100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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49. "Dandelion" (1967)

"Dandelion" is the gorgeously moody peak of the Stones' brief fling with psychedelic pop, highlighted by Jones' harpsichord. Even in the Summer of Love, the Stones weren't the types to put on a smiley face. At the height of flower power, fresh out of jail, they were more interested in singing "Blow away, dandelion." As Richards put it a few years later, "We didn't have a chance to go through too much flower power because of the bust. We're outlaws." Richards named his first daughter after the song – although she decided to go by her middle name, Angela, instead.

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