The Rolling Stones' Greatest Songs lists

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The Rolling Stones' Greatest Songs lists

Postby Daniel » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:32 am

Rolling Stone magazine recently published a special issue of The Rolling Stones featuring a list of their 100 greatest songs.

It is quite fascinating that with the lists that RS compiled of the top 100 songs for the Stones and the Beatles and their list of the Top 40 Led Zepelin songs, their #1 picks for each artist was different than each group's highest-ranking song in RS's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (where the Beatles' highest entry was "Hey Jude" rather than "A Day in the Life," Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" outranked "Whole Lotta Love," and the Stones' highest entry was "Satisfaction"). It seems the only artist whose #1 song was the same on both their individual list and the all time top 500 was Bob Dylan's indisputable "Like a Rolling Stone." Although I suppose it would be odd to name it the #1 song of all time, and not the #1 Dylan song of all time?

Here is the Rolling Stones songs list:
1. Gimme Shelter
2. (I Can't Get No Satisfaction)
3. Sympathy for the Devil
4. Street Fighting Man
5. You Can't Always Get What You Want
6. Paint It, Black
7. Jumpin' Jack Flash
8. Brown Sugar
9. Wild Horses
10. Under My Thumb
11. Honky Tonk Women
12. Get Off of My Cloud
13. Midnight Rambler
14. Let's Spend the Night Together
15. Miss You
16. Beast of Burden
17. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
18. 19th Nervous Breakdown
19. Ruby Tuesday
20. Sway
21. Rocks Off
22. Moonlight Mile
23. The Last Time
24. Tumbling Dice
25. Time Is on My Side
26. Shattered
27. It's All Over Now
28. As Tears Go By
29. Start Me Up
30. Happy
31. Dead Flowers
32. Let It Bleed
33. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
34. Waiting on a Friend
35. Sweet Virginia
36. Play with Fire
37. Before They Make Me Run
38. Memory Motel
39. No Expectations
40. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)
41. Shine a Light
42. She's a Rainbow
43. Stray Cat Blues
44. Torn and Frayed
45. Salt of the Earth
46. Lady Jane
47. Connection
48. She's So Cold
49. Dandelion
50. Rip This Joint
51. 2000 Light Years from Home
52. Worried About You
53. All Down the Line
54. Loving Cup
55. Star Star
56. Not Fade Away
57. Sweet Black Angel
58. Live with Me
59. Angie
60. Time Waits for No One
61. You Got the Silver
62. Sister Morphine
63. Goin' Home
64. Undercover of the Night
65. Heart of Stone
66. Sittin' on a Fence
67. I Am Waiting
68. Hand of Fate
69. Jigsaw Puzzle
70. Around and Around
71. Emotional Rescue
72. Cry to Me
73. Far Away Eyes
74. Some Girls
75. Citadel
76. Bitch
77. Ventilator Blues
78. I'm Free
79. That's How Strong My Love Is
80. Fool to Cry
81. Child of the Moon
82. Out of Time
83. Little Red Rooster
84. Rough Justice
85. Backstreet Girl
86. Ride On Baby
87. When the Whip Comes Down
88. Love in Vain
89. Let It Loose
90. She Was Hot
91. Factory Girl
92. Heaven
93. Monkey Man
94. Fingerprint File
95. Little T&A
96. Mother's Little Helper
97. Slave
98. Let Me Go
99. How Can I Stop
100. Prodigal Son
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Re: Rolling Stone - The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Greatest Songs

Postby JR » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:06 pm

Rather than start a new thread, here is Paste's 50 Best Rolling Stones Songs list from 2012. I'd think it's eligible, as it's two writers.

Another list where the usual suspect isn't No. 1.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lis ... songs.html

50. She’s A Rainbow
49. As Tears Go By
48. Ventilator Blues
47. Time is On My Side
46. Bitch
45. Happy
43. Good Times, Bad Times
42. Some Girls
41. I’m Free
40. Under My Thumb
39. Monkey Man
38. It’s Only Rock ’N Roll (But I Like It)
37. Salt of the Earth
36. Mother’s Little Helper
35. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
34. Let’s Spend the Night Together
33. Let It Bleed
32. Sway
31. Let it Loose
30. Love in Vain
29. Factory Girl
28. Sweet Virginia
27. Angie
26. Paint It, Black
25. Miss You
24. 19th Nervous Breakdown
23. She Said Yeah
22. Midnight Rambler
21. Play with Fire
20. Honky Tonk Women
19. The Last Time
18. Shine A Light
17. Wild Horses
16. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
15. Loving Cup
14. Rocks Off
13. Moonlight Mile
12. Start Me Up
11. Ruby Tuesday
10. Brown Sugar
9. Dead Flowers
8. Street Fighting Man
7. Get Off Of My Cloud
6. Beast of Burden
5. Tumbling Dice
4. Sympathy for the Devil
3. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
2. Gimme Shelter
1. You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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Re: The Rolling Stones' Greatest Songs lists

Postby Henrik » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:40 pm

Great find JR. I will include it.

You forgot
44. It’s All Over Now
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Re: The Rolling Stones' Greatest Songs lists

Postby JR » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:35 am

Oops- thanks. Must have gotten deleted in the copy-and-paste activity. :P


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