The Rolling Stones Classic Albums Timeline

1964

The Rolling Stones

'route 66' and 'walking the dog' very blues oriented

Tracks
  1. Route 66 2:20
  2. I Just Want to Make Love to You 2:17
  3. Honest I Do 2:09
  4. I Need You Baby 3:33
  5. Now I've Got a Witness (Like Uncle Phil and Uncle Gene) 2:29
  6. Little by Little 2:39
  7. I'm a King Bee 2:35
  8. Carol 2:33
  9. Tell Me (You're Coming Back) 4:05
  10. Can I Get a Witness 2:55
  11. You Can Make It If You Try 2:01
  12. Walking the Dog 3:10
1964

12 x 5

Tracks
  1. Around and Around 3:00
  2. Confessin' the Blues 2:45
  3. Empty Heart 2:35
  4. Time Is on My Side 2:50
  5. Good Times
  6. Bad Times 2:28
  7. It's All Over Now 3:20
  8. 2120 South Michigan Avenue 2:08
  9. Under the Boardwalk 2:45
  10. Congradulations 2:25
  11. Grown Up Wrong 2:04
  12. If You Need Me 2:00
  13. Susie Q 1:59
1965

The Rolling Stones Now

still bluesy

Tracks
  1. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love 2:57
  2. Down Home Girl 4:15
  3. You Can't Catch Me 4:30
  4. Heart of Stone 2:49
  5. What a Shame 2:50
  6. Mona (I Need You Baby) 3:55
  7. Down the Road Apiece 3:00
  8. Off the Hook 2:35
  9. Pain in My Heart 2:12
  10. Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin') 2:06
  11. Little Red Rooster 3:00
  12. Surprise
  13. Surprise 2:20
1965

Out of Our Heads

the hit '(I Can't Get No) satisfaction' which gave them worldwide success

Tracks
  1. Mercy Mercy 2:45
  2. Hitch Hike 2:22
  3. The Last Time 3:35
  4. That's How Strong My Love Is 2:23
  5. Good Times 1:57
  6. I'm All Right 2:21
  7. Satisfaction 3:45
  8. Cry to Me 3:08
  9. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man 3:10
  10. Play With Fire 2:15
  11. The Spider and the Fly 3:30
  12. One More Try 1:58
1966

Aftermath

features 'under my thumb'

Tracks
  1. Mothers Little Helper 2:40
  2. Stupid Girl 2:52
  3. Lady Jane 3:06
  4. Under My Thumb 3:20
  5. Doncha Bother Me 2:35
  6. Goin' Home 11:35
  7. Flight 505 3:25
  8. High and Dry 3:06
  9. Out of Time 5:15
  10. It's Not Easy 2:52
  11. I Am Waiting 3:10
  12. Take It or Leave It 2:47
  13. Think 3:10
  14. What to Do 2:30
1967

Between the Buttons

Tracks
  1. Yesterday's Papers 2:20
  2. My Obsession 3:20
  3. Back Street Girl 3:22
  4. Connection 2:13
  5. She Smiled Sweetly 2:42
  6. Cool
  7. Calm and Collected 4:15
  8. All Sold Out 2:15
  9. Please Go Home 3:14
  10. Who's Been Sleeping Here? 3:51
  11. Complicated 3:18
  12. Miss Amanda Jones 2:48
  13. Something Happened to Me Yesterday 4:58
1967

Their Satanic Majesties Request

Psychedelic Rock

Tracks
  1. Sing This All Together 3:46
  2. Citadel 2:50
  3. In Another Land 3:13
  4. 2000 Man 3:05
  5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens) 7:58
  6. She's a Rainbow 4:35
  7. The Lantern 4:24
  8. Gomper 5:12
  9. 2000 Light Years From Home 4:45
  10. On With the Show 3:40
1968

Beggars Banquet

Tracks
  1. Sympathy for the Devil 6:18
  2. No Expectations 3:56
  3. Dear Doctor 3:22
  4. Parachute Woman 2:20
  5. Jig-Saw Puzzle 6:06
  6. Street Fighting Man 3:16
  7. Prodigal Son 2:52
  8. Stray Cat Blues 4:37
  9. Factory Girl 2:09
  10. Salt of the Earth 4:47
1969

Let It Bleed

The year Brian Jones died and the infamous Altamont gig violence

Tracks
  1. Gimmie Shelter 4:30
  2. Love in Vain 4:18
  3. Country Honk 3:00
  4. Live With Me 3:35
  5. Let It Bleed 5:27
  6. Midnight Rambler 6:52
  7. You Got the Silver 2:51
  8. Monkey Man 4:12
  9. You Can't Always Get What You Want 7:28
1971

Sticky Fingers

featuring the iconic tongue and lips logo designed by Andy Warhol.

Tracks
  1. Brown Sugar 3:50
  2. Sway 3:45
  3. Wild Horses 5:41
  4. Can't You Hear Me Knocking 7:17
  5. You Gotta Move 2:32
  6. Bitch 3:42
  7. I Got the Blues 4:00
  8. Sister Morphine 5:34
  9. Dead Flowers 4:05
  10. Moonlight Mile 5:56
1972

Exile on Main St

Tracks
  1. Rocks Off 4:33
  2. Rip This Joint 2:24
  3. Shake Your Hips 2:58
  4. Casino Boogie 3:30
  5. Tumbling Dice 3:30
  6. Sweet Virginia 4:25
  7. Torn and Frayed 3:40
  8. Sweet Black Angel 3:05
  9. Loving Cup 4:22
  10. Happy 3:00
  11. Turd on the Run 2:33
  12. Ventilator Blues 3:20
  13. I Just Want to See His Face 3:15
  14. Let It Loose 5:17
  15. All Down the Line 3:50
  16. Stop Breaking Down 3:40
  17. Shine a Light 4:15
  18. Soul Survivor 3:50
1973

Goats Head Soup

Tracks
  1. Dancing With Mr. D. 4:51
  2. 100 Years Ago 3:58
  3. Coming Down Again 5:54
  4. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 3:25
  5. Angie 4:30
  6. Silver Train 4:25
  7. Hide Your Love 4:10
  8. Winter 5:28
  9. Can You Hear the Music 5:10
  10. Star Star 4:22
1974

Its Only Rock n Roll

the end of a run on once a year album releases. Ronnie Wood joined as a permanent member.

Tracks
  1. If You Can't Rock Me 3:47
  2. Ain't Too Proud to Beg 3:32
  3. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) 5:08
  4. Till the Next Goodbye 4:39
  5. Time Waits for No One 6:31
  6. Luxury 4:30
  7. Dance Little Sister 4:12
  8. If You Really Want to Be My Friend 6:17
  9. Short and Curlies 2:44
  10. Fingerprint File 6:41
1976

Black and Blue

The pace of album releases slowed to one every two years

Tracks
  1. Hot Stuff 5:21
  2. Hand of Fate 4:28
  3. Cherry Oh Baby 3:54
  4. Memory Motel 7:06
  5. Hey Negrita 4:58
  6. Melody 5:48
  7. Fool to Cry 5:02
  8. Crazy Mama 4:32
1978

Some Girls

Richards had a drug bust in Canada the previous year

Tracks
  1. Miss You 4:48
  2. When the Whip Comes Down 4:21
  3. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) 4:38
  4. Some Girls 4:36
  5. Lies 3:11
  6. Far Away Eyes 4:23
  7. Respectable 3:07
  8. Before They Make Me Run 3:25
  9. Beast of Burden 4:25
  10. Shattered 3:46
1979

Emotional Rescue

Tracks
  1. Dance 4:22
  2. Summer Romance 3:14
  3. Send It to Me 3:44
  4. Let Me Go 3:49
  5. Indian Girl 4:21
  6. Where the Boys Go 3:28
  7. Down in the Hole 3:55
  8. Emotional Rescue 5:38
  9. She's So Cold 4:10
  10. All About You 4:17
1981

Tattoo You

features 'start me up' In 1986 The band almost breaks up. Relations between Richards and Jagger were at an all-time low

Tracks
  1. Start Me Up 3:32
  2. Hang Fire 2:21
  3. Slave 4:58
  4. Little T and A 3:24
  5. Black Limousine 3:34
  6. Neighbours 3:33
  7. Worried About You 5:17
  8. Tops 3:48
  9. Heaven 4:22
  10. No Use in Crying 3:29
  11. Waiting on a Friend 4:34
1989

Steel Wheels

a gap of 8 years since last release, and a nondescript album

Tracks
  1. Sad Sad Sad 3:44
  2. Mixed Emotions 4:40
  3. Terrifying 4:57
  4. Hold on to Your Hat 3:35
  5. Hearts for Sale 4:40
  6. Blinded by Love 4:45
  7. Rock and a Hard Place 5:20
  8. Can't Be Seen 4:05
  9. Almost Hear You Sigh 4:25
  10. Continental Drift 5:14
  11. Break the Spell 3:40
  12. Slipping Away 4:30
1994

Voodoo Lounge

The hits had dried up but the faithfull remained loyal

Tracks
  1. Love Is Strong 3:46
  2. You Got Me Rocking 3:34
  3. Sparks Will Fly 3:14
  4. The Worst 2:24
  5. New Faces 2:50
  6. Moon Is Up 3:41
  7. Out of Tears 5:25
  8. I Go Wild 4:19
  9. Brand New Car 4:13
  10. Sweethearts Together 4:46
  11. Suck on the Jugular 4:26
  12. Blinded by Rainbows 4:32
  13. Baby Break It Down 4:07
  14. Thru and Thru 5:59
  15. Mean Disposition 4:09
Grammy Best Rock Album
2005

A Bigger Bang

ten years since the last album, though they were still touring

Tracks
  1. Rough Justice 3:10
  2. Let Me Down Slow 4:14
  3. It Won't Take Long 3:54
  4. Rain Fall Down 4:53
  5. Streets of Love 5:09
  6. Back of My Hand 3:31
  7. She Saw Me Coming 3:12
  8. Biggest Mistake 4:05
  9. This Place Is Empty 3:16
  10. Oh No! Not You Again 3:46
  11. Dangerous Beauty 3:48
  12. Laugh? I Nearly Died 4:54
  13. Sweet Neo-Con 4:33
  14. Look What the Cat Dragged In 3:57
  15. Driving Too Fast 3:56
  16. Infamy 3:47
2023

Hackney Diamonds

They now sound like a Rolling Stones tribute band - not even Lady Gaga could save them!

Tracks
  1. Angry 3:47
  2. Get Close 4:11
  3. Depending on You 4:03
  4. Bite My Head Off 3:32
  5. Whole Wide World 3:58
  6. Dreamy Skies 4:38
  7. Mess It Up 4:04
  8. Live by the Sword 3:59
  9. Driving Me Too Hard 3:16
  10. Tell Me Straight 2:57
  11. Sweet Sounds of Heaven 7:23 with Lady Gaga (vocals)
  12. Rolling Stone Blues 2:42

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