The 20 Best Rolling Stones Songs From The '60s And '70s
Written by Sarah Norman
The Stones In Their Glory Era
Picking the 20 best Rolling Stones songs from the '60s and '70s is like picking our 20 favorite gold bars at Fort Knox. Between 1962 and 1980 the Rolling Stones released a slew of apocalyptic, bluesy tunes tinged with sex and sadness that had that special thing that made them connect people across the world. This could very well be a list of 50 or 100 songs, but we wanted to distill the band down to their very essence of their greatest eras.
This isn't to say that the Stones stopped putting out good music when the clock struck midnight on January 1, 1980. Tracks like "Start Me Up" and "Thru and Thru" prove that the band still has the magic touch, but rather than get into the modern era let's focus on the band during some of the most tumultuous and musically prolific years of their career.