500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Rolling Stones, 'Miss You'

498. The Rolling Stones, 'Miss You'

Writers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Producers: The Glimmer Twins
Released: May '78, Rolling Stones
20 weeks; No. 1

The Stones were in Toronto, rehearsing for their classic gigs at the El Mocambo Club, when Jagger, jamming with R&B legend Billy Preston, came up with "Miss You." With a disco groove and a touch of the blues via a harmonica player they found in a Paris subway, it became the band's first Number One hit in five years. "It's not really about a girl," Jagger said. "The feeling of longing is what the song is."

Appears on: Some Girls (Virgin)


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