Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #116: ‘ Wild Horses’ – The Rolling stones- June 19, 1971.
- Single: ‘Wild Horses’- The Rolling Stones
- Record Company – Rolling Stones
- Genre: Country Rock
- Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
- Time: 5:38
- B-side: ‘Sway’
- Album- Sticky Fingers
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #28 8 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
The Rolling Stones follow up to the #1 ‘Brown Sugar’- ‘Wild Horses’ is one of their most famous ballads. Rolling Stone ranked ‘Wild Horses” #343 in their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list.
Great song and one of the many reasons why I think “Sticky Fingers” is the best Stones album!
Keith Richards and ex-Byrd and Flying Burrito Bros., Gram Parsons, were great buddies at the time and in an ongoing contest to see who could get more stoned. Richards allowed Parsons and the Burritos to record this song first. Many wrongly suggested the country song was at least partially written by Parsons, but there’s no doubt he influenced Richards at the time. Richards had to discontinue the friendship because he couldn’t keep up with Parsons’ drug intake and that’s saying a lot.