No. 85: ‘I’m Free’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
Originally snuck onto the second side of a pair of albums -- and then relegated to B-side status for the 'Get Off of My Cloud' single -- 'I'm Free' has grown into an enduring, popular member of the Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs club.
The song's proudly defiant lyrics originally made it a natural choice for the band's young fans, but the instantly hummable melody and strutting arrangement have made it a perennial live favorite -- 'I'm Free' made the cut for 1995's 'Stripped' live album as well as 'Shine a Light,' Martin Scorsese's 2008 Stones documentary -- as well as a natural choice for commercial use, as demonstrated by its appearance in ad campaigns for Renault and Chase Bank.
Watch the Rolling Stones Perform 'I'm Free'