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Top 10 Rolling Stones Songs

Rolling Stones songs undoubtedly revolutionized music in the last century. In playing a crucial role in the British Invasion, The Rolling Stones single-handedly defined an entire generation with their pioneering marriage of music, style, aesthetic, and attitude. Needless to say, AOL Radio listeners agree and have voted on the Top 10 Rolling Stones songs by Mick, Keith, and the rest of the gang.
10
'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."
Rolling Stones It's Only Rock and Roll
09
'(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."
Rolling Stones Satisfaction
08
'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.
Rolling Stones Start Me Up
07
'Beast of Burden'
Bette Midler covered this Rolling Stones song on her 1983 'No Frills' album, but changed the lyrics from "Pretty, pretty, girls" to "My little sister is a pretty, pretty girl." Midler's music video featured Jagger playing Midler's boyfriend.
Rolling Stones Beast Of Burden
06
'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.
Rolling Stones Paint It, Black
05
'Gimme Shelter'
Our No. 6 Rolling Stones song has become a signature theme in Martin Scorsese's gangster films including 'Goodfellas', 'Casino' and most recently 'The Departed'.
Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
04
'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?"
Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet
03
'Miss You'
In 2002, this hit -- featured on the 1978 album 'Some Girls' -- was included in the soundtrack for 'Austin Powers in Goldmember' as a remix by hip-hop producer Dr. Dre.
Rolling Stones Miss You
02
'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.
Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women
01
'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.
Rolling Stones Jumpin Jack Flash
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