Top 100 singles of all time: 70 – The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

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I think both the inclusion and the placement of the Stones in my list are appropriate. The Rolling Stones are one of the most obnoxiously overhyped bands in the history of music, but this song is f***ing phenomenal. It is, without doubt, one of the very finest pieces of music ever to be committed to vinyl. The 70th finest, in my opinion.  Continue reading