Joeys Top 10s: The Rolling Stones

Rolling stones are still rocking through the ages



Rolling the stones of time and ranking their top ten songs.


On this top ten list, I will be covering The Rolling Stones, one of the bands in the top echelon of music history and easily one of the most recognizable ever. The Rolling Stones have so many classic songs, here are my rankings.

  1. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

Arguably one of the most well-known guitar riffs (and songs for that matter) of all time, “Satisfaction” is one of the songs that catapulted The Rolling Stones to stardom and eventually immortality. This song is a true representative of the “rock and roll” era of the 1960s and 70s.

  1. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

I really love the gospel-inspired vocals throughout this song, it really sounds like Mick Jagger is giving a sermon and the background vocals are the church choir. It is a really fun listen.

  1. “Gimme Shelter”

A haunting reverb-rich guitar intro paired with ethereal vocals combine to make this goosebump-inducing introduction to one of the most celebrated songs of the classic rock era. One of the best parts of the song is the backup vocalist singing in the bridge of the song, her voice is incredibly powerful and you can ever hear someone in the band yell “Woo!” after a particularly impressive vocal run.

  1. “Dead Flowers”

This song is pretty sarcastic, seemingly about a failed friendship/relationship between the storyteller and someone named Susie. The most damning line of the song is “Send me dead flowers to my wedded and I won’t forget to put roses on your grave.”

  1. “Tumbling Dice”

This song used to drive me up the wall, my dad would play it on car rides on repeat for what felt like hours. I had not heard it for probably ten years until I saw The Rolling Stones in concert. I knew every word to the song and it has become one of my all-time favorites and realized why my dad played it so much (it is a really good song).

  1. “Miss You”

The Rolling Stones wrote a disco song? And it was a hit?! “Miss You” is just about one of the catchiest songs out there. It is slightly weird to hear a blue blood of the rock-and-roll era write a disco song, but it works so well and is incredibly written.

  1. “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”

The intro guitar riff is one of the best bluesy licks of all time and that is what propels this song to the number four slot on my list, the song runs a little bit too long for my taste, around seven minutes in total, but Keith Richards gives a blues guitar masterclass.

  1. “Start Me Up”

An absolutely iconic guitar riff opens “Start Me Up” (like, seriously one of the best of all time), and it only gets better from there. This song is much better listened to than described.

  1. “Beast Of Burden”

Starting off with a tasty guitar riff, I perceive “Beast Of Burden” to tell the story of a man who does not want to be a drag on his relationship with his girlfriend. Whenever I get in a slump playing the guitar and can not think of anything to write or play,  I usually start playing the intro riff to “Beast Of Burden” for inspiration.

  1. “Sympathy For The Devil”

Whenever this song plays on shuffle I get goosebumps. The introductory drumbeat is noticeable from the start and creates a wonderfully creepy atmosphere, especially when combined with Jaggers sultry vocals. This song can also be found on my top 10 spooky song list, it is truly one of my favorite songs.