View Full Version : Is it possible to make a real Stones "Greatest Hits" double CD?

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-11-2006, 11:08:15
You can't get away with fewer than 15 tracks per CD, so we need to see if they had 30 songs worthy of inclusion.

Here we go...

Greg W
11-11-2006, 11:12:50
Oooh, gee, I reckon you'd get close...

Greg W
11-11-2006, 11:18:50
Personal tastes may vary a lot, but...

1. Sympathy for the Devil
2. Honky Tonk Woman
3. Brown Sugar
4. Satisfaction
5. Paint it Black
6. Jumpin' Jack Flash
7. Gimme Shelter
8. You Can't Always Get What You Want
9. Start Me Up
10. Midnight Rambler
11. Harlem Shuffle
12. It's Only Rock and Roll
13. Angie
14. Tumblin' Dice
15. Beast of Burden

And that's not mentioning all their "Time is on your side" style tracks, which I am personally over.

11-11-2006, 12:28:02
This is supposedly a list of all their songs, released and unreleased: http://www.keno.org/Songlistnlyrics.htm
I don't know how up to date it is, but the new stuff hardly matters does it?

Anyway, this would be a pretty good 17 track best of :

1. Play With Fire
2. Satisfaction
3. Jumpin' Jack Flash
4. Brown Sugar
5. Sympathy for the Devil
6. Paint it Black
7. Mothers Little Helper
8. Gimme Shelter
9. You Can't Always Get What You Want
10. Start Me Up
11. Get Off Of My Cloud
13. 19th Nervous Breakdown
14. Stray Cat Blues
15. Not Fade Away
16. Wild Horses
17. Gunface - BONUS TRACK - (a song I don't know, but picked not only for its awesome title, but for the fact it attempts to rhyme "chic" with "obselete")

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-11-2006, 14:57:29
Let's give it a go.

1- Play with fire
2- Satisfaction
3- Paint it black
4- Get off my cloud
5- 19th nervous breakdown
6- We love you
7- 2000 light years from home
8- Gimme shelter
9- You can't always get what you want
10- Mother's little helper
11- Wild horses
12- Jumpin' Jack Flash
13- Brown sugar
14- Midnight rambler
15- Tumblin' dice
16- Memo from Turner
(pedants will screech that this doesn't count as it's technically a Jagger solo composition, but it's great and it's going in)
17- Sister Morphine
18- Street fighting man

Nope- can't do it.

Greg W
11-11-2006, 22:43:31
As I said, comes down to personal taste really. I can't believe you left off:
Sympathy for the Devil
Honky Tonk Woman
Start Me Up
Harlem Shuffle
It's Only Rock and Roll
Beast of Burden

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-11-2006, 11:01:52
Oh yes- add Sympathy for the Devil and Honky Tonk Woman. We're still way short.

Scabrous Birdseed
12-11-2006, 11:03:55
How about something early? Not Fade Away or something.

13-11-2006, 09:19:11
Does Brown Sugar really merit a place? Isn't it just a bit shit?

13-11-2006, 12:09:11
It's better than It's Only Rock & Roll, one of the most moronic songs ever, or Angie, the kind of shit Rod Stewart usually peddles.

13-11-2006, 12:12:55
Oh agreed, I just noticed that you and Laz both put it on and it'd be a definite skipper for me.

C.G.B. Spender
13-11-2006, 13:56:46
Just take all songs from "Emotional Rescue" ...

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-11-2006, 17:51:30
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
How about something early? Not Fade Away or something.

I think you're pushing it by including covers.

And I like "Brown sugar".

Scabrous Birdseed
13-11-2006, 20:18:59
Their first three albums were composed almost entirely of covers. Are you going to ignore that phase in their history? I much prefer the original of, say, "Time is on my Side", but I think "Not Fade Away" is fairly representative of the young, hungry, R&B-influenced Stones.

Scabrous Birdseed
13-11-2006, 20:32:19
Anyway, how about:

The Last Time
Ruby Tuesday
Let's Spend the Night Together

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-11-2006, 22:03:29
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Their first three albums were composed almost entirely of covers..

Yes, but they got better.

14-11-2006, 09:53:48
regardless y'all might think it's banal and stupid and don't like it, Under My Thumb was definitely a Stones Classic and a hit here...

worth to get in as filler, at least

although I'd never put it above Paint It Black, like the site guy did

Lazarus and the Gimp
14-11-2006, 14:42:49
Funny how "We love you" often gets overlooked. It's a great track- one of the best examples of psychedelia when it's edging into bad-trip territory.

14-11-2006, 15:09:12
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed

Let's Spend the Night Together

would definitely be on my list

Greg W
15-11-2006, 09:26:49
I'd be tempted to put Country Tonk on there as well. :nervous:

03-12-2006, 05:19:14
40 Licks is the best you'll find.