100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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89. "Let It Loose" (1972)

The big soul ballad on Exile is also the album's longest song. Jagger sings about watching friends fall apart and lovers fade away, as he staggers through a long night of sex, booze and the bedroom blues. His whisper-to-a-scream vocals build over piano, horns and those dramatic drum fills in the final choruses. Somehow the Stones have never played it live – but Phish have.

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