No. 54: ‘Star Star’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
Considering the influence that early R&B and blues had upon the band, it should be little surprise that the Rolling Stones' 'Star Star' starts with an homage to Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode.'
From there however, 'Star Star' evolves into a raunchy rant against an unknown female party who, we are left to assume, enjoyed the company of rock and movie stars back in the day. Originally titled 'Starf---er', Ahmet Ertegun insisted the band change the song title to something more palatable for the masses. But the title was the only thing toned down; As the song progresses, the track seemingly picks up in tempo while also getting increasingly crude.
Listen to the Rolling Stones Perform 'Star Star'