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No. 36: ‘Shine A Light’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs

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Even amongst the classics-packed Rolling Stones album ‘Exile on Main St.,’ the song ‘Shine a Light’ stands out. The tune originated as ‘Get a Line on You,’ and was mainly written about former bandmate Brian Jones’s addiction to drugs as well as his separation from the band.

After the band recorded a myriad of variations with slightly altered lyrics, ‘Shine a Light’ found a home on ‘Exile’ and exuded a rock and roll theme we all love today with an added dosage of gospel music. Mick Jagger‘s voice sounds partially angelic but retains all his trademark grit in this classic Rolling Stones song.

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