What does satisfaction mean to you? For many musicians, it’s about sexual gratification, while others sing satisfaction as a form of self-acceptance.
There are so many songs about satisfaction, and picking just ten songs for this list was tricky.
So without further ado, here is my list of the best songs about satisfaction!
1. (I Can’t Get No) Rolling Stones Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones released their classic song “Satisfaction” in 1965 on the album out of our heads. A story of sexual frustration and the battle to find a girl while on tour, the song has one of music’s most recognizable melodies.
The Rolling Stones were once hailed as the world’s greatest rockstars, and their music is still popular today. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is number one on my list. Listen to it today and experience the sound of the Rolling Stones at their best.
2. Satisfaction by Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin wows with her cover of the iconic song Satisfaction, originally released by the Rolling Stones in 1965. Recorded for the album Aretha arrivesFranklin’s version of this classic was released in 1967.
Aretha makes this song her own singing the battles to find someone to have a relationship with on tour. Listen to this version of the original when you add it to your satisfaction song list. Aretha is not the queen of soul for nothing; she adds a unique touch to almost every song she covers.
3. I Can’t Get Me No Satisfaction by Devo
Devo put his own spin on a classic song about satisfaction with the release of “I Can’t Get Me No Satisfaction” in 1978. The song is featured on the band’s album. Q: Aren’t we men? A: We are Devo!and saw the band’s introduction to the music scene.
With a bit of a ’60s psychedelic sound, the song is a must-have for fans of the Rolling Stones original. Give this one a listen today!
4. Satisfaction by John Legend
John Legend battles his urge to belong in his 2008 song “Satisfaction.” From the album Evolve, the song has Legend wondering why he’s not good enough for his lover. You can hear the emotion in this song which, paired with a groovy beat, is perfect for those lazy days.
“Satisfaction” comes in at number four on my list. Be sure to add it to yours and fall in love with John Legend’s voice. If you don’t already, you’ll call yourself a Legend fan once you hear this song.
5. I feel satisfied with Boston
70s band Boston are known for their energetic and electric music. their song “Feelin’ Satisfied” is a perfect example. Released in 1978 on the album Do not look backthe song is about appreciating rock and roll music as it should be.
Rock with Boston when you play “Feelin’ Satisfied” at high volume. It’s the perfect addition to my playlist and should be on yours too. Crank up the volume on this 70s track and enjoy rock music the way it should be.
6. Satisfaction by SiR
SiR brings us a brand new hit with the release of his song “Satisfaction,” a song about feeling like you want what you can’t have. The song has a funky beat that’s perfect for your 2022 playlist.
“Satisfaction” was released this year on the album Satisfaction and has that new-age sound that more modern people will love. Listen to it and fall in love with SiR. Don’t forget to add it to your playlist. I have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from Sir’s name from now on, so watch this space!
7. Satisfied with Chris Tomlin
You never have to question the love of the Lord, as Chris Tomlin sings in his song “Satisfied.” Removed from album Holy Roar“Satisfied” was released in 2018 along with other Christian hits that speak of God’s love.
We all need reassurance of our worth and faith from time to time, and “Satisfied” is a song that will reassure you that you are enough. Praise the Lord and add this beautiful song to your music library. It’s not often that a Christian song makes it to my list, but this beauty definitely deserves a spot.
8. Satisfaction guaranteed by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes
Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes set the Soul Train scene on fire with their song “Satisfaction Guaranteed”. A song about satisfying your lover, “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, was released in 1973 on the black and blue album.
Give one of Motown’s legends a shot by listening to “Satisfaction Guaranteed” to lift your spirits. This perfect song to get going features the powerful vocals of one of Motown’s biggest names paired with iconic band The Blue Notes. Dance the night away when you add “Satisfaction Guaranteed” to your Motown playlist.
9. Satisfaction by Eve
Rapper Eve wows with her 2002 release of the song “Satisfaction.” A fresh take on some of the other great songs on this list, “Satisfaction” was recorded for the rapper’s album Eve Solution.
“Satisfaction” is a song about self-acceptance and knowing that you are worth it. Eve tells it exactly like in this tongue-in-cheek song about self-praise. Eve doesn’t hold back when she sings “Satisfaction,” and neither should you when you crank this song out loud.
10. Satisfaction by Benny Benassi
An entry from the infamous DJ Benny Benassi brings me to the end of my list of top satisfaction songs.
With raunchy lyrics that hint at a sex act, the song (and more so the video) was huge on the club scene around the world and had the girls swaying their hips to the beat. While the video left me confused as to why power tools were considered sexy, we all loved it nonetheless.
“Satisfaction” was released in 2003 on the album Hypnosis. Travel back in time and get a good listen to this now iconic club anthem when you add it to your party playlist for a guaranteed good time. Who knows, it might inspire some dance moves you thought were cool back in 2003.