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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Rolling Stones Deep Cuts

These tracks weren’t released as singles, but they remain some of the most memorable tunes in rock history

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The Rolling Stones in London in 1964.

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The Rolling Stones tend to center their concerts around their vast catalog of hits, but Mick Jagger tells us that this summer's tour will also highlight some lesser-known tunes from Sticky Fingers. Nothing is confirmed, but it seems quite possible they're going to play "Sister Morphine" and "Moonlight Mile" for the first time since the 1990s. This inspired us to ask our readers to vote on the band's best deep cuts. We counted anything that wasn't a hit. Here are the results. 

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The Rolling Stones in London in 1964.

Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty

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“Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”

It's pretty clear that Sticky Fingers is popular album among Stones aficionados – half of this list comes from that album. On "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," Keith Richards melds with new bandmate Mick Taylor perfectly, and the song ends with a jam that sounds like the best piece of music Carlos Santana never recorded. It was captured in a single take and Richards didn't even realize he was being recorded, but the back-and-forth is recreated every time the group plays the song live. The Stones didn't bring "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" out much at the time, but in 2002 it finally entered their regular rotation. 

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