Top 10 Rolling Stones songs

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Updated on 9 May, 2012 at 11:38 am


Often compared with the charm of “The Beatles,” the astonishing team of Rolling Stones is credited for revolutionizing the rock music genre. TopYaps salutes this legendary band and lists the ten most potent songs that gives you goosebumps, every time you listen ’em.

10. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking:

Counted among one of the greatest guitar songs of all time, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking, is a Rolling Stones’ precious gift to pop culture which is one among the ten songs of their 1971 album “Sticky Fingers.” It’ll make you feel like you’re in heaven for 7.15 minutes.

9. Start Me Up:

Featured on Rolling Stones’ 1981 album “Tattoo You,” Start Me Up is better known as the opening song of this rock band during their live shows. In 2003, this song was adapted by “Ford” to commercialize its cars.

8. Brown Sugar:

Another mega-hit from the album “Sticky Fingers,” Brown Sugar is best known for being the tour de force performances of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The danceable rock rhythms and the outstanding blues-rock riffs of this songs propels it to a definite high point.


7. Midnight Rambler:

Written by the everlasting pair of Jagger and Richards, Midnight Rambler is a memorable song of Rolling Stones’ 1969 album “Let It Bleed.” Described as a “blues opera,” this song of 6.53 minute is the cocert favourite of the Rolling Stones.

6. Jumpin’ Jack Flash:

Released in 1968 as a single, the “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is the hot favourite of blues fans. By all accounts of Keith Richards, this song was conceptualized by Mick Jagger, who, while staying at Richard’s home was greatly inspired by the noise of gardener, working outside the window. One morning, Jagger queried about the noise and Richards replied – “Oh, that’s Jack – that’s jumpin’ Jack.” Rest is history!

5. Satisfaction:

An epic song of the album “Out of Our Heads,” released in 1965, this song deals with the commercialism and sexual frustration of the United States. Till the date, Satisfaction, is considered as one of the greatest songs in rock music genre.

4. Paint it Black:

This powerful song depicts the versatility, amazingness and the timeless beauty of the Rolling Stones. Derived from their fourth album “Aftermath,” this song was released on May 13, 1966, which very soon reached at number one position in charts of the United Kingdom and the United States.

3. Angie:

Recorded in November-December 1972, this knock-down track of the Rolling Stones was featured in their 1973 album “Goats Head Soup.” Just after its release, Angie, topped the charts of UK, US and the rest of the world. This song had made a great impact on European folks after the historical “1982 European tour” of the Rolling Stones.

2. Gimme Shelter:

The opening track of Rolling Stones’ 1969 album “Let It Bleed,” this song is credited for making “Gimme” a customary spelling among other musicians and band. Richards’ rhythm guitar intro and Jagger’s lead vocal makes this song a churned-up mid-tempo rocker.


1. Sympathy for the Devil:

Whenever I watch this song, I think how high the Rolling Stones were while performing. An extremely energetic song which sends a chill down your spine, “Sympathy for the Devil” is backed up by an escalating rock arrangement. This song is the opening track of Rolling Stones’ 1968 album “Beggars Banquet” which is still adored by rock music lovers, dwelling in mad-high condition.

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