THE ROLLING STONES SONG OF THE DAY– WILD HORSES

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The Rolling Stones Song of the Day is- Wild Horses. Wild Horses- written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards is the third song on side one of Sticky Fingers. The song was also released as a single in the United States and peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Keith started the song as a son for his newborn son Marlon- he didn’t want to leave Marlon and go on the road. Later Mick rewrote the lyrics only keeping the line “wild horses couldn’t drag me away.” Before The Stones released the song it was first covered by Keith’s friend Gram Parsons band The Flying Burrito Brothers. The Stones recorded Wild Horses at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in December 1969- and as with Brown Sugar it wasn’t released for well over a year due to legal issues with their former record company. Mick’s former wife Jerry Hall has called Wild Horses her favorite Rolling Stones song. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #334 on their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list.

 

 

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9 responses to “THE ROLLING STONES SONG OF THE DAY– WILD HORSES

  1. I remember the first time I heard this song it was on an 8 track. I never forgot it and my regard for it has never diminished. Tried to listen to the Gram version and had to stop it. It didn’t sound bad, just different.

  2. One of my favorite ballads by the Stones!

    I didn’t know about the Flying Burrito Brothers’ cover. It’s not bad, though it’s basically the Stones version played by another band.

    I still prefer the Stones, though I will say when you’ve known and liked a tune from a band for a long time, the bar for any cover becomes very high!

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