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Top 20 Rolling Stones Songs

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"Now come on baby
Don't fall down on me now
Just move it right here
To the Harlem shuffle
Yeah yeah yeah to the Harlem shuffle"



Harlem Shuffle


From the album Dirty Work
Recorded April - October, 1985
Released February 28, 1986
Writer(s) Bob Relf, Earl Nelson
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite and The Glimmer Twins
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Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones

"I know I dreamed you a sin and a lie
I have my freedom but I don't have much time
Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Let's do some living after we die
Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we'll ride them some day"



Wild Horses


From the album Sticky Fingers
Recorded December 1969
Released 12 June 1971
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Jimmy Miller
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"I was born in a crossfire hurricane
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain
But it's all right now, in fact it's a gas
But it's all right
I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gas, gas, gas"



Jumpin' Jack Flash


Single release
Later released on Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (1969)
Recorded 20 April 1968, Olympic Studios, London
Released 24 May 1968 (UK)
1 June 1968 (US)
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards, Bill Wyman (Uncredited)
Producer(s) Jimmy Miller
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Angie - The Rolling Stones

"Angie, Angie, when will those clouds all disappear?
Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here?
With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
You can't say we're satisfied
But Angie, Angie, you can't say we never tried"



Angie


From the album Goats Head Soup
Recorded November–December 1972
Released 20 August 1973
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Jimmy Miller
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"I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say
I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no girl reaction
Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no"



(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction


From the album Out of Our Heads (US)
Recorded 12 May 1965, RCA Studios, Hollywood
Released 6 June 1965 (US)
20 August 1965 (UK)
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Andrew Loog Oldham
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Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

"I've been running hot
You got me ticking gonna blow my top
If you start me up
If you start me up I'll never stop
You make a grown man cry
Spread out the oil, the gasoline
I walk smooth, ride in a mean, mean machine"



Start Me Up


From the album Tattoo You
Recorded January-February 1975, January 1978, June-October 1979 (Basic track), April-June 1981 (Vocals and overdubs)
Released 14 August 1981
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) The Glimmer Twins
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Tattoo You - The Rolling Stones

"Ain't no use in crying
Stay away from me - Stay away
Ain't no use, ain't no use, ain't no use

Standing at the station
Gazing down the track
There ain't no train coming baby
I ain't never, never coming back"



No Use in Crying


From the album Tattoo You
Recorded Jan thru October 1979
Released 24 August 1981
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards/Wood
Producer(s) The Glimmer Twins
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"I live in an apartment on the ninety-ninth floor of my block
And I sit at home looking out the window
Imagining the world has stopped
Then in flies a guy who's all dressed up like a Union Jack
And says, I've won five pounds if I have his kind of detergent pack
I said, Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud"



Get Off of My Cloud


From the album December's Children (And Everybody's)
Recorded September 1965, RCA Studios, Hollywood
Released 25 September 1965 (US)
22 October 1965 (UK)
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Andrew Loog Oldham
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"I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in memphis,
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride.
She had to heave me right across her shoulder
Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind.

Its the honky tonk women
That gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues."



Honky Tonk Women


Single release
Later released on Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (1969)
Recorded Olympic Studios, London
June 1969
Released 4 July 1969 (UK)
11 July 1969 (US)
Writer(s) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Producer(s) Jimmy Miller
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"The heat's raiding, tracks are fading
Joint's rocking, could be anytime at all
But the bitch keeps bitching, the snitcher keeps snitching
Dropping names and telephone number and all, ah

She's my little rock and roll, ah, ah, ah
Oh, oh, she's my little rock and roll, ah, ah, ah"



Little T & A


From the album Tattoo You
Recorded January-February 1979, April-June 1981
Released 24 August 1981
Writer Jagger/Richards
Producer The Glimmer Twins
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"I bet your mama was a tent show queen
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen.
I'm no schoolboy but I know what I like,
You should have heard me just around midnight.

Ahhh brown sugar how come you taste so good
Ohhh brown sugar, just like a young girl should."



Brown Sugar


From the album Sticky Fingers
Recorded 2-4 December 1969
Released 16 April 1971 (UK)
7 May 1971 (US)
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Jimmy Miller
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"This coming and going is driving me nuts
This to-ing and fro-ing is hurting my guts
So get off the fence now, it's creasing your butt
Life is a party. Let's get out and strut, yeah.

You're not the only one with mixed emotions
You're not the only ship adrift on this ocean
You're not the only one that's feeling lonesome
Youre not the only one with mixed emotions."



Mixed Emotions


From the album Steel Wheels
Recorded April 1989
Released 17 August 1989
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Chris Kimsey & The Glimmer Twins
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"Pride and joy and greed and sex that's what makes that town the best
Pride and joy and dirty dreams are still survivin' on the street

And look at me, I'm in tatters, yeah
I've been battered, what does it matter?
Does it matter? Uh-huh
Does it matter? Uh-huh, I'm all shattered
Sha-doobie"



Shattered


From the album Some Girls
Recorded 10 October-21 December 1977; Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris
Released 29 November 1978
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) The Glimmer Twins

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Forty Licks - The Rolling Stones

"Ain't it funny how things happen
Just as we think we've got it all straight?
Everything seems to be moving forward
But instead we just sit around and wait

Seems things are in a lockdown
Nervous looks all around
Everyone is speaking in whispers
No one wants to make a sound

I'm losing my touch, yeah
Losing my touch
Losing my touch, baby, way too much
Baby, get me out of here, it should be clear."



Losing My Touch


From the album Forty Licks
Recorded May-June 2002
Guillaume Tell Studios, Suresne (near Paris), France
Released 30 September 2002
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Don Was/The Glimmer Twins
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"Well you bit my lip and drew first blood and warmed my cold, cold heart
And your wrote your name right on my back boy your nails were sharp.

Don't stop. Honey don't stop
Don't stop. Baby don't stop"



Don't Stop


From the album Forty Licks
Recorded May-June 2002
Released 30 September 2002
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Don Was & The Glimmer Twins
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"In the sweet old country where I come from
Nobody ever works, yeah nothing gets done
We hang fire, we hang fire.
You know marrying money is a full time job
I don't need the aggravation I'm a lazy slob
I hang fire, I hang fire
Hang fire, put it on the wire, baby."



Hang Fire


From the album Tattoo You
Recorded 1978-1979 (basic track), 1981 (overdubs)
Released April 1982
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) The Glimmer Twins
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Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

"I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes."



Paint it Black


From the album Aftermath (American version)
Recorded 6–9 March 1966
Released 7 May 1966 (US)
13 May 1966 (UK)
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards, Bill Wyman (Uncredited)
Producer(s) Andrew Loog Oldham
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"I'll never be your beast of burden
My back is broad but it's a hurting
All I want is for you to make love to me
I'll never be your beast of burden
I've walked for miles my feet are hurting
All I want is for you to make love to me."



Beast of Burden


From the album Some Girls
Recorded 10 October-21 December 1977; Pathé Marconi Studios,Paris
Released September 9, 1978 (US)
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) The Glimmer Twins
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She's So Cold - The Rolling Stones

"I'm so hot for her, I'm so hot for her
I'm so hot for her and she's so cold
I'm so hot for her, I'm on fire for her
I'm so hot for her and she's so cold
I'm the burning bush, I'm the burning fire
I'm the bleeding volcano"



She's So Cold


From the album Emotional Rescue
Recorded January-February 1979
Released 22 September 1980
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) The Glimmer Twins
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"Under my thumb
The girl who once had me down
Under my thumb
The girl who once pushed me around
It's down to me
The difference in the clothes she wears
Down to me, the change has come,
She's under my thumb
Ain't it the truth babe?"



Under My Thumb


From the album Aftermath
Recorded March 6-9, 1966
Released 15 April 1966
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Andrew Loog Oldham
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When people speak of Rock n' Roll they inevitably get round to crowning the greatest band of them all; more times than not that title goes to one of two bands. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. The number of people who might choose one or the other far outweighs the number of those who would choose someone else altogether. For myself, I have always been firmly and irrevocably in The Stones camp.

Some might argue, as well, that the London bad-boys were forever chasing the Fab Four from Liverpool with regards to popularity, hit songs, etc...but we all see which band is still standing. There's something to be said for staying power; especially when it's combined with such skill, soul and sheer audacity. Besides, The Stones sound itself embodied the sound and soul of Rock n' Roll, whose origins lie in the blues. The Beatles, on the other hand, were always more...Pop/Rock, at least to me.

Regardless of which band is considered better, Mick Jagger is, undeniably, the greatest frontman in the history of rock and while one wouldn't use the term 'dulcet toned' to describe his singing voice it is nevertheless noteworthy, strong and a perfect fit for Stones unique sound. Keith Richards is hands-down my favorite guitarist - period and the older he gets the better he gets. While others speak reverantly of the experimental genius of Jimi Hendrix or Randy Rhoads or even Stevie Ray Vaughan when they talk of the greatest guitarists in rock history (and I give them all their just due) ofttimes the living god of the rhythm guitar fails to get mentioned.

Together, Jagger and Richards embody the soul of The Stones (which is synonymous with the soul of Rock n' roll itself) and have proven themselves to be one of the greatest songwriting duos and showmen ever. They are Living Legends...at least for a while longer. If I could wish immortality on someone other than myself it would be them. Still, their music (which shaped Rock n' Roll just as much, if not more, than anyone else's) will live forever.





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Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Feb 18 4:57
@Bolshevik Gary: There is still SO much of their material that I've never heard and would love to; all the songs on those old albums that were never released as singles. I plan to remedy that and who knows how much this list might change as a result of that.

I've heard so many truly great songs, over the years, on various albums that were never released as singles and I'm sure it's the same for The Stones. Hopefully this coming year I'll be able to pick up some of those early albums and see. Beggars Banquet will definitely be one of them.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Feb 18 9:17
The Last Time... Ohhh, Yeaaahhh... ;)
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Feb 20 0:36
@Portlander: Yeah, both bands did more for Rock n' Roll than any other, that's for sure. I think The Beatles had more hits than anyone ...unless it was Elvis. I'd have to check.

Keith does look worse than some people who are already dead. Glad he's still here though!

The Beatles will be the subject of my next favorites list and I have to say, it's much harder to place the songs in order of preference. Picking 20 favorites was much easier than which one I liked more than another.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Feb 20 1:55
@Gary: They have a lot of full albums on Youtube now; you might find those missing ones there. I listened to Rubber Soul and Abbey Road yesterday.

I remember reading some stuff on Elvis years ago about when he first came out and radio listeners actually thought he was a black man. He did have a lot of talent and charisma by the truck load; what I hated was how dominated by Col. Parker he was and have often wondered how his career would have turned out had Parker not been in total control.

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