#5: "Get Off Of My Cloud." Would have to sum up this song with "young rebellion." Hitting the radio in 1965. Personal favorite lyric: "Then in flies a guy who's all dressed up - like a Union Jack."
#4: "Jumpin' Jack Flash." I would have to say that the opening guitar sound has to be one of the most recognizable in rock history. During their "Zip Code" tour, they opened their shows with this. I had to chance to see them twice on that tour. Big memories. Must be why this song made the list.
#3: "Miss You." While many decry The Stones succumbing to disco, I just can't get enough of this one. It's got a smokey, soulful feel with strong themes of desire. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, this 1978 song has some Billy Preston influence.
#2: "Let's Spend The Night Together." While The Beatles were generally the "the good boys," Jagger and the Boys were bad. And I like it. This innuendo-laden song is filled with a driving groove and catchy, ear-wormy lyrics.
#1: "Can't You Hear Me Knocking." The opening lick to this song and the "door knock" drum beat by Charlie Watts are heard to beat. The back half of this song is definitely a jam session. Word has it that this was recorded in one take (RollingStone.com).
More love: Have to show some love to "Midnight Rambler," "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)," "Monkey Man," and "You Can't Always Get What You Want."
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