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The Rolling Stones

Paint It Black (4:07)

"Paint It Black" is a song recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1966. It reached number one in both the U.S. and the UK charts in 1966. It was released as a single and included on the U.S. version of the album Aftermath. In 2004 it was ranked #174 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The song began with Wyman playing organ at a recording session, in parody of the group's former co-manager…

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  • I too... want to Paint it Black!
  • It took me a minute to realize this was live, such is the great production values of the Stones on tour.
  • Música muito boa!
  • Love this song!
  • Loove it!
  • I don't really like the band that much but this song is magical.
  • To me this is probably the greatest song ever recorded, I have loved it nearly my whole life and have heard it infinite times... I've also heard tracks like Bohemian Rhapsody infinite times but hate them because of it, this is about the only song that truly never gets old and I could jam out to this another infinite times!!!
  • I'm fan inconditional of this band
  • Awesome song.
  • The sitar is what makes this song what it is. I have heard a version without the sitar and it falls very flat. I have heard that Mick and Keith were in the process of pushing Brian out and they tried to keep him out of the studio. Supposedly Brian came to the studio in the middle of the night and recorded the sitar part and it couldn't be removed....at least that is what I've heard. "Paint It, Black. Paint It, Black...you devil!"

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