Worried About You

"Worried About You" is a song featured on the 1981 Rolling Stones album Tattoo You.

"Worried About You"
Song by The Rolling Stones
from the album Tattoo You
Released24 August 1981
RecordedDecember 1974, January – February 1975
GenreSoul, blues rock, latin pop
LabelRolling Stones/Virgin
Producer(s)The Glimmer Twins
Tattoo You track listing
11 tracks
Side one
  1. "Start Me Up"
  2. "Hang Fire"
  3. "Slave"
  4. "Little T&A"
  5. "Black Limousine"
  6. "Neighbours"
Side two
  1. "Worried About You"
  2. "Tops"
  3. "Heaven"
  4. "No Use in Crying"
  5. "Waiting on a Friend"

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Worried About You" is slow ballad first produced for 1975's Black and Blue. This is most evident with the song's guitar solo contributed by Wayne Perkins, an early contender for the lead guitarist spot left open after the departure of Mick Taylor. Like some songs for Black and Blue, "Worried About You" was recorded in Rotterdam, Netherlands, using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Overdubs were performed in Montreux, Switzerland, as well as later in 1981 in New York City.

With Jagger on lead vocals (using a falsetto voice like the earlier released, later recorded "Emotional Rescue") with Richards providing prominent harmony vocals during the chorus, Perkins and Richards perform guitars. Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman perform drums and bass, respectively. Billy Preston, a heavy contributor to Stones albums during the 1970s, performs electric piano.

A simple performance music video was produced in support of the song. The song was billed as "Worried 'Bout You" in the video. It is notable for showing Ronnie Wood, the eventual choice for the Stones' lead guitarist, performing Perkins' solo (similar to the videos for "Waiting on a Friend" and "Hot Stuff", which were actually played by Mick Taylor and Harvey Mandel respectively). Also, Jagger is seen performing electric piano rather than Billy Preston (not featured in the video).

The song was first performed by the Stones during the two shows at the "El Mocambo Club" in Canada, March 4–5, 1977. It was also played throughout the 2002–03 Licks Tour, with one captured performance being released on the 2004 live album Live Licks. It would again be performed during the 2006 leg of the A Bigger Bang Tour and in 2013 during the 50 & Counting... Tour. During concerts, the keyboard parts are performed by Jagger and Chuck Leavell.

The song was featured in "Mars vs. Mars", an episode of the television series Veronica Mars.[1]


  1. ^ "The Music of Veronica Mars: Episode 1-14: "Mars vs. Mars"". Mars Investigations: The (In)Complete Guide to Veronica Mars. February 15, 2005. Retrieved January 5, 2015.

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