The Greatest Songs From The Rolling Stones

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The Top Ten

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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!
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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.
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3(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
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4Gimme 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
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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

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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!
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7Jumpin' Jack Flash
Le riff et l'attitide, du rock pur!
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
Where the hell is "It's Only Rock N' Roll"? THE best Stones song ever! Hells Yeah!
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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.
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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.
"I'm no schoolboy, but I know what I like. "
I'm surprised this song doesn't get more love. One of the coolest guitar riffs ever. Not to mention some of their best lyrics.
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10Wild Horses
Quite simply the most beautiful song ever created by mankind nothing else even comes close.
So beautiful! Rolling stones will always be remembered, love them!
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?
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The Contenders

11Under 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.
It saved my day.
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12Ruby 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...
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13Honky Tonk Women
Very hard to narrow down a top 10 but this is number 1 on my list.
Some many great songs to choose from but Honky Tonk Women delivers throughout from every angle.
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14It'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
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15Beast 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...
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.
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.
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16Miss 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
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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

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18Can'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.
Underrated sond...i think their best...
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19Street Fighting Man
This song contains the essential of rock with a revolutionary message
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20Get Off My Cloud
Brian Jones at hs best RIP
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
Very surprised that it is so low on the list
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22Rock 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
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2319th Nervous Breakdown Listen to sample

24Let's Spend the Night Together Listen to sample

25Tumbling 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
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26Shine a Light
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.
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.
They named a bloody movie after this song. The guitar solos are excellent as well.
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27Monkey 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
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28Midnight 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
41st? Come on people! It's not my favorite but amazing song anyway!
I have three words to give you all:
Mick.
Taylor.
Live.
This is the greatest blues rock performance any band has ever made. Whether Ya-Ya's or Brussels or any other live show - this is the realest deal you'll get.
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29Let 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?!
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30Sweet 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.

31Anybody Seen My Baby?
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!
There should be more votes for this - great song
Has anybody seen her? ;-)
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32Time 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!
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33Memory 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
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34Lady Jane
ooh my sweet Lady Jane, when I see you again, its perfect this music (:

35Waiting 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.
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36Play With Fire
Nice, moody London pop.
Most epic song ever!
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37The 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
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38Rocks Off
Best song on exile
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39Bitch

A powerful song with a terrific riff

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40Let 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
Should be top 10
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42As 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!
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43Mother'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
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44Dead 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!
Had a punk rocker girlfriend and I am big Stones fan well I thought. She wasn't but she knew this song meanwhile I'm thinking how did I never hear this song until 6 years ago..

She never heard she's like rainbow and loved it.

Really tried to get into her music she liked.
In all fairness she was hot fun energetic sad thing don't remember any names of the songs are bands she would play for me.

So she left me for a younger guy.

Not because of music differences but we remained friends. And that probably the first time being faithful so I deserved it. So I think I'm square with karma didn't think it would happen so fast but I'm talking to
New girl little younger and all around 10 trying not to sound shallow round ass, perky c+ or d-blonde hair not sure it's natural yet. So she wanted to drive I'm thinking rap music going to be blasting or some sissy pop. Would of never guess country.
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45Hand of Fate Listen to sample

46Fool to Cry
Just always loved this one... Really it's impossible to make a top ten off Stones songs.
Reminds me of my little girl x
No 43? Shame on all of you!
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47Back Street Girl Listen to sample

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49Stray Cat Blues Listen to sample

50Streets of Love
I really love this song.
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51Laugh, I Nearly Died
Best of rolling stones. Really underestimated song. It should be 1st.
One of the most powerful songs out there. Very poignantly sung.. Amazing!
Besides Brown Sugar, this is my all time favorite. I love it.
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52Moonlight Mile
One of the best stones song at 92? Lots of soul and sweetness. Should be at least in top 25
Their most underrated ballad.
Moody road song, great lyrics, brilliant guitar work & setting. Perfect end to an almost flawless album. Yes reader, I like it
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53I'm Free Listen to sample

54Fingerprint File Listen to sample

55Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In the Shadow? Listen to sample

56Don't Stop
'Well you bit my lip and drew first blood and wore my cold cold heart'
63 what on earth?

57It's All Over Now Listen to sample

58Saint 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.
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59All Down the Line
This song just sounds so badass with both keef and Taylor ripping it on guitar!

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61Down In the Hole Listen to sample

62When the Whip Comes Down Listen to sample

63Loving Cup

64Jigsaw 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!

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65Doo 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.

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67Hang Fire Listen to sample

68Almost Hear You Sigh Listen to sample

69You Got Me Rocking Listen to sample

70Rip This Joint
So fast, real Rock & Roll. No idea how it's so low down.
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71Out Of Control Listen to sample

72Undercover (Of the Night) Listen to sample

73Out of Time
I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time...
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74Heart of Stone Listen to sample

75Not Fade Away Listen to sample

76One Hit (To the Body) Listen to sample

77Before They Make Me Run Listen to sample

78Blinded by Rainbows Listen to sample

79Little T&A Listen to sample

80Ventilator Blues Listen to sample

81Something Happened to Me Yesterday Listen to sample

82Hearts for Sale Listen to sample

83Dirty Work Listen to sample

84New Faces Listen to sample

85Sparks Will Fly

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

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86Silver Train Listen to sample

87No Use In Crying Listen to sample

88Slave Listen to sample

89Parachute Woman Listen to sample

90Rough Justice
For a "modern" Stones song, this is a rocker!
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91Winter
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...
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92One More Shot Listen to sample

93Child of the Moon Listen to sample

94She Said Yeah Listen to sample

95Mixed Emotions Listen to sample

96Soul Survivor Listen to sample

97Neighbors Listen to sample

98Blinded by Love Listen to sample

99The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man Listen to sample

100Black Limousine Listen to sample

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