100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs


"Sister Morphine" (1971)

The Rolling Stones
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"Here I lie, in my hospital bed" goes the creepy opening line, and from Richards' grim strums to guest Ry Cooder's sinister slide guitar, things only get more beautifully macabre. Debate still rages as to whether it's about Jagger's then-paramour, Marianne Faithfull (she even had a part in writing it). Whatever the case, it's one of the Stones' starkest, scariest recordings.

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