No. 98: ‘Mixed Emotions’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
After years of sniping at each other both in the press and on the lyric sheets of their respective solo albums, Rolling Stones main men Mick Jagger and Keith Richards ended a three-year break in 1989 with the "kiss and make up" single 'Mixed Emotions.'
The song, the lead single from 1989's unofficial reunion album 'Steel Wheels,' is a straight-ahead but slightly more textured rocker that's allegedly about trying to revive a romantic relationship that's on the rocks. However, it's hard not to read lyrics like "Button your lip, baby" and "You're not the only one with mixed emotions" as a direct addressing of the famous duo's contentious but ultimately beneficial relationship.
Watch the Rolling Stones Perform 'Mixed Emotions'