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ESSENTIAL SONGS BY THE
The Rolling Stones show no signs of stopping. The group’s latest album reached #1 around the world. Mick Jagger just became a father again- at the age of 73!
This countdown looks back on highlights from the band’s recorded output, spanning the years 1964 to the present day.
SHE'S SO COLD
"She's So Cold" was issued as a single in 1980, lifted off the 'Emotional Rescue' album. It was written and produced by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The single charted in Britain, America, Europe, Canada and New Zealand.
"Complicated" is a track included on the 'Between The Buttons' album. It is a typical 60s song that encompasses the group in its 1st decade.
IT'S ALL OVER NOW
Bobby & Shirley Womack wrote "It's All Over Now". The former was a member of The Valentinos and the R&B family act released the original version of the song in 1964. Shortly after, The Stones issued a remake. The band transformed the song, changing it enough that this cover version became its 1st British #1 single.
THE LAST TIME
With "The Last Time", The Stones topped the U.K. chart for the third time. In 1965, the disc also made the Top 10 in America, Europe, Canada and Australia. This marked the 1st chart topper written by the Jagger - Richards team.
BEAST OF BURDEN
Lifted off the 1978 'Some Girls' LP, "Beast Of Burden", the single climbed to #8 on the American chart. Bette Midler scored a major hit with her remake in 1984.
The baroque-styled ballad "Lady Jane" certainly sounds like an anomaly for The Rolling Stones. It is a striking contrast to the band's usual rock sound. The song was featured on 'Aftermath'. In 1966, the song peaked at #24 on the U.S. chart in its own right as well as serving as the B-side for the Top 10 hit "Mother's Little Helper".
FOOL TO CRY
On "Fool To Cry", The Rolling Stones deliver the group's most soulful record. It is in the tradition of R&B vocal groups. This was the lead single from 'Black And Blue' and it reached the Top 10 in both Britain and the U.S.A.
"Ruby Tuesday" is another Stones song that strays from the band's trademark rock sound. Revealing another dimension to the group, the 1967 single topped the American chart. It also made the Top 3 in Britain, Canada and Australia.
SHE'S A RAINBOW
The Stones adopted a psychedelic edge for "She's A Rainbow", a 1967 single lifted off 'Their Satanic Majesties Request'. During this period, the band was exploring new styles and sounds in order to compete with the innovations introduced by rival group The Beatles.
AS TEARS GO BY
"As Tears Go By" was actually a #9 hit single for Marianne Faithfull in 1964. The ballad was written by Jagger and Richards with producer Andrew Loog Oldham. He also produced the group's version which finally made the American Top 10 the following year.