Saturday, February 6, 2016

Rolling Stones – "Heart of Stone" (1965)

‘Cause she'll
Never break
Never break
Never break
Never break
This heart of stone

According to Wikipedia, the Rolling Stones recorded 166 songs written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

“Heart of Stone” is one of the duo’s earlier compositions.  It was originally released in 1965 on the group’s third US album, The Rolling Stones Now!  

The song made it to #19 on the Billboard “Hot 100,” and was included on the Stones’ first compilation album, Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), which I bought when I was 14 and played to death.  (That album had “Satisfaction,” “The Last Time,” “Time Is On My Side,” “19th Nervous Breakdown,” “Get Off of My Cloud,” and “Play with Fire” – among other hits – so you can hardly blame me.)

The Rolling Stones in 1965
“Heart of Stone” is the sixth of this year’s “29 Songs in 29 Days.”  Care to offer a guess as to what those six songs have in common?  Or are you still clueless when it comes to sussing out this year’s “29 Songs in 29 Days” theme?

Here’s a hint: I’m going to feature a total of four Rolling Stones songs this month, and zero Beatles songs.  (Apologies to you Beatles fans out there, but I really have no choice.)

Here’s another hint: tomorrow’s featured song has nothing in common with the other “29 Songs in 29 Days” selections.  On Super Bowl Sunday, I always feature a song by the artist who performs in that year’s Super Bowl halftime show.  

Last year, that was Katy Perry.  She was preceded by Bruno Mars, who was preceded by Beyoncé, Madonna, and the Black Eyed Peas.  This year, the featured Super Bowl halftime performer is . . . Coldplay?

Here’s “Heart of Stone”:

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