The Rolling Stones Hits No. 1 on iTunes with “Living in a Ghost Town”

Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones in concert, 2017. Photo by Philippe Perusseau/REX/Shutterstock (9159691a)

After going viral with their amazing performance in the recent “One World: Together at Home” live concert, the Rolling Stones prepared another amazing surprise for their fans – a new single, “Living in a Ghost Town”, which became their first song to hit no. 1 on iTunes.

The music video for this harrowing track consists of footage showing empty city streets around the world, and its lyrics perfectly capture what we’re all going through right now.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote the song alongside each other last year, and the original version took only ten minutes to complete. They eventually made some adjustments to the track and decided to drop it right now because they felt it reflects the current events.

“Keith Richards and I both had the idea that we should release it, but I said, ‘Well I’ve got to rewrite it.’ Some of it is not going to work and some of it was a bit weird and a bit too dark. I didn’t have to rewrite very much, to be honest. It’s very much how I originally did it,” said Jagger in a recent interview with Zane Lowe.