100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

Michael Putland/Getty Images50/100

50. "Rip This Joint" (1972)

"[Mick] didn't like 'Rip This Joint' – it was too fast," recalled Richards. This rockabilly jump-blues blaster – with session man Bill Plummer on upright bass and two kick-ass Bobby Keys solos – is a crazy American travelogue in which even President Nixon is holding dope for the band. If it's not the fastest Stones song ever, it's one of the hottest.

Back to Top