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Top Songwriter Chart: The Rolling Stones

 

To celebrate The Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary Tour (yes, 50!), we’re looking back at their most successful songs. With a catalog extending back to the ’60s, the songwriting duo of Jagger/Richards (aka The Glimmer Twins) is one of history’s most endearing. They are a musical force without compare – writing and performing together for half a century. A truly incredible partnership.

To find out more about how we calculate this chart using Billboard Radio Songs data, check out the full methodology.

1. Start Me Up

Writers: Michael Phillip Jagger, Keith Richards

Year: 1981

Appears on: Tattoo You

Chart performance: Start Me Up spent 24 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The track debuted in the Top 10 on September 26, 1981 at #10 and stayed in the Top 10 peaking at #2 spot before sliding back down to #10 on December 5th.

2. Miss You

Writers: Michael Phillip Jagger, Keith Richards

Year: 1978

Appears on: Some Girls

Chart performance: Miss You spent 20 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The track debuted in the Top 10 on July 8, 1978 at #7 and stayed in the Top 10 peaking at #1 before sliding back down to #6 on September 2nd.

3. Emotional Rescue

Writers: Michael Phillip Jagger, Keith Richards

Year: 1980

Chart performance: Emotional Rescue

Emotional Rescue spent 19 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The track debuted in the Top 10 on August 2, 1980 at #9 and stayed in the Top 10 peaking at #3 before sliding back down to #10 on September 20th.

4. Angie

Writers: Michael Phillip Jagger, Keith Richards

Year: 1973

Appears on: Goats Head Soup

Chart performance: Angie spent 16 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The track debuted in the Top 10 on October 6, 1973 at #8 and stayed in the Top 10 peaking at #1 before sliding back down to #8 on November 17th.

5. Honky Tonk Women

Writers: Michael Phillip Jagger, Keith Richards

Year: 1969

Appears on: Honky Tonk Women (single)

Chart performance: Honky Tonk Women spent 15 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The track debuted in the Top 10 on August 2, 1969 at #8 and stayed in the Top 10 at #1 spot before sliding back down to #8 on October 11th.

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2 thoughts on “Top Songwriter Chart: The Rolling Stones

  1. I think you can put “Let it Loose” in this list.
    Robert Cubelo

  2. After reading the top 5, the ‘right on’ feeling is still alive.

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