Take a look at the below list of The Rolling Stones Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. The Rolling Stones are probably the oldest rock- and-roll band in history. Owing to this, they have acquired too much experience in the industry enabling them to produce smash hits over that time. They have been hailed as the greatest band in rock-and-roll ever. The band has had a firm anchor courtesy of the talented songwriter Keith Richards and the lead singer, the legend, Mick Jagger. With such a long-lived career that has been hailed as legendary, it is possible to come up with several lists of their best ten songs. This would imply, therefore, that the songs we will record here are subjective. It is painful to omit some, but we hope you will agree with a high percentage of this top ten list.
List of Top 10 songs by The Rolling Stones Till 2017
‘Angie’ carried quite a lurid topic. It is a plea to the wife of David Bowie at the time after she had allegedly caught Jagger in bed with her husband. The notes do not overshadow the longing and sorrow in the song. Jagger’s vocals that harbor a desperate tone are well complemented by the piano and an acoustic guitar. All this make it an all-time best.
9. Fool to Cry
‘Black and Blue’ was the lazy album of 1976. ‘Fool to Cry’ was part of this album that was released in between the albums ‘Some Girls’ and ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.’ This song, however, featured one of the most emotionally powering and stirring performances by Jagger. It became a top 10 hit which proved just how influential the band was at the time.
8. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?
Despite its position on this list, this song has all it takes to contend for the top 5 position. It is a long song, and so one gets bonus entertainment. The song begins as an ordinary rock song and as it progresses, we get to enjoy some conga drums, sexy saxophone and some excellent riffing courtesy of the guitar. These features continue to play for about seven minutes. It is dynamism at its best, and the band could not have done it better.
7. Rocks Off
It is the track that comes first in the album ‘Exile on Mainstreet’- the album that has long been considered a unique masterpiece from the Rolling Stones. ‘Rocks Off’ could have passed off like any other ordinary song had it been from any other band. The Rolling Stones gave it life which instilled an electrifying feeling typical of their live shows. It is a composition wealthy of auditory bliss. From the guitar to the swelling choruses, it is proof of their hard work. The horns that set in several moments into the song cultivate such an epic build-up.
6. Beast of Burden
‘Beast of Burden,’ like other compositions from this legendary band, is rich in quality that is way above its complexity. It is a slow song- something that adds some sexiness to it. On top of this, it is beautified the more by some nice guitar riff and swaggering vocals. The trick to the success of the song was the soulful play it possesses on top of its quality lyrics. These two aspects are very characteristic of the Rolling Stones. This is one of the The Rolling Stones Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
5. Start Me Up
This song came off the album ‘Tattoo You’ and was released in 1981. It was a great album that was like a small oasis in a desert. Before this album, the band had produced slothful records. Methinks they had become content with the success they had achieved in the early stages of their career. ‘Tattoo You’ was their last best album. I don’t know whether they had saved the best for their last, but this album happened to carry some of the best songs by the Rolling Stones. ‘Start Me Up’ had Jagger singing with quite some defensive authority.
4. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ is a famous phrase that represents a clear sentiment by humanity. It is this universal view upon which this song was built upon. The phrase is so cliché, but the band spiced it up with horn reveries and heavenly choirs. The song boasts a steady build up that, rightfully so, creates a great song.
3. Miss You
‘Miss You’ came off another rejuvenated album titled ‘Some Girls’ in 1978. It was after some years of which they had experienced dwindling glory. The song came into imitating disco and punk that were enjoying some widespread airplay at the time. In ‘Miss You,’ Jagger naturally strikes a disco pause and pulls an all-time best performance. It was these features that made it the best single from the album.
2. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
It was a single released in 1968. The song is brought alive by the legendary Jagger with his epic vocals. The band injected plenty of creativity into the song that has stood out on a pedestal to date. The band also throws in energy that shows just how passionate they are about prospering. The song is pure rock. The guitar riff and the lyrics brought a masterpiece like no other.
1. Gimme Shelter
This song is a pure menace. From the phenomenal riff, as it starts, we can foretell a tsunami is in the offing. The tsunami shakes us once the duet of Merry Clayton and Jagger attack the chorus with shouts. It was an epic hit off the album ‘let It Bleed’ of 1969. The song’s mood is perfect. ‘Gimme Shelter’ is a perfect craft of the loose ends of different genres. The song was something out of this world.
New Songs by the Rolling Stones 2016-2017.
The Rolling Stones has decided to go back to their roots. The band is set to release a new album on 2017. The new album titled ‘Blue and Lonesome’ is inspired by their past hits with reference to even the source material.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll fraternity cannot wait to bring back the old times this December. The band they grew to love will be making in-roads into the past masterpieces preserving the good times that were. The Rolling Stones will surely go down in history as the best entertainers.