100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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96. "Mother's Little Helper" (1966)

A huge hit about a pill-popping mom, propelled by an electric guitar imitating a sitar. "Very strange number," Jagger observed "Like a music-hall number." Richards had no problem with his partner's lyrics: "A lot of the stuff Chuck Berry and early rock writers did was putting down that other generation. We used to laugh at those people."

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