Wild Horses (5:42)

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“Wild Horses” is a song by the Rolling Stones from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers, Rolling Stone ranked it at #334 in its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list in 2004.

Originally recorded over a three day period at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama during December 2-4, 1969, the song was not released until over a year later due to legal wranglings with the band’s former label.

Prior to its release on “Sticky Fingers”, Gram Parsons convinced Jagger and Richards to allow him to record “Wild Horses” with his band, The Flying Burrito Brothers. While the Rolling Stones had already laid the track to tape, the Burrito Brothers’ version was actually the first to be released, appearing on their second album, Burrito Deluxe, in April 1970- one year before “Sticky Fingers.”

Released as the second (U.S.-only) single in June 1971, “Wild Horses” reached #28 on the singles chart. Although popular at the Stones’ live shows, “Wild Horses” has only been released in a reworked version on the 1995 acoustic/live album Stripped.

It has proven to be a popular cover song for other artists, eventually leading the Rolling Stones to re-release it as a single in 1996. It has been covered by Leon Russell, The Cranberries, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Old and in the Way, The Sundays, Guns N’ Roses, Bush, Labelle, The Lovemongers with Chris Cornell, Jewel, Dave Matthews, Garbage, Charlotte Martin, Chantal Kreviazuk, Alicia Keys ft.


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  • nicorebel


    8 Apr 8:48am Reply
  • klpra

    One of my favorite "Stones" song....along with Tumbling Dice....:-))

    7 Apr 8:10pm Reply
  • Sieben99

    "frearson10: God, I love this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The mark of a great group is having a remarkable ballad, and this is!" Hmm, yeah it's allright but their best 'ballad' will always be "I am Waiting" for me personally...for sure!...

    22 Mar 8:11am Reply
  • Hasen_Papa

    One of their best.!

    20 Mar 5:35pm Reply
  • Dannyownzz

    Easily the best Stones Song

    18 Mar 5:57pm Reply
  • davidneame1

    My initial song trying out Lastfm this morning. I'll listen to this lovely tune while i suss out how to use Lastfm. I bought this album in 75.

    16 Feb 11:54am Reply
  • Eviebb13

    Wild horses couldn't drag me away !

    6 Feb 1:48am Reply
  • Beertrucks

    Enjoying the music more to-day....

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • 69chicken

    One of their best.! .................."that Boyle woman" from Britains got talent does a fair version too.

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • alainchaumont


    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • frearson10

    God, I love this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The mark of a great group is having a remarkable ballad, and this is!

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • coventrybee

    At their peak with this track...Awesome

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MilesAboveYou

    Favorite RS song. Well, actually a tie with Gimme Shelter. (:

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • frearson10

    Probably the finest Stones song!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BruceLovesTacos

    Perfect driving alone music.

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • southstarmusic

    yes i agree aprileliz :) i still get goosebumps listening to it :)

    29 Sep 2013 Reply

    without a doubt one of the best songs ever written..

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • userabc123

    I like time is on my side.

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • frearson10

    These guys are just amazing, they'll probably hold soldout concerts in the afterlife!!!

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • pure_emotion

    ouuuuuu ...... ouiiiiiiiiii ! ..... never get fedup by listening to this great song ...... ♥♥♥

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
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