100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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26. "Shattered" (1978)

Welcome to New York, from your tour guide, Mick Jagger: "Laughter, joy and loneliness/And sex and sex and sex and sex." It's one of the all-time great songs about the city, from the pimps on Seventh Avenue to the bedbugs uptown. It's also one of the Stones' most uproarious rockers, with a sludge-guitar riff and a flurry of "sha-doobie" grunts that steal some thunder back from punk rock. As Jagger said, "How I remember it is Keith had this riff and this line, 'sha-doobie,' and I came up with the melody and the lyrics, all that stuff about New York, after the track was cut."

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