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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Rolling Stones Songs of the 1980s

See what song managed to beat “Emotional Rescue,” “Waiting on a Friend” and “She’s So Cold”

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CANADA - APRIL 01: Photo of ROLLING STONES and Mick JAGGER and Ron WOOD and Keith RICHARDS; L-R Mick Jagger, Ron Wood and Keith Richards performing on stage at the Oshawa Civic Auditorium, playing a benefit concert after Keith Richards' drug bust (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)

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The Rolling Stones headed into the 1980s with a lot of momentum. Their 1978 LP Some Girls was a huge commercial comeback after a series of disappointing releases, and 1980's Emotional Rescue was a sign they were quite willing to continue their experimentation with dance music. The following year they stunned most everyone when "Start Me Up" from their new disc Tattoo You exploded onto radio. They launched a worldwide stadium tour, but when it wrapped vicious infighting kept them off the road for seven years. They somehow kept making music this whole time, though. We asked our readers to select their favorite Stones songs of the 1980s. Here are the results. 

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