples of moments in his life when he gets no satisfaction at all.  These examples are quite true.  The first one is when he listens to the radio in his car, the second one is when he watches television commercials and the last one  is when he tours the world. People consume without being satisfied with their consumption. Buying things doesn’t make them happier.

I do not really often listen to songs from the 60s, but I had heard this one before as it is a very famous song and I really like it."


Mick Jagger is a musician, songwriter and British singer. He is the  co-founder in 1962 of the British rock band The Rolling Stones. He is the songwriter of the most original titles of the band.

Mick Jagger is one of the most famous rock singers because of the popularity and longevity of the Rolling Stones. He has been a true star since the mid-1960s, and is considered as the model of rock singers,  he is very often cited as a reference  among many musicians.

The Rollings Stones : are a British rock band , formed in 1962 by guitarist and original leader Brian Jones , pianist Ian Stewart , vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. The Rolling Stones began calling themselves the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" in the Sixties, and few argued with them — even then. More than 40 years later, the band's music continues to sound vital.

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I can't get no satisfaction - The Rolling Stones


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