“Start Me Up” is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones from their 1981 album Tattoo You.
Released as the album’s lead single, it reached number one on the Australian Kent Music Report, number two in Canada, number two on the Billboard Hot 100, number seven on the UK Singles Chart, and the top ten in a handful of European countries north of the Alps.
The basic track “Start Me Up” was recorded during the January and March 1978 sessions for the Rolling Stones’ album Some Girls. The song began as a reggae-rock track named “Never Stop”, but after dozens of takes, it was abandoned. “Start Me Up” was not chosen for the album and was saved for later use.