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No. 58: ‘You Gotta Move’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs

For a band that was so heavily influenced by the blues, it was truly little surprise that the Rolling Stones would include a cover of this acoustic-blues song on ‘Sticky Fingers’. Representing the genre was never a task that the Stones’ ever truly took lightly, and nowhere is this more evident than on ‘You Gotta Move’.

Mick Jagger‘s vocals sound especially mournful — if not somewhat exaggerated — however, they help capture the essence and heart of the song. The spare arrangement and instrumentation, featuring Charlie Watts’ minimalist kick drum and clenched cymbal crashes contributions as well as some incredible slide guitar work, show that sometimes less is indeed more.

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Listen to the Rolling Stones Perform ‘You Gotta Move’

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