The 10 best Rolling Stones songs of all time
On July 12, 1962, a band then known as the Rollin' Stones took the stage for the first time ever at the Marquee Jazz Club in London, England. In Keith Richards' 2010 memoir, Life, the guitarist recalled borrowing money from Mick Jagger's father to rent equipment for the debut gig, where the young men played covers of blues classics and had something to prove. The band eventually formalized its name by adding a proper "g" to the moniker inspired by a Muddy Waters song, cementing the Rolling Stones as one of the most universally recognized names in music.
Sixty years later, the band returns to the road this summer, weaving across Europe in celebration of the unprecedented milestone. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood will be playing for the first time since the loss of their beloved drummer Charlie Watts, who died in August 2021.
To celebrate the band's longevity and insatiable desire to bring live music to the masses, we've ranked the top 10 Rolling Stones songs of all time. Read on to see if you agree.