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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.
OUT OF TIME
"Out Of Time" is a song first introduced to the public in 1966 on the group's 'Aftermath' album. Chris Farlowe scored a #1 hit with his remake in Britain.
19th NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
In 1966, The Stones topped the British chart with "19th Nervous Breakdown". On the U.S. Hot 100, the disc peaked at #2.
'Sticky Fingers' featured the country rock-flavoured track "Wild Horses". It was the 2nd single lifted off the band's 1971 album.
The title track from the group's 1980 album 'Emotional Rescue', included elements of rock, disco and funk. Written and produced by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the single reached the Top 10 in America, Britain and Australia. The parent LP was a #1 hit in the U.S.A., U.K. and Canada.
UNDER MY THUMB
"Under My Thumb" is a well crafted hit single from The Stones. It first appeared on the 1966 LP 'Aftermath' and was later included on the compilation album 'Hot Rocks 1964-1971'.
WAITING ON A FRIEND
The 2nd single lifted off the 1981 album 'Tattoo You' was "Waiting On A Friend". The genesis of the ballad stretched back to the sessions for the 'Goats Head Soup' album in 1973. There are hints of Latino-rock and a delicious sax solo by Sonny Rollins. The single peaked at #13 in America.
STREET FIGHTING MAN
Amid the civil turbulence of 1968, "Street Fighting Man" proved to be a timely and political song by The Stones. It was featured on 'Beggars Banquet' and issued as a single. Jagger's vocal has a sense of urgency and is augmented by the others' musicianship. Brian Jones added an Eastern touch. Richards' guitar work powers the track. It was banned at the time, which hindered its sales. Since then, the track has often been cited as one the best in the group's songbook.
START ME UP
The lead single and major hit from 'Tattoo You', "Start Me Up" proved the band could still roll out a powerful and catchy rock anthem. In 1981, it reached #1 in Australia, #2 in America and 7 in Britain.
GET OFF MY CLOUD
In 1965, "Get Off My Cloud" topped the British and American charts. The track was from the album 'December's Children (And Everybody's)'.
MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPER
"Mother's Little Helper" deals with a woman's dependence on drugs to make it through each day. This is an odd theme for a pop song, particularly in the 1960s. With the Stones still in its first years as hitmakers, the song marked a turning point in the Jagger / Richards songwriting team. The track, from 'Aftermath', was released as a single. In America, it peaked at #8.