Rolling Stones Songs & Biggest Hits – Top 10 All-Time

Last Updated: May 31, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band that formed in 1962. They are still producing hits including Doom and Gloom. However, their hits never stop and have been passed along through generations. They have one of the most recognizable symbols of the mouth with the tongue sticking out.

top rolling stones songs

Current Members:

  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals (1962–present)
  • Keith Richards – guitars, keyboards (1962–present)
  • Charlie Watts – drums, percussion (1963–present)
  • Ronnie Wood – guitars, saxophone, drums (1975–present)

Past Members:

  • Mick Taylor – guitars (1969–1974)
  • Brian Jones – guitars, harmonica, keyboards, etc (1962–1969)
  • Ian Stewart – keyboards, percussion (1962–1963)
  • Bill Wyman – bass guitar, marimba, keyboards, percussion (1962–1993)
  • Tony Chapman – drums (1962–1963)
  • Dick Taylor – bass guitar (1962)

The Best Rolling Stones Songs

#1 Paint It, Black
Released in 1966
On Album: Aftermath
Paint It, Black reached number one on the Billboard Top 100 in 1966. In the US, it was the first number-one single to feature the sitar instrument.

I look inside myself
And see my heart is black
I see my red door
I must have it painted black

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#2 Gimme Shelter
Released in 1969
On Album: Let It Bleed
A song that signified the times of the Vietnam War and violence.

A flood is threatening
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or I’m gonna fade away

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#3 Sympathy For The Devil
Released in 1973
On Album: Beggars Banquet
The song looks at life from Lucifer’s point of view.

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

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#4 Brown Sugar
Released in 1971
On Album: Sticky Fingers
One of the greatest guitar songs of all-time too!

Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown Sugar, just like a black girl should

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#5 You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Released in 1969
On Album: Honky Tonk Woman (A-Side)
You can’t always get what you want but hopefully you get what you need. A bit uplifting at the same time a slap in the face of reality.

I saw her today at the reception
A glass of wine in her hand
I knew she was gonna meet her connection
At her feet was her footloose man

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#6 Start Me Up
Released in 1981
On Album: Tattoo You

You make a grown man cry
Spread out the oil, the gasoline
I walk smooth, ride in a mean, mean machine
Start it up

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#7 Honky Tonk Woman
Released in 1965
On Album: You Can’t Always Get What You Want (B-Side)

It’s the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues

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#8 Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Released in 1968
On Album: Child of the Moon (B-Side)

I was crowned with a spike right thru my head
But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas
But it’s all right, I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash

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#9 I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction)
Released in 1965
On Album: Out of Our Heads

That’s what I say, I can’t get no, I can’t get no
I can’t get no satisfaction, no satisfaction

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#10 Wild Horses
Released in 1971
On Album: Sticky Fingers

You know I can’t let you
Slide through my hands
Wild horses
Couldn’t drag me away

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The Rolling Stones Highest-Ranking Songs – UK

  • #1 It’s All Over Now, 1964
  • #1 Little Red Rooster, 1964
  • #1 The Last Time, 1965
  • #1 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, 1965
  • #1 Get Off of My Cloud, 1965
  • #1 Paint It Black, 1966
  • #1 Jumpin’ Jack Flash, 1968
  • #1 Honky Tonk Women, 1969
  • #2 19th Nervous Breakdown, 1966
  • #2 Brown Sugar, 1971
  • #3 Not Fade Away, 1964
  • #3 Let’s Spend the Night Together, 1967
  • #3 Ruby Tuesday, 1967
  • #3 Miss You, 1978
  • #5 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?, 1966
  • #5 Tumbling Dice, 1972
  • #5 Angie, 1973
  • #6 Fool to Cry, 1976
  • #7 Start Me Up, 1981
  • #8 We Love You, 1967
  • #8 Dandelion, 1967
  • #9 Emotional Rescue, 1980
  • #10 It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It), 1974
  • #11 Undercover of the Night, 1983
  • #12 I Wanna Be Your Man, 1963
  • #12 Like a Rolling Stone (Live), 1995
  • #13 Harlem Shuffle, 1986
  • #14 Love Is Strong, 1994
  • #14 Sympathy for the Devil (Remix), 2003
  • #15 Streets of Love, 2005

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