No. 19: ’19th Nervous Breakdown’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
Kicking off with a killer guitar riff, on loan from Bo Diddley, '19th Nervous Breakdown' features some of Mick Jagger's most arresting lyrics riding atop a pile driving rhythm, making this one of the Rolling Stones' best early numbers.
The song charges along full throttle and makes its case in just three glorious minutes. From the hypnotic opening riff through to the fade out, which features some bass heroics from Bill Wyman, it's an early era Stones gem and a half. Released as a single in early 1966, it fell just shy of topping the charts, hitting No. 2 in both the US and UK.
Watch the Rolling Stones Perform '19th Nervous Breakdown'