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No. 3: ‘Paint It, Black’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs

Coming in at No. 3 on our Top 100 Rolling Stones songs list is a tune we all can’t help but love, one set in chromatic-minor that was released as the first single off the US version of the album ‘Aftermath.’

‘Paint It, Black’ is a great song blessed with a signature guitar riff, great bass, tremendous lyrics and a sitar which makes it stand out from other Stones tunes… to no complaint of ours.

Being about a girl’s funeral, Paint It Black’s sound is heavily attributed to two things: the bass pedal, played by Bill Wyman — who decided to play it with his fists in order to ‘fatten’ up the bass sound — as well as the sitar used by Brian Jones.

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