No. 38: ‘Memory Motel’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
'Memory Motel,' one of the highlights of the 1976 Rolling Stones album 'Black and Blue' is unique among the band's catalog for two different reasons.
It's one of the few Stones songs in which both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards share lead vocals. Also, the tune's length is over seven minutes, making it one of the longest songs ever written by the group.
The song has been featured on every Stones tour since '94. It was highlighted on the '98 live 'No Security,' with Dave Matthews joining in on vocals.
The lyrics speak of an ebbing love that was introduced by a one-night stand at the Memory Motel. It's been speculated that the band is speaking about singer/songwriter Carly Simon.
Watch The Rolling Stones Perform 'Memory Motel'