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Founded by Brian Jones with Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, the group later incorporated Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood. Who would have thought that the stones have crossed 56 years of rock history? Their name seems almost prophetic in the sense that those stones have kept rolling and rocking and we bet there’s a lot more where that came from.
According to Keith Richards, Brian Jones named the band impromptu during a phone call to Jazz News. When a journalist asked for the band's name, Jones looked according iconic movie scene style and saw a Muddy Waters LP lying on the floor; with the tracks "Rollin' Stone". And the rest is history.
In this long career that started in 1962, The Rolling Stones have only managed to age their music like fine wine. Not that everything they made was sound-gold. The Stones have released 26 studio albums and though there may be a few doozies hidden in there, their discography mostly stands well-liked in public opinion. Here are some of their greatest songs of all time, counting down to the best, well at least according to us.
Start Me Up (1981)
Almost a reggae song, this song from the album Tattoo You, Start me up was written by Mick Jaggar and Keith Richards. Originally written as Start it Up it was tweaked by Mick Jaggar to Start Me Up, and we’re glad he did.
Mother’s Little Helper (1966)
“Mother’s Little Helper” is a song written about the adoption of prescription drugs, valium in particular that were abused in households. It may appear sympathetic to the stresses faced by housewives or tongue in cheek about substance abuse from the people who in those days mocked the Stones’ music as corruptive.
Ruby Tuesdays (1967)
There seems to be a dispute about the songwriter, but this is known that Keith Richards wrote it for his girlfriend at the time, However Marianne Faithfull claims it was a collaboration between her and Brian Jones. As is the case with most Stones songs of that era, Jones was the special sauce (in this case, he played the recorder).
Honky Tonk Women (1969)
Released as released as a non-album single on 4 July 1969 in the United Kingdom, between “Let It Bleed” and “Sticky Fingers” this might be the track that saved the band.
She's a Rainbow (1967)
The band delved to psychedelia with “She’s a Rainbow” and the string arrangement by Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, the piano intro from Nicky Hopkins, and Brian Jones’s mellotron make this a must-hear.
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (1965)
This Rolling Stones’ classic ‘Satisfaction’ is a party anthem and great for those who enjoy themselves a foot-stomping beat. The song’s infectious cords and lyrics create fans to date.