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100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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"Backstreet Girl" (1967)


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A Stones song in waltz tempo with accordion? This old-world-flavored folk ballad appeared on the British version of Between the Buttons and featured Jagger in the role of a manor-bred man keeping his mistress in check. It was his favorite Buttons track, and given how slyly it tweaks English class and sexual hypocrisy, it's not hard to see why.


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