Rolling Stone - The 100 Best Singles Of The Last 25 Years July 1989 Issue. 1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones 2. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan 3. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles 4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye 5. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 6. Respect - Aretha Franklin 7. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding 8. Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitar Songs Of All Time (June 2008 issue). Many Thanks To Steve Parker. This Is What Makes A Great Rock & Roll Guitar Sound: An Irresistible Riff; A Solo Or Jam That Takes You Higher Every Time You Hear It; The Final Power Chord That Pins You To The Wall And Makes You Hit Play Again & Again.
• Of the 500 songs, 351 are from the United States and 120 from the United Kingdom; they are followed by Canada, with 13 (a majority of them by ); Ireland, with 12 entries (of which 8 were composed by ); Jamaica, with 7 (most of them by , , and ); Australia, with two (); Sweden () and France (), each with one (note: if the Anglo-Australian group, the [two entries] were counted as Australian, rather than British (nb.
they first achieved success in Australia) the totals would be adjusted to UK - 117, Australia - 4). • The list includes only songs written in , with the sole exception of "" (number 345), sung in Spanish by the American singer-songwriter .
• Few songs written prior to the 1950s are included; some that are listed are 's "" (1936), in the version recorded by , and 's "" (1949). "", listed in the version by English rock band , was recorded at least as early as 1934. ' "" (1950) is based on an earlier song, dating to the 1920s. • There is one instrumental on the list: "" by the American band (number 181).
• The number of songs from each of the decades represented in the 2004 version is as follows: Decade Number of songs Percentage 1940s 1 0.2% 1950s 72 14.4% 1960s 203 40.8% 1970s 142 28.2% 1980s 57 11.4% 1990s 22 4.4% 2000s 3 0.6% • are the most heavily represented musical act, with 23 songs on the list.
, , and are also represented as solo artists. However, Lennon is the only artist to appear twice in the top 10, as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist. The Beatles are followed by (15); (14); (11); (8); , (7); , , , , (6); , , , , , and (5).
• The artists not included on the list of the top 100 artists but having the most songs featured in the list are , , and , each with three songs. • Three songs appear on the list twice, performed by different artists: "", performed by (number 107) and by (number 79); "" by Presley (number 430) and by (number 95); and "" by (number 346) and by (number 293).
• The shortest tracks are "" by running 1:47, "" by (1:52), and 's "" (1:53). • The longest tracks are "" (11:41) by ; "" (11:21) by ; and "" (9:58) by . • Love is the most frequent word used in the songs' lyrics, with 1057 occurrences, followed by I'm (1000 uses), oh (847 uses), know (779 uses), baby (746 uses), got (702 uses), and yeah (656 uses).
In May 2010, Rolling Stone compiled an update, published in a special issue and in digital form for the iPod and iPad. The list differs from the 2004 version, with 26 songs added, all of which are songs from the 2000s except "" by , released in 1994.
The top 25 remained unchanged, but many songs down the list were given different rankings as a result of the inclusion of new songs, causing consecutive shifts among the songs listed in 2004.
The highest-ranked new entry was 's "" (number 100). The number of songs from each decade in the updated version is as follows: Decade Number of songs Percentage 1940s 1 0.2% 1950s 68 13.6% 1960s 196 39.2% 1970s 131 26.2% 1980s 55 11% 1990s 22 4.4% 2000s 26 5.2% Two songs by and two by were added to the list.
Jay-Z is featured in two other new songs on the list: "" by , and "" by . The only artist to have two songs dropped from the list is ; their "" (previously number 114) was the highest-ranked song to have been dropped.
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"Time Is On My Side" was written by songwriter Jerry Ragovoy under the pseudonym Norman Meade. It was first recorded in 1963 by jazz trombone player Kai Winding and his Orchestra. The recording is notable for young talent including Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick, and Dee Dee Warwick while a young Phil Ramone was the recording engineer.
It was released as a single, but it made no chart impact. In 1964, both R&B singer Irma Thomas and the Rolling Stones released cover versions. The Rolling Stones' interpretation of "Time Is On My Side" climbed to #6 on the US pop singles chart becoming the group's first top 10 hit.
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction)" is considered by most observers to be one of the top rock songs of all times. The song was a #1 smash hit in both the US and the UK. The opening guitar riff was originally planned to be replaced by horns. Instead, the riff has become one of the most recognized sounds in the history of rock. The song is the one that clearly defined the Rolling Stones as one of the world's top rock and roll bands.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote "Get Off of My Cloud" in reaction to the rush of expectations of the group after the success of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The single was another big success for the Rolling Stones and it reached #1 on the pop chart for two weeks.
It was included on December's Children (And Everybody's), the fifth studio album released by the group in the US. The album reached #4 on the album chart. "19th Nervous Breakdown" was written while the Rolling Stones were on a concert tour in 1965. The song title came first and then Mick Jagger wrote the rest of the words around it.
Musically, it's notable for what has been referred to as Bill Wyman's "dive bombing" bass line at the end of the song. "19th Nervous Breakdown" climbed to #2 on the US pop singles chart. "Paint It Black" is the first Rolling Stones song to feature the Indian sitar in the arrangement. It is also the first song featuring the instrument to go to #1 on the pop chart.
For the recording, it was played by founding group member Brian Jones. Although the lyrics are primarily about depression using a color metaphor, it caused some controversy when some observers interpreted the song as having a racial motive. "Paint It Black" was a #1 pop hit single in the US, and it is part of the album Aftermath.
The album overall was considered to be an artistic breakthrough for the group. It was the first in which Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote all of the songs, and it featured a wide range of more exotic musical instruments played by Brian Jones.
The album peaked at #2 on the album chart. In "Mother's Little Helper," the Rolling Stones directly addressed the popularity of tranquilizing drugs to help calm contemporary housewives. A key instrumental riff in the song sounds like an Indian sitar, but it is actually a 12-string guitar. "Mother's Little Helper" is the first song on the group's album Aftermath. The song peaked at #8 on the US pop chart. Aftermath reached #2 on the album chart.
The subject of the song "Ruby Tuesday" is in some dispute, but many consider the single of "Ruby Tuesday" on one side and "Let's Spend the Night Together" on the other as one of the greatest double A-side singles of all time. "Ruby Tuesday" received the bulk of radio airplay and hit #1.
The songs were included on the Rolling Stones album Between the Buttons which is considered to be one of the group's best albums in the 1960s.
It reached #2 on the album chart. Released in May 1968, many observers considered "Jumpin' Jack Flash" a return to the Rolling Stones' blues-rock roots after experiments in psychedelic pop.
Mick Jagger has stated that the lyrics are a metaphor for escaping the hard times brought on by all the acid trips during the making of the album Their Satanic Majesties Request. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" is the song played most frequently in concert by the Rolling Stones. It reached #3 on the US pop music chart. brought the song back to the pop top 40 with her cover in 1986.
Ron Wood and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones both appear on the record. The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote "Honky Tonk Women" while on vacation in Brazil. The distinctive opening of the song is the sound of the beat played on a cowbell by producer Jimmy Miller. The group also recorded a country version of the song titled "Country Honk" for inclusion on the Let It Bleed album.
"Honky Tonk Women" was released in the UK the day after former Rolling Stones member Brian Jones was found dead drowned in his swimming pool. The song became a big #1 pop hit in both the US and the UK. "Brown Sugar" is the opening song and lead single from the album Sticky Fingers. The song was debuted live by the group at the tragic Altamont concert in December, 1969, but it was not released until over a year later.
Mick Jagger wrote "Brown Sugar" with his secret girlfriend Marsha Hunt in mind. It was the first single released on Rolling Stones Records and soared to #1 on pop singles chart in the US. The album Sticky Fingers was a major success as well hitting #1 on the album chart and selling more than three million copies.
Continue Reading Below The slow, emotional ballad "Wild Horses" stands out as one of the best ballads recorded by the group. The song has a country rock feel, and Mick Jagger has reported they began writing it when hanging out with Gram Parsons. "Wild Horses" was recorded over three days at the legendary Muscle Shoals, Alabama studios.
It is included on the Sticky Fingers album and peaked at #28 on the US pop singles chart. Mick Jagger says the lyrics for "Tumbling Dice" were inspired by a conversation he had with a housekeeper about gambling. The song was the only top 10 hit single from the Rolling Stones' classic album Exile On Main St.
It peaked at #7 on the pop chart. The album, a two disc set, reached #1 and is considered by many to be the group's best album.
Linda Ronstadt recorded and released a cover version of "Tumbling Dice" in 1978 as a single. It climbed to #32 on the pop singles chart. Although credited to both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Angie" was written primarily by Keith Richards. Speculation through the years about the subject of the song identified David Bowie's first wife Angela and the actress Angie Dickinson as possibilities. In 1993, Keith Richards said that the song was inspired by his baby daughter Dandelion Angela.
Later, in his 2010 autobiography, Keith Richards said the title was chosen arbitrarily. The song "Angie" went straight to #1 on the pop singles chart in the US. It was included on the album Goats Head Soup which was also a big hit peaking at #1 on the album chart. The Rolling Stones wrote and recorded "It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)" as a reaction against judgments from the press about the quality of each of the group's releases.
It's a call to not take their music as seriously. David Bowie sang backup vocals on the record. It was released in July 1974 and climbed to #16 on the US pop singles chart. Mick Jagger insists that "Miss You" wasn't designed to be a disco record, but Keith Richards says it was designed that way from the beginning. "Miss You" remains one of the best disco recordings by the many mainstream artists who experimented with the new form.
The song soared to #1 on the pop singles chart and #6 on the disco chart. It received heavy play in discos. It also broke into the top 40 on R&B chart. The album Some Girls was the only Rolling Stones collection to be nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy Award. It was a #1 chart smash. Emotional Rescue was the first Rolling Stones album recorded after Keith Richards was exonerated of Toronto drug charges. If he had been convicted, he could have spent years in prison.
The title cut and lead single was heavily influenced by disco. The album cover art used a thermographic photo technique by artist Roy Adzak. They register heat emissions. A music video designed to promote the song also incorporated thermographic photography. "Emotional Rescue" hit #3 on the pop singles chart, and the album reached the top of the album chart. The basic track for "Start Me Up" was recorded in 1978 during the sessions for the Some Girls album.
It originally was reggae oriented and was ultimately shelved after multiple takes. "Start Me Up" was recorded with what was called the "bathroom reverb" which came from recording some of the drum and vocal tracks in the bathroom of the Power Station recording studio.
"Start Me Up" reached #2 on the US pop singles chart, and it kicked off the album Tattoo You which hit #1 on the album chart. Mick Jagger was the primary songwriter for "Undercover of the Night." It was the first single from the Rolling Stones album Undercover. The song was influenced by the Williams S. Burroughs novel Cities of the Red Night, a story of political and sexual repression. It is one of the few Rolling Stones that tackles political subject matter. "Undercover of the Night" climbed to #9 on the pop singles chart and the album Undercover reached #4 on the album chart.
"Harlem Shuffle" was originally written and recorded by the R&B duo Bob and Earl in 1963. They took it to #44 on the pop singles chart. In 1986, the Rolling Stones released a cover version of the song as the lead single from their album Dirty Work.
Bobby Womack sings backing vocals on the recording. "Harlem Shuffle" climbed to #5 on the pop singles chart and #4 on the dance chart. The accompanying music video was directed by legendary animation director Ralph Bakshi. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote "Mixed Emotions" while on vacation in Barbados, and the group recorded it in Montserrat. It is a straightforward rock song. The piano and organ is played by Chuck Leavell, a former member of the Allman Brothers Band who played as a touring musician with the Rolling Stones.
"Mixed Emotions" climbed to #5 on the US pop chart and became the group's final top 10 pop hit so far. It is included on the Steel Wheels album that climbed to #3 on the album chart, the group's highest charting album since 1981's Tattoo You. Steel Wheels was the last full-length album recorded before the departure of bass player Bill Wyman.
1 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan This song if a movement of its own. - queen11 Arguably the best anthem ever written or performed. This song deserves to be the #1 song of all time Without a doubt. Skewers the 60s. Prefigures the decline to come. The most astringent antidote to the other garbage on this list.
4 Imagine - John Lennon Within this song, he captured everything that music is supposed to do. Make you think, make you smile, make you cry, and of course relate it to yourself in some kind of way.
Imagine- Music evokes Imagination.. Truly amazing. RIP John Are you smoking crack! You think Dillon is better the Lennon? Put your pipe down, imagine is hands down the most influential song of all time Its helped us from Lennon's death to 9/11. - queen11 This should be #1 5 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Best Guitar Solo in the World... Best guitar solo ever Best A Metalica song before this ONE? what! Are you kidding me?! Every MetaliCA song combined does not even come Close to Freebird!
To anybody with 1/2 a brain shhould know The song FREEBIRD should be #1, Period! And yes, Free Bird is a legendary song. Sorry if I got a bit aggressive. - Metarock 9 Enter Sandman - Metallica If you're going to put a Metallica on the top 10 it should be Master of Puppets or maybe Creeping Death. I personally dislike this song.
I believe the...And Justice For All album was the beginning of their downfall. Flying The flag of Heavy metal! My first metal song, that's classic My third metal song I listened to, after an Iron Maiden and Disturbed song. - Powerfultekin This song shouldn't even be in the top One Thousand! Hey any of you Morons ever heard of BLACK SABATH?!
(who by the way INVENTED Heavy Metal)?! Or how JudaJudas Priest?! Iron Maiden?! Who's songs aren't een othis list?! What a Joke! Metalica's such an Overrated band who's lack of talent doesn't even come anywhere close to the previous mentioned bands! Anybody with a low IQ should know this! Metallica lacks talent?
They're not the most talented metal band, but they have talent. And I agree with you on Enter Sandman being too high. - Metarock 10 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Maybe Dillon's "Like a Rolling Stone" could be #1 along with a few others, but this is supposed to be Rock-n-Roll! Stairway fits that spot. Some of these listed should not even be close to the top. Amazing amazing song! For any mood! This song gives inspiration to all generations. 'stairway to heaven' and 'like a rolling stone' are iconic.
both should be at the top. The Contenders 11 Hey Jude - The Beatles GREAT Beatles song, second only to Something, too bad they did not stay together longer.. Don't let the writing credits fool you. Paul McCartney wrote this all his own. Lennon had nothing to do with it. - queen11 Well the rolling stone's kinda biased towards The Beatles.. - InZamous Easily number 2 all-time behind Stairway...which is listed at 10?
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