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All of these lists were complied from the results of polls which Rolling Stones fans have been voting on since 1999 at this site’s polling booths; including both Weekly Polls (which are all final results), and  the current results from the On Going Polls. In some cases you will see Top Five Favorites, other times just the Top Pick for that week. To view the full, final results from each weekly poll, you can visit the Poll's Archive Page and then check out each week's Poll's Archive - or, visit the Poll Menu to join us either in the current voting - or to check out the current results from any of the On-Going Polls. The date(s) in the parentheses next to each list shows you on what day the poll was started on, and you can look up the full results by using that info.


Albums & Songs  

Favorite Songs on each of The Rolling Stones’ albums (From 29 different weekly polls that ran for several years starting in 1999 and endied in 2010, plus one each held in 2011 and 2014 ) Least Favorite Songs on each of The Stones' Albums (From 28 different weekly polls that ran for several years starting in 2004 and endied in 2010, plus one held ion 2014)
Moonlight Mile - Sticky Fingers You Gotta Move - Sticky Fingers
Tumbling Dice – Exile On Main Street I Just Want to See His Face - Exile On Main Street
Sympathy for the Devil - Beggars Banquet Dear Doctor - Beggars Banquet
Gimme Shelter - Let It Bleed Country Honk - Let It Bleed
Angie - Goats Head Soup Can You Hear the Music - Goats Head Soup
Saint Of Me - Bridges To Babylon How Can I Stop - Bridges To Babylon
Beast Of Burden - Some Girls Lies – Some Girls
Paint It Black - Aftermath Going Home - Aftermath
It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It) - It's Only Rock 'n Roll If You Really Want To Be My Friend - It's Only Rock 'n Roll
Ruby Tuesday - Between the Buttons My Obsession - Between the Buttons
Not Fade Away - England's Newest Newest Hit Makers You Can Make It If You Try - England's Newest Hit Makers
It's All Over Now - 12x5 Under The Boardwalk - 12x5
Love Is Strong - Voodoo Lounge Suck On The Jugular - Voodoo Lounge
Memory Motel - Black and Blue Hey Negrita - Black and Blue
Start Me Up - Tattoo You Heaven - Tattoo You
2000 Light Years from Home - Their Satanic Majesties Request Sing This All Together (See What Happens) - Their Satanic Majesties Request
Mixed Emotions - Steel Wheels Hearts For Sale - Steel Wheels
She's So Cold - Emotional Rescue Indian Girl - Emotional Rescue
(I Can't Get No) - Satisfaction - Out Of Our Heads One More Try - Out Of Our Heads
One Hit (To the Body) - Dirty Work Back to Zero - Dirty Work
Undercover Of the Night - Undercover Feel on Baby - Undercover
Get Off Of My Cloud - December's Children The Singer Not The Song - December's Children
Heart of Stone - The Rolling Stones Now Surprise Surprise - The Rolling Stones Now
Jiving Sister Fanny - Metamorphosis Each And Every Day Of The Year - Metamorphosis
Rough Justice - A Bigger Bang This Place Is Empty - A Bigger Bang
Don't Stop - 40 Licks (new songs only) Losing My Touch- 40 Licks (new songs only)
Plundered My Soul - Exile On Main Street Bonus CD 2(new songs released in 2010) Soul Survivor (Alternate Take) - Exile On Main Street Bonus CD 2 (new songs released in 2010)
Do You Think I Really Care - Some Girls Bonus CD 2
 (new songs released in 2011)
To be voted on soon - Some Girls Bonus CD 2 (new songs released in 2012)
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow - Flowers  (new US album songs only) My Girl - Flowers  (new US album songs only)
Of the first 27 Favorite Songs listed above, the one fans dig the most  (Voted on week of 7/5/2010) Of the first 27 Least Favorite Songs listed above, the one fans like the least   (Voted on week of 7/12/2010)

Gimme Shelter (from Let It Bleed)

Back to Zero  (from Dirty Work)


Best 5 Kick-Off Songs on a Stones Studio Album
(Voted on week of 9/20/2009)
Best 5 Songs to Close-out a Stones Studio Album
(First voted on week of 3/17/2003)
Rocks Off - Exile On Main Street Moonlight Mile - Sticky Fingers
Gimme Shelter - Let It Bleed You Can't Always Get What You Want - Let It Bleed
Brown Sugar - Sticky Fingers Shattered - Some Girls
Start Me Up - Tattoo You Starfucker - Goats Head Soup
Sympathy for the Devil - Beggars Banquet Salt of the Earth - Beggars Banquet


Worst Kick-Off Song on Any Stones Studio Album
(Voted on 9/27/1999)
Worst Song to Close Out any of the Stones Studio Albums (Voted on 3/24/2003)
Dance (Pt.1) - Emotional Rescue Sleep Tonight - Dirty Work


Best Opening and Closing Songs on a Stones Studio Album (Voted on 11/1/2004)

Gimme Shelter & You Can't Always Get What You Want - Let It Bleed


Songs Only 

Top 5 Favorite Rolling Stones Songs
(From an On-Going poll started on 7/19/1999, last updated 9/28/2010)
Top 5 Favorite Singles Put Out By the Stones
(Voted on 1/24/2000)
Sympathy for the Devil Jumpin' Jack Flash
Gimme Shelter Paint It, Black
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Tumbling Dice
Jumpin' Jack Flash Angie, Honky Tonk Woman &
Paint It Black  Ruby Tuesday (all tied for 5th)


Top 5 Favorite Stones Ballads
(Voted on 2/11/2002)
Top 5 Favorite Stones Country Songs
(Voted on 2/18/2002)
Wild Horses Dead Flowers
Angie Sweet Virginia
Ruby Tuesday Far Away Eyes
Moonlight Mile Torn and Frayed
Beast Of Burden tied with Dead Flowers for 5th   No Expectations


Top 5 Favorite Stones Hard Rock Songs
(Voted on 2/25/2002)
Top 5 most beautiful Stones Songs
(Voted on 9/27/2004))
Jumpin´ Jack Flash Wild Horses
Brown Sugar (tied for second place) Moonlight Mile
Paint It Black (tied for second place) Ruby Tuesday
Can't You Hear Me Knockin' Angie
Rocks Off   Winter

Top 5 Favorite Rolling Stones Groupie Songs
(Voted on 4/7/2003)
*5 years later we asked for the Favorite Groupie Song from the two top picks
(Voted on 2/25/2008
Ruby Tuesday (tied for first place)* Stray Cat Blues:  52.1%
Stray Cat Blues(tied for first place)* Ruby Tuesday:  47.9%
Little T&A  
The Spider and The Fly  


Top 5 Best Political Stones Songs
 (Voted on 5/7/2001)
Political Stones Song which works best lyric wise in making a statement (Voted on 12/11/2006)
Street Fighting Man Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter  (tied for second) Street Fighting Man
Sympathy for the Devil (tied for second) Fingerprint File
Salt of the Earth Highwire  (tied for 4th)
Blinded By Rainbows & Highwire - tied for fifth  Sweet Neocon (tied for 4th)


Top 5 Stones' songs with the most politically incorrect lyrics  (Voted on 5/21/2001) The Stones Top 5 traveling Songs
(Voted on 10/7/2002)
Some Girls Moonlight Mile
Brown Sugar No Expectations
Under My Thumb Before They Make Me Run
Stray Cat Blues 2000 Light Years from Home
Starfucker Far Away Eyes

 * Voted on a second time on 3/26/12 with the same 3 top picks; w/ "Route 66" picked 4th and "2000 Light Years from Home" picked 5th

Five favorite Stones Songs about woman
(Voted on 10/14/2002)
Top 5 favorite Jagger/Richard Blues Song
(Voted on 5/14/2007)
Honky Tonk Women Midnight Rambler
Ruby Tuesday No Expectations
Angie Let It Bleed
Under My Thumb Moonlight Mile
Can't You Hear Me Knockin' & Wild Horses - tied for fifth Sway


Top 5 favorite Stones covers of a Blues Song
(Voted on 5/21/2007)
Top 5 favorite overall Stones Blues Songs
(Voted on 4/8/2002)
Love in Vain Midnight Rambler
Little Red Rooster No Expectations
Stop Breaking Down Little Red Rooster
Prodgial Son Love in Vain
You Gotta Move Let It Bleed & Ventilator Blues - tied for fifth


Top 5 all time favorite Stones riff in a Song
 (Voted on 10/29/2007)
*Seventeen months later we asked for the Favorite Stones riff in a Song between the two top picks
  Voted on 3/30/2009)
 Can't You Hear Me Knocking (tied for first) *  
Jumping Jack Flash (tied for first) * Jumping Jack Flash:   58.1%
(I can't get no) Satisfaction Can't You Hear Me Knocking:   41.9%
Brown Sugar  
 Gimme Shelter  


Top 5 Stones Songs less than 2 minutes, 40 seconds long  (Voted on 5/12/2008) Top 5 Stones Songs over 5 minutes and 30 seconds long  (Voted on 5/19/2008)
Rip This Joint (2:23) Sympathy for the Devil (6:27)
As Tears Go By (2:33) Can't You Hear Me Knocking  (7:15)
Play With Fire (2:14) You Can't Always Get What You Want  (7:30)
Not Fade Away (1:48) Midnight Rambler  (6:57)
Hang Fire (2:21) Wild Horses (5:44)


Top 5 Best Unreleased (bootleg) Stones Songs  (Voted on 5/3/2004) Top 5 most shocking or outrageous Stones Songs
(Voted on 6/12/2000)
Cocksucker Blues (aka School Boy Blues) Cocksucker Blues
I Don't Know the Reason Why (aka Hillside Blues) Starfucker
Andrew's Blues Some Girls
Travellin' Man Stray Cat Blues
Claudine Too Much Blood


Top 5 Favorite Psychedelic Stones Songs
(Voted on 10/16/2000)*
Top 5 most Upbeat Stones Songs
(Voted on  4/24/2006)
2000 Light Years from Home Jumpin' Jack Flash
Paint It Black Brown Sugar
She's A Rainbow Happy
Ruby Tuesday Let's Spend The Night Together
We Love You Rocks Of

* Voted on a second time on 12/12/11 with the same 3 top picks; w/ "Child Of The Moon" picked 4th and "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby (Standing in the Shadow) picked 5th

Top 5 Piano playing in a Stones Song
(Voted on 4/5/2004)
Top 5 Keyboards (other than Piano) played in a Stone's Song (Voted on  4/12/2004)
Let It Bleed - Ian Stewart 2000 Light Years from Home - Mellotron by Brian Jones
She's a Rainbow - Nicky Hopkins She's A Rainbow - Mellotron by Brian Jones
Angie - Nicky Hopkins I Got the Blues - Organ by Billy Preston
Lets Spend The Night Together - Jack Nitzsche 100 Years Ago - Clavinet by Billy Preston
Sympathy for the Devil - Nicky Hopkins Heaven - Synthesizer by Bill Wyman -&- Paint It Black - Organ by Bill Wyman – tied for 5th 


Top 5 Favorite Stones Songs (non-instrumental) where the title isn't in the song (Voted on 9/10/2007) Top 5 Stones Songs with the hardest to understand lyrics  (Voted on 5/25/2009)
Sympathy for the Devil Rocks Off
Let it Bleed Get Off Of My Cloud
Little T&A Jumpin' Jack Flash
Ventilator Blues Gimme Shelter
Casino Boogie & Turd on the Run (tied for fifth) Citadel


Top 5 Artists who covered a Stones Song best
(Voted on 3/1/2004)
Top 5 Songs by a band or artist that sounds like a Stones Song  (Voted on 3/13/2006)
Otis Redding - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Jealous Again by The Black Crows
Flying Burrito Brothers - Wild Horses Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
Guns N Roses - Sympathy For The Devil Little Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham
Aretha Franklin - Jumpin' Jack Flash Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Who - Under My Thumb  Dirty Water by The Standels


Best Cover Song the Stones have recorded
(Voted on 10/18/1999 and again on 4/21/2008)
Best released Stones Song from 1963
Voted on 7/21/2008)
Time Is On My Side I Wanna Be Your Man 


Best released Stones Song from 1964
 (Voted on 7/28/2008)
Best released Stones Song from 1965
Voted on 8/4/2008)
It's All Over Now (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction


Best released Stones Song from 1966
 (Voted on 8/11/2008)
Best released Stones Song from 1967
Voted on 8/18/2008)
Paint It Black Ruby Tuesday


Best released Stones Song from 1968
 (Voted on 8/25/2008)
Best released Stones Song from 1969
Voted on 9/1/2008)
Sympathy for the Devil   Gimme Shelter (aka Gimmie Shelter)


Best released Stones Song from the 1960s
 (Voted on 10/6/2008)
Best released Stones Song from 1970 till 1974
Voted on 9/15/2008)
Sympathy for the Devil  (1968) Brown Sugar (1971)


Best released Stones Song from 1975 till 1979 (Voted on 9/22/2008) Best released Stones Song from the 1970s
Voted on 9/29/2008)
Best of Burden (1978) Brown Sugar (1971)


Best released Stones Song from 1980 till 1984 (Voted on 10/13/2008) Best released Stones Song from 1985 till 1989
Voted on 10/20/2008)
Start Me Up (1981)   Mixed Emotions (1989)


Best released Stones Song from the 1980s  (Voted on 10/27/2008) Best released Stones Song from from the 1990s
Voted on 11/3/2008)
Start Me Up (1981)   Saint of Me (1997)


Best released Stones Song since 2000  (Voted on 11/10/2008) Favorite Stones Song out of the Top Songs picked from each decade (Voted on 11/17/2008)
Rough Justice (2005)   Sympathy for the Devil (1968)  


The Stones have 13 US/UK Number 1 Singles, the Fans’ Favorite is  (Voted on 4/2/2001) The Stones Best B Side off a Single
(Voted on 1/17/2000)
Jumping Jack Flash   You Can't Always Get What You Want


Most Underrated Stones Song
 (Voted on 6/26/2000)
Most Overrated Stones' Song
(Voted on 5/14/2001)
Loving Cup   (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction


Best Guitar Riff/Solo in a Stones Studio Song (Voted on 1/15/2001) Best Slide in a Stones Studio Song
(Voted on 1/22/2001)
Keith Richards' solo in Sympathy for the Devil No Expectations - Slide guitar by Brian Jones


Stones Song with the Best Guitar Weaving  (Voted on 3/18/2002) Favorite Acoustic Guitar heard in a Stones Song
 (Voted on 3/25/2002)
Wild Horses (by Keith Richards & Mick Taylor) Street Fighting Man – by Keith Richards


Best Stones Deep Cut Song
(Voted on 4/14/2003)
The one Unreleased Stones Song that should have been released (Voted on 1/30/2006)
Moonlight Mile Claudine 


Best Stones Songs to dance to
(Voted on 8/3/2002)
Stones Song which would have been better if it had no lyrics and had just been an instrumental (Voted on 3/6/2006)
Brown Sugar* Continental Drift  

*This result came from a runoff poll. Brown Sugar tied with Miss You in the first poll conducted on 11/4/2002,  

Favorite Nanker/Phelge Stones Song
(Voted on 4/21/2003)
Best Stones Song with 3 Part Harmonies
(Voted on 5/24/2004)
Play With Fire   Ruby Tuesday – Harmonies sung by Brian, Keith & Mick


Best Duet or Lead and Backing Vocal in a Stones Song (Voted on 6/7/2004) Of the Stones Songs that Mick Jagger sings solo on, the one he sang best (Voted on 5/31/2004)
Wild Horses – sung by The Glimmer Twins Moonlight Mile  


Stones Song which features the best Guest Vocal (Voted on 6/14/2004) Best Drug or Drinking Song done by the Stones
(Voted on 2/5/2001)
Gimme Shelter – Guest vocals by Merry Clayton  Sister Morphine


The most loved Stones Love Song
(Voted on 2/12/2001) &  (Voted on 2/11/2008
Best putdown Song done by the Stones
(Poll question asked twice)
Wild Horses Stupid Girl  (Voted on 2/19/2001)
Dead Flowers (Voted on 12/5/2011)


The rudest Stones Song
Voted on 9/20/2004)
The most sexual Song done by the Stones
(Voted on 1/29/2001)
Starfucker Stray Cat Blues


Stones Song which is the nastiest/dirtiest (Voted on 10/21/2002) The Rolling Stones angriest Song
(Voted on 1/7/2008
Cocksucker Blues Street Fighting Man


The creepiest Stones Song
(Voted on 3/3/2008
The Stones most heavy or haunting Song
(Voted on 1/10/2005)
Midnight Rambler* Gimme Shelter 

*Midnight Rambler at first tied with Too Much Blood [voted on 2/18/2008], and won in runoff poll)

The most perfect Rolling Stones Song
(Voted on 11/13/2006)
Stones' Song you would like played at your funeral
(Voted on 3/14/2005)
Sympathy for the Devil Moonlight Mile


Rolling Stones best instrumental Song
(Voted on 8/30/2004)
Stones Song with the most effective use of strings (violins, fiddle, etc.) (Voted on 11/17/2003)
2120 South Michigan Avenue Moonlight Mile 


Favorite Reggae Song by The Stones
(Voted on 2/5/2007)
The most unusual Stones Song ever recorded
(Voted on 3/12/2007
Sweet Black Angel (aka Black Angel) In Another Land


The most overplayed Stones Song on the radio (Voted on 11/12/2007)  Stones Song with the most captivating introduction
(Voted on 11/5/2007)
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Gimme Shelter


The Stones Song not played enough on the radio (Voted on 11/19/2007) The Stones best adrenaline Song
(Voted on 3/10/2008)

Moonlight Mile

Jumpin' Jack Flash  



Stones Song with the best falsetto
(Voted on 5/5/2008) 

Stones Song which was ahead of its time when released (Voted on 9/17/2007)
Worried About You (Falsetto sung by Mick Jagger)  Fingerprint File (1974) - Rap like before there was Rap, and written years before the George W. Bush administration would do just about everything noted in the song.


Top 2 Stones Songs with the best harp
(Voted on 4/7/2008

Top 2 saddest Stones Songs
(Voted on 4/17/2006) &
(Voted on 12/10/2007) 

Midnight Rambler (Mick Jagger) No Expectations
Not Fade Away (Brian Jones) As Tears Go By 


Which Stones Song is too long?
(Voted on 1/2/2006)
Which Stones Song is too short?
(Voted on 1/9/2006)
Can't You Hear Me Knocking  Play With Fire


The most uplifting Stones Song
(Voted on 7/19/2010)

The Stones most violent Song (Voted on 11/10/2010)
Jumpin' Jack Flash

Midnight Rambler


Top 2 Stones Songs with the best 12 String Guitar (Voted on 4/9/2012)

Wild Horses - 12 Strings played by Keith Richards and Mick Taylor

Get Off Of My Cloud - 12 String played by Brian Jones


The most unusual appearance by a member of the band in a Song (Voted on 12/4/2006)

Bill Wyman singing lead vocals on both “In Another Land” and “Downtown Suzie” 


The Stones have never released a Xmas Song, should they? (Voted on 12/18/2006)

Heck no, they are the Stones and that isn't up their alley at all!    59.2%
Yes, that would be fun to hear!    24.5%
I don't care either way.    16.3%


Which studio version of “Time Is On My Side” by the Stones, do fans like better? (Voted on 7/30/2001)
Guitar version:  81.3%
Organ version:  18.7%


Of the Stones songs where the Song's title does not appear in its lyrics, pick the one where the title fits its song best? (Voted on 7/14/2008)
Sympathy for the Devil  


The best Stones song about breaking up  (Voted on 10/18/2010) Best obscure Stones song (Voted on 3/7/2011)
No Expectations Fancyman Blues*

*Question first asked week of 2/21/11, with 'Fancyman Blues' tying with 'Jiving Sister Fanny' for first. Runoff poll held and 'Fancyman Blues' won 50.1 to 49.9%


Top Two Favortie titles of all Stones song  (Voted on 4/11/2011) The Best Rolling Stones song to play loud (Voted on 9/19/2011)
Jumpin' Jack Flash Jumpin' Jack Flash
Sympathy For The Devil  


The best anti-authority song done by the Stones  (Voted on 10/3/2011) The Stones best album title cut  (Voted on 10/10/2011)
Street Fighting Man "Let it Bleed" off of Let It Bleed

Favorite Stones song in the style of gospel/negro spirituals  (Voted on 3/31/2014)

Shine a Light

Best two released Stones songs since 1990
(Voted on 10/17/2011)
The best Bass Guitar in a Stones song
(Voted on 5/14/2012)
"Saint of Me" is chossen by one vote over "Love Is Strong" "Miss You"  Bass Guitar by Bill Wyman

The Stones 3 best social commentary songs
(Voted on 7/29/2012)
Best alternate title to a Stones Song
(Voted on 2/18/2013)
Sympathy For The Devil "Starfucker" - Re-titled 'Star Star' by record company censors
Gimme Shelter "Yellow Cab" - Officially re-titled 'Do You Think I Really Care?' after its release
Street Fighting Man "The Devil Is My Name" - Re-titled 'Sympathy for the Devil' at its release

3 Favorite bootlegged song titles
(Voted on week of 2/26/2013)
The 3 Stones songs with the worst written lyrics
(First voted on week of Dec 6, 2010)
Stewed And Keef Hurricane*
Hillside Blues Dance (Part 1)
Blood Red Wine  Turd On The Run

* All 3 songs tied for first when the question was first asked. Run-off poll held week of March 4, 2013 and "Hurricane" was chosen first out of the 3 songs.


3 Best Saxophone heard in a Stones song
(Voted on week of 6/3/2013)
3 Best Brass/Horns (excluding Sax) in a Stones song
(Voted on week of 6/10/2013)
Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Sax by Bobby Keys You Can't Always Get What You Want - French Horn by Al Kooper
Brown Sugar - Sax by Bobby Keys Rocks Off - Trumpet & Trombone by Jim Price
Waiting on a Friend - Sax by Sonny Rollins Bitch - Trumpet by Jim Price

The 2 songs that define the Stones
(Voted on week of 6/30/2014)

1) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
2) Jumpin' Jack Flash


Top 5 Stones lyrics that makes for best pick up lines (Voted on 7/29/2002)

Please allow me to introduce myself; I'm a man of wealth and taste

There will always be a space in my parking lot if you need a little coke and sympathy

Give me little drink from your loving cup

I know you're no scare-eyed honey, there'll be a feast if you just come upstairs &

I'm the man that brings you roses when you ain't got none” – tied for 5th


Top 5 favorite lyrics from Stones Song (Voted on 2/4/2008)

The sunshine bores the daylights out of me, chasing shadows moonlight mystery, headed for the overload, splattered on the dirty road, kick me like you've kicked before, I can't even feel the pain no more

I was 'round when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt and pain, made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate

Well when you're sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac, making bets on Kentucky Derby Day, I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon, and another girl can take my pain away

Gonna find my way to heaven, 'cause I did my time in hell

Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you will lose your mind, ain't life unkind” &

I was born in a cross-fire hurricane, and I howled at my ma in the driving rain” – tied for 5th


Top 5 favorite one line lyrics from Stones Songs (Voted on 1/12/2004)

“The sunshine bores the daylights out of me”

“I just can't seem to drink you off my mind”

“I was born in a cross-fire hurricane”

“It's a gas! gas! gas!”

“You'd make a dead man cum” 


The Stones most sexually explicit lyric (Voted on 11/29/2004)
“Oh where can I get my cock sucked, where can I get my ass fucked?” (from Cocksucker Blues) 


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