Picking the best Rolling Stones song is like deciding which breath of air you most enjoyed — impossible.
It’s a testament not only to the performers’ durability, but to that of the songs as well, that the Rolling Stones are still able to tour the world and pack ’em in decades after they first started making music. Mick and the boys will drop in at AT&T Stadium on Saturday for the Stones’ first DFW gig in almost a decade.
As for the notion of “the best Stones song,” though — we decided, as with most important decisions, that this was one too big to be left to simply making a list and arguing the merits.
No, if a bracket is good enough for our every-other-year burgers roundup, then, by Keith Richards’ head scarf, it’s good enough for the Rolling Stones.
We present our entirely subjective, completely unscientific, 16-song “Sizing Up the Stones” bracket for your perusal.
To make the list, the song had to include some element or elements that made it instantly identifiable as a Stones track — a song, as much as any one song can, that could stand alone as the definitive representation of the band.
If you wouldn’t throw it on a mix tape for someone who’d never heard the Rolling Stones — y’know, a millennial or someone like that — then it didn’t make the cut.
So, click on the link below, pick a favorite, and discuss among yourselves.
And then check out our look back at the Stones’ long history in North Texas. Happy voting.
The Rolling Stones
8 p.m. Saturday