Best The Rolling Stones Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Paint It Black
Yes! This song is totally the best song in the world. If you are on this site. VOTE FOR THIS SONG NOW! This is my favorite song on the sing star game. Paint it black FTW!
Amazing song no one comes close to it good lyrics I hear people say that sympathy for the devil is better but this will always be there best and the best in the world
First heard this song on Guitar Hero a few years ago but since then I've bought almost all their albums up to date and I still continue to listen to this song today. It's just awesome!
[Newest]Powerful, Brian masterful at adding the sitar pure genius

2Sympathy for the Devil
First off, there's never been anything like it before or since. It's simple, with a lyrical content that most simple minds will never grasp. Jagger's delivery is legendary, with a bite. The bass by keith (not by to take anything away from Mr. Wyman) as well as his Keith's guitar he has never surpassed, but pay close attention to Nicky Hopkins and in their lies the best rock 'n roll piano on record. I could vote for about 20 favorite Stones songs, depends on the mood I'm in. But to be honest there is truly no better rock song than this one!
This is the best (lyrically) song ever written PERIOD! Yes it has a very catchy tune and Jagger's delivery is spot on, but the lyrics. The depth of what the song is saying is tremendous. The song takes us through history, through all the bad things that have happened and blames the devil. Towards the end, we see, the devil is none other than us! So have some sympathy for him!
This song is the paragon of controversy, lyrically it portrays the problems of mankind, the futility of war and religion ultimatley stating mankind mirrors satan, it's depth at that time was far more powerful, stating it was the American public that caused the death of their leader was and still is a controversial but somewhat true statement, the rolling stones had the guts to say what everyone else was too scared to and that's why their the most inspirational rock band of all time (in my opinion anyway), this song is them doing exactly what they do best not to mention the sublime delivery by Jagger, a legendary solo by Keith.
[Newest]No song has had more impact on the rest of rock then this masterpiece, the Beatles only dream of writing this song
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3Gimme Shelter
awesome, the build up is dark moody and pitch perfect. the execution is above all restrained. that's what makes it the best
Love This Song So Much It's Their Best Should Be Number 1 Amazing Song Top 3 Songs 1 Gimme Shelter 2 Paint It Black 3 Sympathy For The Devil

mneilan

This song takes you right back to the energy and attitude of the late 60's/early 70's
[Newest]This is a song you can listen to a 100 times a day, every day of your life and still not get tired of it. When a song is this great, it's like all stars and planets perfectly align while you listen to it. It's pure greatness and absolutely one of the greatest songs ever written.

4(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
This should be number 1! I'm making a list of the greatest songs of all time, and I'm making this number 2! This song has a genius opening and main riff and awesome lyrics!
I love this song but I think thy could do a lot better but who cares its in the top ten
It's the three-note riff that sound the world, this is the very best of The Rolling Stones, also represents the very first hit in the world
[Newest]Check out the best version of Satisfaction in the movie 'Gimme Shelter'. Problem with the Stones is that I have 15 top 10 songs.

5You Can't Always Get What You Want
At the beginning of this song it sounds like you've just walked up the stairway to heaven

1 you can't always get what you want
2 paint it black
3 sympathy for the devil
4 under my thumb
5 ruby tuesday
6 wild horses
7 the rest

incredible song, far from their other stuff, and talking about how to be a man when themselves just do what ever they always wanted, drug sex and rock'n roll!
Oh, man, every time I think of this song I think of the time I was driving in the car and then all of a sudden my dad said we're going to McDonald's and after we got the food I wanted it really bad as we were getting home and then this blasted on the radio... I was quiet till we got home :-) AH I LOVE THIS SONG
[Newest]Best song so wise

6Angie
It just grabs you in! I was amazed at how unusual and sympathetic this song was. Something different is projected in each of their songs. I'm baffled with every song I hear from them.
Beautiful, beautiful song, sort of unlike the Stones, but with the violin and piano, and vocals... Amazing. Such a sweet, unusual, sad song. At least top five, I'd say first, but they have a lot of other great stuff too. I'm a 13 year old girl. A lot of us listen to Justin Bieber and One Direction, and loads of autotuned junk, but not me. I love rock, alt, things that aren't constantly playing on top 40. Rock on.
Sweet lyrics, very cool, may be on top 5!
[Newest]I really like this song! I think this song is the one of best love song in the world!

7Jumpin' Jack Flash
Where the hell is "It's Only Rock N' Roll"? THE best Stones song ever! Hells Yeah!
Funkin awesome! The pace of the songs really nice! One of the 1st songs I heard of this band.. I listened to all the more critically acclaimed ones, but this still is my favorite
The stones best riff, the awesome mix of blues, rock and eastern tones. Rocks and is eery at the same time.
[Newest]"I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead.
I fell down, to my feet and I saw they bled"
Best rock lyrics ever.

8Start Me Up
No way! Start me up in seventh place? This one should be in first or second place, it's all, the lyrics, the music, jagger, but above all, the mood it get's you into
This Song Should Be Number 5 Amazing Guitar Riff At The Start

mneilan

One of the best written songs and their best played.
[Newest]How come this is not at number 1...

9Brown Sugar
Should definitely be no.1! Because of the energy flooding into you when listening to this rock'n'roll masterpiece! From the first riff you just get into it and want to sing it out loud in the metro instead of just keeping it for yourself through your headphones!
The ultimate in crunchy guitar riffs and great, Rolling Stones-at-their-best- lyrics. A Number 1 any day.
Second best Guitar riff ever heard, second only to Jumping Jack Flash! Kick ass Sax Solo by the Keys Great song over all, and very sexy lyrics!
[Newest]Brown Sugar and honkey tonk women both amazing in concert. Never get old. Never tired... Like Mick. Rock on

10Wild Horses
Quite simply the most beautiful song ever created by mankind nothing else even comes close.
This is the world's most beautiful piece of music ever made! You'll fall in love with this song immediately. Well, even God couldn't create a better song than this masterpiece! Or maybe The Stones are God?
So beautiful! Rolling stones will always be remembered, love them!
[Newest]THE best song they ever made. Legendary.

The Contenders

11Ruby Tuesday
, you guys have no clue. How could this song be so low? :eek:
It has a good name for that type of song
Still m gonna miss U...

12Under My Thumb
Even better now that it's in the soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - it fits the character of Gideon Graves perfectly.
One of my favorites, along with Paint it Black and Satisfaction.
It saved my day.

13Beast of Burden
You can put me out with no shoes on my feet, you can put me out on the street, you can put me out, put me out, put me out of misery...
My favorite stones song, should be top 10, I don't know why more people don't like this song, the music blends with mick's vocals so perfectly.
First stones song I ever listened to and it remains my favorite. The powerful vocals, the rhythm, the three guitars all playing at once... This song is beautiful.
[Newest]The whole album rocks, SOME GIRLS

14Honky Tonk Women
Some many great songs to choose from but Honky Tonk Women delivers throughout from every angle.
Very hard to narrow down a top 10 but this is number 1 on my list.
Sorry -but this one is the best.

15It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
Wow this song is this low! That's crazy it's a fantastic song and anyone who's listened to rock before should know that this is the best.
Seriously underrated song... This one should be much higher on the list! Great vocals and solo...
That's insane this song should be #1

16Can't You Hear Me Knocking
a great song!
should be in top tens..
mick jagger and the band go 100% on this song!
Come on, I was expecting to see this one at least in the top 10. This is THE song, for me it's the 4th best Rolling Stones song, just after Angie.
This song, a top 5 Stones song in my humble opinion, was the beginning of the end for Mick Taylor. The trouble was, he was too good - technically at least - compared with Keith. Still, a fantastic jam to end the track.

17She's a Rainbow
Make You imagine he singing and when the cymbal sounds rainbows appears bahind Jagger
Also remember You a happy and sanguinest girl that drives you mad.
Best Music of Stones by far!
My favourite together with Sympathy For the Devil

TheGreatest

[Newest]I love the piano's sound in whole song.

18Get Off My Cloud
Great song surprised it's so low on the list. Seen it performed live by a tribute band which was amazing, can only imagine how good it would be by the the stones. X
Brian Jones at hs best RIP
Not my favourite Stones song, but it really is awesome. This tune should at least be top 20!

19Miss You
In the minority here, but this has always been my favorite Stones song. Maybe just because I grew up in the disco era? I just dig the funk.
Catchy and funky, still holds up. Lots of the older albums have too much nostalgia powering their popularity, but this one I've been listening to over and over. This song is the best on the album - I can't get the hook out of my mind. Then the sax solos come in and it ends even better than it started.
This song is proof that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards can write for any audience. This tune embodied the popular disco of the late 70s and, combined with the classic rock and roll, became one of their most catchiest, riffest, bluesiest and most danceable song all in one. Amazing
[Newest]One of the Best dance songs!

20Street Fighting Man
This song contains the essential of rock with a revolutionary message

21Tumbling Dice
Best stones track ever! Rock/gospel groove with lyrics that Mick never sings the same way twice..
I can't believe this song is so low! This is my favourite Stones song by far!
My favourite stones song! Perhaps even one of my favourite songs ever, every time I hear this I start singing along. Love it
[Newest]Best song from Exile on Main Street and one of the best songs from them!

22Let's Spend the Night Together

23Rocks Off
Best song on exile

24Midnight Rambler
This is the best song ever been played live, the performance with Taylor and Richards and the crawling and slashing the stage with this belt of Jagger make this song the best
The list should be
1. Midnight rambler
2. You can't always get what you want
3. Sympathy for the devil
4. Get off of my cloud
5. Paint it black
41st? Come on people! It's not my favorite but amazing song anyway!

25Shine a Light
I love this song, I had it tattooed in my arm as a constant reminder of the people who left us. This song was dedicated to Brian Jones when he passed away, the lyrics are just love, bromance. Excelent musical piece, great piano and great guitars. Sorry for my english, not a native speaker.
The meaning of this song is just amazing. This song was written in loving memory of brian jones from a project that he and Mick started in the 60's. The different moods and beautiful melodies are spine tingling.
Listen to this song and vote for it.
They named a bloody movie after this song. The guitar solos are excellent as well.
[Newest]This is an unique Stones song. Best of rock, blues, and gospel all mixed up.

26Shattered

27As Tears Go By
Best song according to me... So different from the other tracks... Jagger faithful should have ended up 2gether... Don't know why they were embarrassed of this song... I think this song is one of the best rolling stones ever..
Favourite Stones song for sure! First original collaboration by Richards and Jagger (that and Satisfaction)!
One of the greatest song ever! The violin part is its highlight. can't believe it is 26! Rate more people!

28Rock and a Hard Place
Why the hell is this so low? It is a classic, whoever likes hard rock will have this as their favorite. Do listen to it, keith richard is the star of this song
This is The Rolling Stones at their very best

29Sweet Virginia
One of the best stones songs of all time (in my opinion). Most would disagree, but there's something about the song that just makes a person feel good.
My personal favourite song of all time. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's something about this song that gives it a special kind of magic that can't be achieved by any other song ever.

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31Let It Loose
Stunning song, extremely well written and played. Jagger's best vocal performance ever!
How there can be 36 songs before this one on the list (including dross such as "Rock and a Hard Place", "Miss You', or "It's Only Rock'n'Roll") is totally beyond me! Do you people know anything about the Stones?!

32Bitch
A powerful song with a terrific riff
This song is so underrated, should be in the top 20 at least.

33Anybody Seen My Baby?
There should be more votes for this - great song
Haven't heard this song for a long time but a few days ago I found it in my playlist and I reminded about my childwood!
Has anybody seen her? ;-)

34Doom and Gloom
Awesome song great chorus instruments and lyrics and melodY GREAT!
Best song of the 2000's. Brilliant
Its better then the first one

35Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
Wow... #68 this is easily in my top 10. If you haven't heard this song and you like the Stones, listen to this tune!
Perfect mix of jazz and blues, combined with jagger's mesmerizing voice.
This is at least top ten.. awesome riff, rhythm and to top it off jagger just screams life into the lyrics!

36Monkey Man
I love the guitar riffs throughout this songs. And Mick Jagger's bruising delivery of the line "I'm a monkey" is magical.
The haunting beginning, then keith rips into it... One of the most underrated stones songs of all

37Sway

38Time Is On My Side
The Rolling Stones are one of those bands that you can't choose a best song. There are just too many. That's why I randomly scrolled down the page with my eyes closed and pick this one. Don't get me wrong, I love this song. It's the first Rolling Stones song that I ever heard when I was just nine years old in the back of my dad's car.
Love the song definitely up there for the best!
Should be in the top five

39Waiting On a Friend
This song moved me when I was young, it still does. I can't explain it, it was like hearing god.
Just something bout this song, can't explain it. Runner up would have to be Paint It Black but so many great songs to choose from.

40Memory Motel
A key highlight of post-Exile stones. Perfect piano ballad, with arguably the best vocals Keith has ever performed. Only opened up on special occasions for live shows, it is a true beautiful rarity.
Oh come on, this song is PERFECT, so beautiful and keith richards sings so cool

41Dead Flowers
There's something different about this song, I love it so much. It's really underrated and too many people don't know it. If you don't, listen because it's great!
Should be much higher! Amazing song!
I dumped a girl for liking the Beatles over the stones, 30 years ago.

42Lady Jane
ooh my sweet Lady Jane, when I see you again, its perfect this music (:
Very underrated song with a cool medieval vibe
Wow! Only 37 :/ Really underrated

43Play With Fire
Nice, moody London pop.
Most epic song ever!

44The Last Time
The Stones were a band of the Sixties. Everything since has been pure nostalgia. This was one of the truly great songs that defined them. It's a travesty that it is ranked below so much contemporary dross.
Susan A1 just. Love the song. And it makes me laugh?!
How Is This 49 - This Should be in the top 10 at least

45Rip This Joint
So fast, real Rock & Roll. No idea how it's so low down.

46Mother's Little Helper
Great song about the explosion of speed (Mini-Thins, Cross-Tops) in the 60's!
Classic stones tune, should be higher up the list

47Let It Bleed
Isn't this a bit low?... Its one of my favorites. =P I mean 39th? At least when it wrote this.
Very good song too low indeed
Always loved this song

48Out of Time
I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time...
One the best put down songs ever
Brian Jones a master at introducing a new array of instruments

49Fool to Cry
Just always loved this one... Really it's impossible to make a top ten off Stones songs.
This song is beautiful jazz compared with rock, should be in top-ten
Reminds me of my little girl x
[Newest]Beautiful song, only 49th place?

50Moonlight Mile
One of the best stones song at 92? Lots of soul and sweetness. Should be at least in top 25
Moody road song, great lyrics, brilliant guitar work & setting. Perfect end to an almost flawless album. Yes reader, I like it
Their most underrated ballad.

51Streets of Love

52Hand of Fate

53Salt of the Earth

54We Love You
This is my favorite Rolling Stones song.
Brill song should be top 20

55Stray Cat Blues

56Laugh, I Nearly Died
Best of rolling stones. Really underestimated song. It should be 1st.
One Of My Favorite Songs of All Time.. From The First Second To The Last.. I think It's Because It's So Easy to Relate, Everyone Gets "Sick And Tired Of Trying To turn The Tide" it should be top 5
One of the most powerful songs out there. Very poignantly sung.. Amazing!

57Back Street Girl
Just unearthed this stones treasure. What a melancholy but cool tune!

58I'm Free

59Little Red Rooster

60Fingerprint File

61Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In the Shadow?

62It's All Over Now

63Saint of Me
Most bands are a footnote in their own biographies past a certain point in their careers. One hopes that experience and wisdom will backfill the lost youth and the voice that rings with the energy to change the system. It rarely works. This song is a shining example of amazing songcraft, and a mix of attitude seasoned with years that few other songs capture. Underappreciated greatness in a part of the catalogue few seem to look.

64Loving Cup
Charlie Watts finest moment

65She's So Cold

66All Down the Line
This song just sounds so badass with both keef and Taylor ripping it on guitar!

67Jigsaw Puzzle
Woah! This is AT LEAST top 20 material if not top 10. Too bad people don't invest more into the rollings stones and listen to their less well known material, it's really quite spectacular.
Amazing song. On the same album as Sympathy for the Devil, and isn't hyped up the way it should be. One of the Stone's greatest blues song of all time!

The_Acid_Queen


68Happy
How is this at least not tin the top 40! Classic Riff and best song sung by Keith Richards!

69Down In the Hole

70When the Whip Comes Down

71Hang Fire

72Almost Hear You Sigh

73You Got Me Rocking

74Out Of Control

75Undercover (Of the Night)

76Hot Stuff
The beginning of Disco Stones, before their Miss You hit on the next album. The Black and Blue album contains a lot of overlooked gems.

77The Spider and the Fly

78Heart of Stone
Cause you'll never break, never break, never break. This heart of stone.

79Not Fade Away

80Before They Make Me Run

81Blinded by Rainbows

82Winter
First heard the song in 75 and hit me so hard that till this day when I play it the feeling is exactly the same you know springtime takes the long way around...

83Little T&A

84Child of the Moon

85She Was Hot

86Citadel

87Ventilator Blues

88Something Happened to Me Yesterday

89Hearts for Sale

90Dirty Work

91New Faces

92Sparks Will Fly
It's a great song. Just listen to it. Never hear a song like this. Long live rock 'n roll

93Silver Train

94No Use In Crying

95Slave

96Parachute Woman

97Shake Your Hips

98Rough Justice
For a "modern" Stones song, this is a rocker!

99One More Shot

100Emotional Rescue

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