Some Girls Songs Ranked

Some Girls is the 14th British and 16th American studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released on 9 June 1978 on Rolling Stones Records. By 1976, the Rolling Stones’ popularity was in decline as the music industry was dominated by disco and newer rock bands. In addition, the punk rock movement was an emerging cultural force in the UK. Due to legal troubles surrounding guitarist Keith Richards, Mick Jagger is generally regarded as the principal creative force behind Some Girls, with him taking influence by dance music, most notably disco, during the sessions. With recording taking place at Pathé Marconi Studios in Paris, the sessions were highly productive, resulting in numerous outtakes that would appear on subsequent albums. Retrospectively, it has continued to receive acclaim, with many commending the band’s ability to blend contemporary music trends with their older signature style. Considered one of the band’s finest records, Rolling Stone has included Some Girls in their lists of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Here are all of Some Girls’ songs ranked.

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10. Before They Make Me Run

“I have to say, I’m not a fan of Keith Richards’ vocals. They just don’t work for me. Not to mention that the instrumentals for this one are just kind of bland and boring. I haven’t got much to say about this one, but it’s the weakest song on the album. At least Ronnie Wood gets some time to shine”

9. Lies

“This one has a pretty odd feeling after something as mellow as Some Girls. However, it still remains a great upbeat and nearly punk-ish tune when taken out of the context of placement. Charlie Watts has some really nice drumming moments on this, even if it doesn’t really stick it on a casual listen”

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8. Respectable

“What’s with the strange placement of crazy upbeat songs right after really slow songs? This one is probably the best track of these four though, as it really shows a great blues-rock inspired track that really shows the Stones sticking to their roots while also rocking out pretty hard while doing it.”

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7. Shattered

“Easily my favorite song on the album. This punk-influenced track just reeks of pure energy. That isn’t to mention that Mick really puts a ton of emotion and power into his vocals in lines like “Does it matter!?” and “Don’t you know the crime rate is goin’ up, up ,up, up, up, up, up!?”. I personally think that with this song, and album, The Rolling Stones pulled off their punk influence perfectly. That can absolutely be seen on this track.”

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6. Just My Imagination

” I personally find this one to be a bit basic for my liking. It just feels too much like an average Stones song and not the absolutely greatness that many songs on this album give off. Though, Keith Richards’ guitar work is nice I suppose.”

5. When the Whip Comes Down

“This one really goes back to the classic rock and roll style to Stones are known for. This one is also pretty damn good, with Richards really shining on this track in particular. Especially his lovely guitar solo about three quarters through the song. However, the song is simply a bit boring at times. Sometimes it’s a very exciting class rock and roll song and sometimes it’s a very bland rock and roll song.”

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4. Some Girls

“Back to that greatness I was talking about, this sorta spoken word-ish song really shows how mellow yet amazing the Stones could sound. While the lyrics here may be so-so, which was never really their forte outside of a few songs, the instrumentals here just work so amazingly. Though, it is an awkward transition into Lies.”

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3. Beast of Burden

“Ah, this relaxed song will forever be cemented in history as one of the greatest songs in the world to chill out in your car to on the side of the road. In all seriousness, everything about this song is great. The lyrics are outstanding, the instrumentals are pleasant, the production is great, Mick sounds good as ever, and you get my point. It just works perfectly.”

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2. Far Away Eyes

“Once again, it feels weird for a chill country-inspired song to be the next song after Lies, but it is still a pleasant song when taken out of the placement context. Country generally isn’t my thing, nor are spoken words for the most part. However, this one isn’t too bad. It never really evolves into much of anything, though. Which is a shame, as it has potential.”

1. Miss You

“The disco influences on this song have no right to work as well as they do. I mean, seriously. Disco-influenced Rolling Stones sounds like trash it first, but it actually makes for some insanely great music. Bill Wyman does some great bass work on this one. I really have no qualms with this song in honestly. Even Mick Jagger’s spoken word bit is pretty decent.”