You work hard, you ace that project, you earn plaudits and promotions. What’s next? A huge success comes with its own pressure of living up to those standards, of meeting those high expectations. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Jagger’s advice is to forget about the success and just do the next job:
RS: Did you think “Satisfaction” would become the number one pop song of this era as it has?
Jagger: No, not at all.
RS: Did you think about the problem of writing a song to follow it?
Jagger: No, I didn’t give a fuck. We knew it wouldn’t be as good but so what.