'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)'
In the liner notes to the 1993 compilation 'Jump Back' Mick Jagger says, "The idea of the song has to do with our public persona at the time. I was getting a bit tired of people having a go, all that, 'oh, it's not as good as their last one' business. The single sleeve had a picture of me with a pen digging into me as if it were a sword. It was a lighthearted, anti-journalistic sort of thing."
'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
In 2000, Britney Spears covered the song on her 'Oops...I Did it Again' album, but when "she found herself in an elevator with Mick Jagger, she had no idea who he was."
'Start Me Up'
The lead single off the Stones' 1981 album 'Tattoo You,' the song was later used in Microsoft's Windows 95 marketing campaign -- although Microsoft paid significantly less than the $14 million rumored.
'Beast of Burden'
'Paint It, Black'
Keith Richards has said that this song was not intended to have a comma in its title, but that it was subsequently added by the record label.
'Sympathy for the Devil'
Part of the lyrics refer to the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy. The Stones were in the middle of recording the song when Robert was killed, resulting in a lyric change form "Who killed Kennedy?" to "Who killed the Kennedys?"
'Honky Tonk Women'
This Rolling Stones song was inspired by Brazilian gauchos at the ranch where Jagger and Richards were vacationing in late 1968. The song was originally written as an acoustic 1930s classic country song but the group decided to change it to the familiar riff-based, electric hit.
'Jumpin' Jack Flash'
Mick Jagger attributes the inspiration behind this 1968 song to Keith Richards' gardener, Jack Dyer, whom Richards referred to as "Jumpin' Jack." In the original studio version, Richards played the bass and floor tom, as well as acoustic and electric guitar while Jagger provided lead vocals and played the notable maracas.