The Greatest Songs From The Rolling Stones
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Sympathy for the Devil
Sympathy for the Devil
Get it on
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.
greatest of all time no doubt about it just a great song with amazing rhythm all the way throughout the song and jaggers voice and richard's solo just perfect and so groovy ahahh ooh oohh
I rode a tank
Held a General's rank
When the Blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank
I watched with glee
While your Kings and Queens
Fought for ten decades
For the Gods they made
Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails, just call me Lucifer
Because I'm in need of some restraint
Wow, I can't believe Paint it Black is ahead of Sympathy! I mean, Paint it Black is a great song, but Sympathy for the Devil is definitely the best Rolling Stone's song. It has excellent lyrics, and the tune is simple--simply amazing.
This should be number 1 one in my opinion, or at least Gimme Shelter. Have no clue why Paint it Black is so popular, there are far better Rolling Stones songs out there. Just an opinion. But do love this song dearly.
Total rock, great delivery, awesome music, and the lyrics are pretty good, even though many people don't grasp the meaning. Probably the best track by the Stones. Rocks Off is not in the top 10 though...
I'm sorry but there is absolutley no way sympathy for the devil is number two! It takes us into all the lows of world history and it was the devil and we blame him, but then we see the devil is us and I think that is just breathtaking. The vocals are done well and the guitar is perfect.
Don't know how Paint it Black makes it in over this. Literally everything about this song is perfection. PIB is okay, but doesn't come close to the sheer brilliance of Sympathy.
AWESOME! just too good to explain. when I hear this song it makes me think of the brave men who fought in vietnam and the hell they went through, partly because of COD black ops lol
I was going for Let it Loose, but it's not on the list at all, so Sympathy is the second choice. Crazy and wild, yet very clean. Long live Keith!
This is rock at its most evil. Love it and the afro cuban influences. It was a song that symbolized the end of the too short Woodstock era with the stabbing at Altamont.
All sounds in this song are perfectly synced and the lyrics are amazing! Sympathy for the Devil is without a doubt my favourite song by Rolling Stones and it definitely deserves to be second on this list
This song shows their lyrical genius, and every band has a song that defines them. This is the Stones'. How could you vote for anything else? Come on people!
So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste
Really moves like JAGGER... Great lyrics and an awesome backing up on instruments.. This song takes me away from the world as long as it plays
Song for the few, song for the masses. Timeless. Sings the truth and touches on the fear in everyone looking for an answer to the old question: is there a God? And if so, is there a Devil?
It speaks for itself. But where is "Midnight Rambler" on this list? That's my personal favourite; if it was on this list, it'd get MY vote.
1, Sympathy for the Devil
2. Gimme Shelter
3. Jumpin' Jack Flash
4. Brown Sugar
5. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
6. Doom and Gloom
7. Tumbling Dice
8. Get Off My Cloud
10. Paint It Black
There is just no contest, even though "Satisfaction" is probably considered their signature song. This song has everything.
This is the best Rolling Stone song! A really good version of it is on the album: "Get Your ya ya's out"
It was a hard choice, I could've easily voted for any of the top 5 songs, but this one takes it.
Definition of a classic. Stones deliver it so well not even Guns N' Roses could touch it
Super cool song... Simple crazy great original! One of the best things in the world!
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name :)
The best Rolling stones song and one of the best in the history of world music.
Addictive song. This and angie are my all time favourite rolling stones songs.
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