No. 82: ‘Hang Fire’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
At another attempt to show just how versatile their music can be, the Rolling Stones decided to put together the surfer-esque styled yet never fleeting rock 'n roll tune of 'Hang Fire.' The track is off of the bands 1981 album 'Tattoo You.'
'Hang Fire' is one of the very few times that the Stones wrote a readily apparent political song, sort of a look at the English society at the time, in which the lyrics mock the economy. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Keith Richards was very honest about the track being about the ugly politics of England at the time.
Although they risked possible scrutiny from British politicians, the Stones earned themselves another big radio hit here in America.
Watch The Rolling Stones Perform 'Hang Fire'