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Stones Fans Top Pick Lists - Page 2

Albums | Album Cover List | Individual Stones | Movie/Docs/VideosMiscellaneous Stones’ Lists | Video Ratings

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 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 on what day the poll was started on, and you can look up the full results by using that info.


Albums 

Top 5 Favorite Stones Studio Albums (From an On-Going poll started on 7/19/1999, last updated 3/8/14)

Exile On Main Street
Sticky Fingers
Let It Bleed
Beggars Banquet
Some Girls 

Least Favorite Rolling Stones Studio Album (From an On-Going poll started on 7/19/1999, last updated 3/8/14)

Dirty Work (in a landslide that continues to this day) 

Favorite Live Rolling Stones Album (From an On-Going poll started on 7/19/1999, last updated 3/8/14)

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (in yet another landslide) 

The Stones Most Underrated Studio Album (Voted on the week of 3/6/2000 & again the week of 6/4/2007)

Goats Head Soup 

The Stones Most Overrated Studio Album (First Voted on the week of 3/13/2000)

Steel Wheels 

The Stones Most Overrated Studio Album (Second Vote on the week of 6/11/2007)

Exile On Main Street 

The Stones' Darkest Studio Album (Voted on the week of 11/13/2000)

Let It Bleed 

The Stones' Most Upbeat Studio Album (Voted on the week of 11/20/2000)

Some Girls 

Best Studio Album released by the Stones in the 1960s (Voted on the week of 11/24/2008)

Let It Bleed (1969) 

Best Studio Album released by the Stones in the 1970s (Voted on the week of 12/1/2008)

Sticky Fingers (1971)  

Best Studio Album released by the Stones in the 1980s (Voted on the week of 12/8/2008)

Tattoo You (1981)  

Best Studio Album released by the Stones in the 1990s? (Voted on the week of 12/15/2008)

Voodoo Lounge (1994)  

Best Studio Album released so far by the Stones in the 2000s (Voted on the week of 12/22/2008)

A Bigger Bang (2005)  

Out of the top Stones Albums picked from each decade above, the one picked as most favorite: (Voted on the week of 12/29/2008)

Sticky Fingers (1971)  

The Stones' Greatest Greatest Hits Albums ever (Voted on the week of 2/14/2000)

Hot Rocks (1964 - 1971) 

The Top 5 Favorite Stones Album titles (Voted on the week of 4/10/2000)

Exile On Main Street
Sticky Fingers
Let It Bleed
Beggars Banquet
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! 

Stones Studio Album with the best packaging (Voted on the week of 4/10/2006)

Sticky Fingers   

Stones Studio Album with the worst packaging (Voted on 4/3/2006)

Dirty Work  

Which Stones Album has the best drawing on its cover? (Voted on the week of 12/12/2005)

It's Only Rock n Roll 

Studio Album that best defines the Stones true sound (Voted on the week of 5/29/2000)

Exile On Main Street 

Stones album with the best original lyrics (Voted on the week of 8/16/2009)

Beggars Banquet

Stones album with the worst original lyrics (Voted on the week of 8/10/2009)

Dirty Work

Which was better, the Stones 1960s UK albums, or their US album counterparts? (Voted on the week of 3/19/2012)

US Albums 55.7%
UK Albums 44.3%

 

 

Top Ratings for the Stones Album Covers
(Zero thru 10, with 10 being the highest score)
(From different weekly polls that ran from 2012 until 2015)

Album Top Rating  % of vote
     
Sticky Fingers  10 84.3
Let It Bleed   10  73.9
Their Satanic Majesties Request    10   51.7
Beggars Banquet (graffiti) 10 50.6
Out Of Our Heads (UK)*    10   40.4
Exile On Main Stree  10  40.2
Big Hits (High Tide & Green Grass) (US)   10  35.2
Through The Past, Darkly (octagonal-shape)   10   34.1
Get Ya Ya's Ya Out!   10   31.6
Some Girls   10  30.1
Hot Rocks    10  26.6
It's Only Rock 'n Roll     10   25.9
Aftermath (UK)   10  21.2
Aftermath (US)   10  19.2
12x5       9   22.7
Flowers      8   36.3
Singles Collection: The London Years     8   32.8
Got Live If You Want It      8   31.1
Between the Buttons      8   30.8
Rock n Roll Circus     8    29.1
Stripped      8    27.8
Tattoo You      8    25.8
England's Newest Newest Hit Makers    8  20.9
Beggars Banquet (RSVP)   8  17.5
A Bigger Bang     8  16.8
No Security      7   33.1
Big Hits (High Tide & Green Grass) (UK)      7   30.0
Out Of Our Heads  (US)       7   29.7
Black and Blue        7    28.3
Shine A Light        7    26.6
Emotional Rescue    7   25.7
More Hot Rocks      7   24.7
The Rolling Stones, Now!     7   24.7
Live Licks (nude)   7  23.9
Metamorphosis    7   23.2
Dirty Work      7    22.8
Love You Live       7    20.4
Undercover       7    20.0
Goats Head Soup   7 18.0
Bridges To Babylon    7  14.5
Made in the Shade    7  14.4
Forty Licks        6    21.7
Rarities 1971-2003        5    23.4
Voodoo Lounge        5    20.8
Live Licks (bikini)      5   17.3
Still Life    5   13.5
Flashpoint  4 24.4
Jump Back (UK)  3 20.3
Jump Back (US)  2 18.2
Sucking In The Seventies   1  18.5
Steel Wheels    1  16.9
GRRR!    0  18.7

*Note: the US December's Children LP has the same cover.

 Of the 14 Stones album covers above that were rated a 10, which one has the best cover?  (Voted on the week of 6/22/2015)

Sticky Fingers 

Stones best back side album cover (Voted on the week of 6/29/2015)

Let It Bleed tied with Hot Rocks...... then after a runoff poll (held the week of July 13, 2015), Let It Bleed took first place by less than a 10 vote margin.

Individual Stones

- Mick Jagger - 

The Top 5 Songs Mick Jagger Sings His Best Vocals on (Voted on the week of 10/11/1999)

Sympathy for the Devil*
I Got the Blues
Angie
Jumping Jack Flash
Just My Imagination,
Rocks Off & Wild Horses (tied for 5th) 

*Was tied for first with "I Got the Blues" until a run off poll was finally taken week of July 23, 2009.

Mick Jagger's two best overall Stones Albums (Voted on the week of 6/1/2009)

Sticky Fingers - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
A Bigger Bang - Vocals, Acoustic, Electric & Slide Guitars, Bass, Harp, Keyboards, Percussion

A tie took place when we first voted on this, so we put his work on the two LPs up against each other a few weeks later, and Mick's work on Sticky Fingers came in first.

Stones Song that Mick Jagger blows his best harp/harmonica on (Voted on the week of 3/24/2008)

Midnight Rambler   

Mick Jagger's best Studio performance playing guitar (Voted on the week of 1/5/2009)

Back Of My Hand (Electric Slide Guitar)  

Stones Song which features Mick Jagger on an instrument other than a six-string guitar or harp that he plays best on (Voted on the week of 6/16/2008)

Memory Motel (Concert Piano) 

- Keith Richards - 

The Top 5 Songs Keith Richards Shines the Brightest On (Voted on the week of 11/15/1999)

Happy - Lead and Bass Guitars plus Lead Vocals and Song Writing
Sympathy for the Devil - Lead
& Bass Guitars
Brown Sugar - Guitar
and Backing Vocals plus Song Writing
Gimmie Shelter - Lead and Rhythm Guitars plus Song Writing
The Worst - Lead Vocals & Guitars plus Song Writing 

Keith Richard's best overall Stones Album (Voted on the week of 4/29/2002)

Exile On Main Street - Lead, Rhythm & Bass Guitars, Piano, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocal  

Stones song which features Keith Richards on another instrument besides six string guitar that he performs best on (Voted on the week of 6/2/2008)

Jumping Jack Flash - Bass  

The Top Keith Richards quote ever made (Voted on the week of 5/8/2006)

I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police 

Favorite Nickname for Keith Richards (Voted on the week of 3/22/2010)

Keef (or Keif)

- Brian Jones - 

The Top 5 Songs Brian Jones Shines the Brightest On (Voted on the week of 11/29/1999)

Paint It Black - Sitar & Tamboura
Ruby Tuesday - Recorder, Piano
and Vocal Harmonies plus Song Writing (uncredited)
No Expectations - Acoustic Slide Guitar
2000 Light Years from Home – Mellotron & Percussion tied with Little Red Rooster - Slide Guitar, for 4th place 

Stones Song that Brian Jones blows his best harp/harmonica on (Voted on 3/31/2008)

Not Fade Away   

Brian Jones' best overall Stones Album (Voted on the week of 4/28/2003)

Aftermath - Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars, Dulcimer, Sitar, Marimbas, Tamboura, Bells, Harmonica, Piano, Organ, Harpsichord 

Stones Song that features Brian Jones on another instrument besides guitar, that he perform best on (Voted on the week of 5/26/2008)

Paint It Black - Sitar & Tamboura  

- Charlie Watts - 

The Top 5 Songs Charlie Watts Plays His Drums Best on (Voted on the week of 1/10/2000)

Get Off Of My Cloud & Paint It Black (tied for first*)
Honky Tonk Women
Moon Is Up, Satisfaction
&Tumbling Dice (tied for 4th) 

* Tiebreaker poll held (week of 12-1-14) and "Get Off Of My Cloud" won 50.4% to 49.6%.

Charlie Watts' best overall Stones Studio Album (Voted on the week of 7/8/2002)

Exile On Main Street 

- Mick Taylor - 

The Top 5 Songs Mick Taylor plays his best guitar on (Voted on the week of 2/7/2000)

Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Rhythm, then Lead Guitar
Time Waits for No One - Lead Guitar
Moonlight Mile - Lead, Rhythm & Slide Guitars
Sway - Lead Guitar
Winter - Lead & Slide Guitars  

Mick Taylor's best overall Stones Studio Album (Voted on the week of 9/29/2003)

Sticky Fingers - Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Acoustic & Slide Guitars 

Stones Song that features Mick Taylor on another instrument besides six string guitar that he performs best on (Voted on the week of 6/30/2008)

Tumbling Dice - Bass 

- Ron Wood -

The Top 5 Songs Ron Wood's Shines The Brightest On (Voted on the week of 7/16/2001)

Beast of Burden - Acoustic & Electric Guitars plus solo
Far Away Eyes - Pedal Steel Guitar & Background Vocals
Shattered - Bass, Bass Drum, Lead Guitar & Pedal Steel Guitar plus Background Vocals
It's Only Rock'n Roll - Guitar Riffs plus Song Writing (uncredited)
Hey Negrita - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals 

Ron Wood's best overall Stones Studio Album (Voted on the week of 8/23/2004)

Some Girls - Lead, Steel, Acoustic and Slide Guitars plus Percussion, Backing Vocals  

Stones Song that features Ron Wood on another instrument besides six string guitar that he performs best on (Voted on the week of 6/23/2008)

Shattered - Bass & Drums  

- Bill Wyman - 

The Top 5 Songs Bill Wyman Shines The Brightest On (Voted on the week of 7/23/2001)

Jumpin' Jack Flash - Organ, wrote guitar riff (uncredited)
19th Nervous Breakdown - Heavy Bass
Miss You – Smooth Bass
2000 Light Years from Home - Cool Bass
Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Bass Guitar 

Bill Wyman's best overall Stones Studio Album (Voted on the week of 7/14/2003)

Sticky Fingers – Bass & Piano 

Stones Song that features Bill Wyman on another instrument besides bass guitar that he performs best on (Voted on the week of 6/9/2008)

Monkey Man - Vibes 

The Supporting Cast

Ian "Stu" Stewart's Best Piano or Organ part in a Stones song (Voted on the week of 8/23/2009)

Let It Bleed - Honky Tonk Piano

Nicky Hopkins' Best Piano part in a Stones song (Voted on the week of 8/31/2009)

She's A Rainbow

Movie/Docs/Videos 

Top 5 favorite Rolling Stones movies or documentaries (First voted on week of 5-10-1999) 

25 x 5: Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones
Gimme Shelter
Cocksucker Blues (Unreleased edited boot)
Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones Rock 'n' Roll Circus 

Top 5 favorite Rolling Stones movies or documentaries (Second voted on week of 10/3/2005, after the release of 4 Flicks)

Gimme Shelter
Four Flicks
25 x 5: Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones Rock 'n' Roll Circus
Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones 

Top 5 favorite Rolling Stones movies or documentaries (Third vote week of  3/23/2005, after the release of Shine a Light)

Gimme Shelter
25 x 5: Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones
Shine A Light & Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones - tied for third
Rolling Stones Rock 'n' Roll Circus

Top 5 Motion Pictures that used a Rolling Stones song(s) best (Voted on the week of 6/16/2003)

GoodFellas - Used: Gimme Shelter, Monkey Man & Memo from Turner
Casino - Used: Sweet Virginia, Can't You Hear Me Knocking & Gimme Shelter
Blow - Used: Can't You Hear Me Knocking -&- Full Metal Jacket - Used: Paint It Black (tied for 3rd)
Apocalypse Now – Used: Satisfaction -&- The Big Chill - Used: You Can't Always Get What You Want (tied for 5th) 

Top 5 favorite Stones Videos (Voted on the week of 10/23/2000)

Jumpin' Jack Flash (version w/ Stones wearing heavy makeup)
Undercover Of the Night
Love Is Strong
It's Only Rock n Roll
Waiting on a Friend 

The film in which Mick Jagger performed his best acting (Voted on the week of 11/27/2000)

Performance (1969) 

Other Miscellaneous Stones’ Lists 

Top 3 Favorite Rolling Stones Members (From an On-Going poll started on 7/19/1999, last updated 2/15/09)

Keith Richards
Mick Jagger
Brian Jones 

Who is the sixth Rolling Stone?
(Voted on the week of 5-3-1999) & (Voted on the week of 7-23-2012)

Ian 'Stu' Stewart (in landslide votes)
 

From the top Songs picked for each Stone playing a different instrument than the one he normally plays, which instrument/song does which Stone shine brightest on? (Voted on the week of 7/7/2008)

Brian Jones - His Sitar & Tamboura on Paint It Black 

The 3 best moments in the Rolling Stones' history (Voted on the week of 8/2/2004)

1) Brian Jones forms the Stones in 1962, and Mick Jagger & Keith Richards join soon after.
2) After fleeing the UK, they settle in France to record and release the great double LP Exile On Main Street, in 1972.
3) The band's return to their musical roots in 1968 with the release of the great LP Beggars Banquet.

The 3 worst moments in the Rolling Stones' history (Voted on the week of 7/26/2004)

1) Hell's Angels beating up fans (and one fan being killed) at their free concert at Altamont in 1969.
2) Justin Timberlake joins the Stones on stage in Toronto in 2003.
3) The death of Brian Jones. 

The 3 most embarrassing things to happen to the Stones (Voted on the week of 3/7/2005)

1) Justin Timberlake joins the Stones on stage in Toronto in 2003.
2) Bill Wyman's marriage to a teenager in the '80s
3) Mick Jagger accepting a knighthood.  

Fans Top 2 Favorite Stones Photos (click on link to see photo) (Voted on the week of 8/22/2005)

Patience Please - Ethan Russell's photo of Keith in the Seattle Airport Customs, in '72
From the Exile LP - Inside photo of Keith & Mick at the studio mic, with booze bottles in the hand, '72  

Producer who got the best sound out of the Rolling Stones (Voted on the week of 9/26/2005)

Jimmy Miller (1968 - 1976)

Top 5 favorite Stones chicks (Voted on the week of 5/15/2006)

Anita Pallenberg (Brian, Keith & Mick’s gal)
Marianne Faithful (Mick & Brian’s gal)
Patti Hansen (Keith’s wife)
Jerry Hall (Mick’s ex-wife)
Shirley Watts (Charlie’s wife)

The 3 Best Years for the Rolling Stones

Voted on the week of 10-4-1999 Voted on the week of 1-14-2013
1972 1972
1968 1971
1969 1965







Favorite Nickname for a member of the Stones or their inner family (Top 5)
(Voted on the week of 3-28-2010

The Glimmer Twins - Nickname for Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Keef (or Keif) - Nickname for Keith Richards
Stu - Nickname for Ian Stewart
Ol' Rubberlips (or The Lips) - Nickname for Mick Jagger
Stone Face - Nickname for Bill Wyman

Stones Fans Favorite Beatles Album (Voted on the week of 9/30/2002)

The White Album (aka The Beatles) 

If one of the Beatles could have been a Stone, who would have made the best one? (Voted on the week of 5/22/00)

John Lennon 

If one of the Stones could have been a Beatle, who would have made the best one? (Voted on the week of 7/18/11)

Brian Jones


Besides The Stones, the Top 5 Favorite Rock Bands of their Fans
(Voted on the week of 12/4/2000)

The Beatles
The Who
Led Zeppelin
Kinks
AC/DC

Favorite Solo Artist or Duo of Stones Fans (Voted on the week of 12/11/2000)

Bob Dylan
Neil Young
Jimi Hendrix
Bruce Springsteen
Bob Marley, Elton John & John Lennon (all tied for 5th)

Did the Glimmer Twins appreciate the other Stones? (Voted on in May and June, 2011)

  Yes No
Charlie Watts 98.9%   1.1%
Ron Wood 69.3% 30.7%
Mick Taylor 50.0% 50.0%
Bill Wyman 41.2% 58.8%
Brian Jones 39.0% 61.0%

The most underrated Rolling Stone (Voted on the week of July 16, 2012)

Bill Wyman

The Stones' best era was: The Mick Taylor years  (Voted on the week of Sept 26, 2016)

Video Ratings

Top Ratings for the Stones Videos
(Zero thru 10, with 10 being the highest score)
(From different weekly polls that started up in 2016)


Video Top Rating % of vote
     
Undercover Of The Night (official video) 10 29.6%
Jumpin' Jack Flash (make-up version) 10 25.5%
She Was Hot ((official video) 10 22.0%
Rocks Off (Robert Frank take) 10 22.0%
Anybody Seen My Baby (official video) 10 19.4%
One Hit To The Body (official video)     9  19.3%
Hate To See You Go (official video)     8  21.6%
We Love You (official video)     8  21.6%
Child Of The Moon (promo video)     8  19.4%
Angie (official video 2)     7  31.9%
Angie (official video 1)     7  20.5%
2000 Light Years From Home (promo video)     6  19.8%
Love Is Strong (official video)    6  21.0%
Paint it Black (roller coster version)     16.5%
     

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