Back in the 1960s, there were many music artists and bands dominating the music scene and one of the rock bands at the top was the Rolling Stones. In fact, many music artists were fans of this band and they were also said to be the rivals of the legendary rock band the Beatles.
It is clear that the Rolling Stones were at the next level because without them even the Beatles would not have created much of the music we hear today, because as a rival these two bands pushed each other to give more and more.
The secondary vocalist of the band, Keith Richards once said, “You’ve got the sun, you’ve got the moon, and you’ve got the Rolling Stones.” That may sound arrogant but the truth is this band is one of a kind and it is not considered one of the greatest for no reason. Well, this is what band members think about the band what about other music artists? well, even the greatest American musician Bob Dylan said that nobody can do it better than Rolling Stone.
However, we are here to talk about the frontman and the lead vocalist of the band, Mick Jagger. Lots of fans were asking about Jagger’s favorite tracks from the band so here we have brought here the favorite track of Jagger. Find out which track it is further in the article.
Mick Jagger’s favorite Rolling Stones song
Although Jagger was in a band, everyone had their own favorite track from the band. For example, the song (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction was the favorite track of the band’s drummer Charlie Watts while Keith Richards preferred their 1968 track Street Fighting Man.
So which track does Jagger prefer? or which track from the Rolling Stones is his favorite? there was a time when people would just guess and pick a song for themselves saying it’s Jagger’s favorite however, Jagger has himself provided us with information.
And according to Jagger himself, his favorite Rolling Stones track is “Gimme Shelter.” This track is from their 10th American and 8th British studio album which they released on November 29, 1969. Furthermore, Jagger once talked about this track and said,
“We thought, ‘Well, it’d be great to have a woman come and do the rape/murder verse,’ or chorus, or whatever you want to call it’. We randomly phoned up this poor lady [Merry Clayton] in the middle of the night, and she arrived in her curlers and proceeded to do that in one or two takes, which is pretty amazing. She came in and knocked off this rather odd lyric. It’s not the sort of lyric you give everyone — ‘Rape, murder / It’s just a shot away’ — but she really got into it, as you can hear on the record. She joins the chorus. It’s been a great live song ever since”
He added, “When it was recorded, early ’69 or something, it was a time of war and tension, so that’s reflected in this tune. It’s still wheeled out when big storms happen, as they did the other week. It’s been used a lot to evoke natural disaster.”
As mentioned this track was written in partnership with Jagger and Richards and according to Richards, he was inspired to write this track by his jealousy because he was jealous when he saw Pallenberg and Jagger together and suspected they were having an affair.
This is certainly the favorite track of many Rolling Stones fans and not only Jagger’s. Moreover, this track is considered to be one of the greatest of all time, well it is no surprise because as Richards said, You’ve got the sun, you’ve got the moon, and you’ve got the Rolling Stones. And they were also giving hit after hit.