19th Nervous Breakdown "is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones. It was recorded in december 1965 in the studios of RCA inHollywood and came in February 1966 as a single. The British and the American version had different backs. In Great Britain, and also in Netherlands, As Tears Go Bywas the b-side. In Belgium was the other way around, and was 19th Nervous Breakdown the B side.  In the United States was As Tears Go By previously published as separate single; 19th Nervous Breakdown got here (and also in Canada) as Sad Day back.
Jagger and Richards wrote 19th Nervous Breakdown in 1965 during a tour of the United States. The song is about a girl, the daughter of wealthy parents, that in her youth, never what deficit has come, and life now can not cope. Soon she gets her nineteenth nervous breakdown.
Keith Richards played theguitarsolo. Brian Jones took care with his guitar for the riff between the couplets, reminiscent of the number of Bo Diddley Diddley Daddy , one of the great examples of the Stones. In the end played the bass guitar by Bill Wyman a theme that one reviewer as Richie Unterberger was reminiscent of approachingbombers. 
The complete line-up was:
- Mick Jagger, vocals
- Keith Richards, lead guitar and backing vocals
- Brian Jones, rhythm guitar
- Bill Wyman-bass guitar
- Charlie Watts, drums
The group released the song on 13 February 1966 live in the Ed Sullivan Show, along with (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction and As Tears Go By. It was the first time that the Stones came in color on the TV . 
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The number is on the following albums:
- Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (1966)
- Got Live if You Want it! (1966)
- Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (1971, 1990)
- Rock 'n' Rolling Stones (1972)
- Rolled Gold: The very best of The Rolling Stones (1975)
- Stones Story (1976)
- Singles Collection: The London Years (1989)
- Forty Licks (2002)
- Rolled Gold +: The very best of The Rolling Stones (2007)
- GRRR! (2012)
and on the cd box set Singles 1965-1967 (2004).
- Joe Pass recorded the song for his album The Stones Jazz of 1966.
- Martin Short performed the song in an episode of Saturday Night Live, in which he imitated Mick Jagger. Jagger sang In 2012 it itself in the same show, accompanied by The Foo Fighters.
- In 1966 The Tomcats put the song on an ep.
The song is featured in the 2003 film Anger Management .