You Better Move On (song)

"You Better Move On"
Single by Arthur Alexander
B-side "A Shot of Rhythm and Blues"
Released December 1961
Format 7"
Recorded Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Genre Rhythm and blues
Label Dot
Writer(s) Arthur Alexander
Producer(s) Rick Hall [1]
Arthur Alexander singles chronology
"You Better Move On"
"Where Have You Been (All My Life)"/"Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)"
"You Better Move On"
Song by Rolling Stones from the album The Rolling Stones (EP)
Released January 17, 1964 (1964-01-17)
Recorded August 1963, Decca Studios, West Hampstead
Length 2:41
Label Decca

"You Better Move On" is a song by Arthur Alexander from 1961 that reached #24 on the US charts in March 1962.[2] The song was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The session musicians on the recording included David Briggs, piano, Terry Thompson, guitar, Forest Riley, acoustic guitar, Norbert Putnam, bass, Jerry Carrigan, drums and unknown back up singers.[3]

It was covered in 1962 by Bobby Vee and then by both The Hollies and The Rolling Stones in 1964.

Rolling Stones version

"You Better Move On" was first released on 17 January 1964, on the EP, The Rolling Stones. It was also on the US album, December's Children (And Everybody's), released in 1965.


Other versions


  1. ‘’Muscle Shoals Sound’’, Rhino Records Inc. R2 71517, liner notes, 1993
  2. Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Revised and Enlarged, Billboard Books, New York, 1992,
  3. The Muscle Shoals Sound, CD, Rhino Records, 1993
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