Complete Hit Singles List (1963-2006)
(click HERE for SOLO stones hit singles & albums)
(based on US
Billboard and UK Record Retailer/Music Week/NME/BPI positions)
Compiler: AC Palacio.
You may also review the more genre-specific Mainstream Rock Chart. Find a complete list of b-sides and release dates HERE.
>> Chart listings found here are based on
positions from the two largest and most accurately maintained
calculations of sale [US & UK] only. Though the US charts
have remained as a top-100 listing throughout this period (with
an additional 'bubbling under' 101-125), the UK charts have
fluctuated between top-40 and top-75. note-
Though different today, an EP in the 1960s was an extended-play
'45' which was at times calculated as a standard single. These
days, EPs are often calculated as albums, or altogether
>>> Though nevertheless thorough, these findings and calculations are open to speculation, especially regarding pre-1980 U.K. charts. See Chart Considerations for more information.
|1963||I Wanna Be Your Man||12|
|1964||The Rolling Stones [EP]||1**|
|1964||Not Fade Away||3||48|
|1964||It's All Over Now||1||26|
|1964||Tell Me (you're coming back)||24|
|1964||five by five [EP]||1**|
|1964||Time Is On My Side||6|
|1964||Little Red Rooster||1|
|1965||What A Shame||*124|
|1965||Heart of Stone||19|
|1965||The Last Time||1||9|
|1965||Play With Fire||96|
|1965||(i can't get no) Satisfaction||1||1|
|1965||got LIVE if you want it! [EP]||1**|
|1965||Get Off of My Cloud||1||1|
|1965||As Tears Go By||6|
|1966||19th Nervous Breakdown||2||2|
|1966||Paint It Black||1||1|
|1966||Mother's Little Helper||8|
|1966||Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In the Shadow?||5||9|
|1967||Let's Spend the Night Together||3||55|
|1967||We Love You||8||50|
|1967||She's A Rainbow||25|
|1967||In Another Land [Bill Wyman]||87|
|1968||Jumpin' Jack Flash||1||3|
|1968||Street Fighting Man||21*||48|
|1969||Honky Tonk Women||1||1|
|1970||Memo From Turner [Mick Jagger]||32|
|1973||You Can't Always Get What You Want||42|
|1974||Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (heartbreaker)||15|
|1974||It's Only Rock and Roll (but i like it)||10||16|
|1974||Ain't Too Proud to Beg||17|
|1975||I Don't Know Why||42|
|1975||Out of Time||45||81|
|1976||Fool to Cry||6||10|
|1978||Beast of Burden||8|
|1980||She's So Cold||33||26|
|1981||Start Me Up||7||2|
|1981||Waiting On A Friend||50||13|
|1982||Going to A Go-Go (live)||26||25|
|1982||Time Is On My Side (live)||62|
|1983||Undercover (of the night)||11||9|
|1984||She Was Hot||42||44|
|1986||One Hit (to the body)||80||28|
|1989||Rock and A Hard Place||63||23|
|1990||Almost Hear You Sigh||31||50|
|1991||Ruby Tuesday (live)||59|
|1994||Love Is Strong||14||91|
|1994||You Got Me Rocking||23||113|
|1994||Out of Tears||38||60|
|1995||I Go Wild||29|
|1995||Like A Rolling Stone||12||109|
|1997||Anybody Seen My Baby?||22|
|1998||Saint of Me||26||94|
|1998||Out Of Control||51|
|2003||Sympathy For The Devil (remix)||14||**97|
|2005||Streets of Love||15|
|2005||Rain Fall Down||33|
* - What A Shame remains as the only song to appear on nothing but the 'Bubbling Under' chart.
** - Topped Billboard Single Sales chart, as well as the Dance chart, yet without much radio play.
** - All three (3) Rolling Stones EPs from 1964-65 reached #1 in the UK EP charts.
* - Street Fighting Man did not chart in the U.K. until 1971.
1960's UK EP Chart Listings:
|YEAR||Extended Play TITLE||UK|
|1964||The Rolling Stones||1|
|1964||five by five||1|
|1965||got LIVE if you want it!||1|
Mainstream Rock Charts [US]
This more genre-specific chart was introduced in 1981 (as 'Album Rock Tracks') and relies more significantly on radio airplay than the main singles chart does. In every respect, a selection will reach higher on this chart. Of the Rolling Stones' five (5) #1 singles, three (3) were from Steel Wheels, two of which remained at #1 for five (5) weeks. Their longest-running #1 (13 weeks at top) is Start Me Up.
|YEAR||MAINSTREAM ROCK CHART ENTRY||US|
|1981||If I Was A Dancer (Dance pt. 2)||26|
|1981||Start Me Up||1|
|1981||Little T & A||5|
|1981||Waiting On A Friend||8|
|1982||Going To A Go-Go [live]||5|
|1983||Undercover (of the night)||2|
|1983||She Was Hot||4|
|1984||Too Much Blood||38|
|1984||Think I'm Going Mad||50|
|1986||One Hit (to the body)||3|
|1989||Sad Sad Sad||14|
|1989||Rock and A Hard Place||1|
|1989||Almost Hear You Sigh||1|
|1994||Love Is Strong||2|
|1994||You Got Me Rocking||2|
|1994||Out of Tears||14|
|1994||Sparks Will Fly||30|
|1995||I Go Wild||20|
|1995||Like A Rolling Stone [live]||16|
|1997||Anybody Seen My Baby?||3|
|1997||Flip The Switch||14|
|1997||Saint of Me||13|
|1998||Gimme Shelter [live]||29|
|2005||Oh No, Not You Again||34|
Select B-side tracks have been given their own chart status based on certain calculation quidelines.
U.S. Billboard chart calculations include unit sales, radio requests and airplay. Often, a song may reach the chart on radio airplay alone. For example, the chart position Play With Fire held [#96] was based on radio requests and airplay solely, since it was only a b-side [of The Last Time] and did not figure in unit sales.
The clearest example of this calculation method can be found in the #1 US single Ruby Tuesday/Let's Spend the Night Together. Both songs were equally enjoyed by many, yet only a single track on a disc can be considered for certification status and the record company decided to split the pair for special consideration in the UK and the US. Subsequently, Let's Spend the Night Together was a #3 hit in the UK. In the US, Ruby Tuesday was a #1 hit - but with radio requests and airplay, Let's Spend the Night Together pulled out a #55 position in the charts which obviously did not reflect the height of its popularity which many say could have been #1 itself. It's debatable whether the greatest strength of that 1967 record was do to its a-side, b-side, or both.
Billboard has also had a 'Bubbling Under' chart over a bulk of the Stones' recording career. This chart has varied from a #101-110 list, to as much as a #101-133 list in their early period. A few tunes that charted in the standard UK singles chart, also appeared in the U.S. 'Bubbling Under.' The only song to appear uniquely in the Bubbling Under chart [no U.K. chart and no U.S. top-100] is What A Shame, that reached #124 in January of 1965.
UK singles charts: Though recognized as a top-75 list for some time, the UK has what is known as a bubble-under chart which calculates charting singles from #76 to #100. This chart is based almost purely on speculation.
Most selections authored by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards.
by Chuck Berry.
I Wanna Be Your Man (Lennon/McCartney).
Not Fade Away (N. Petty/C. Hardin).
It's All Over Now (B. Womack/S. Womack).
Time Is On My Side (Norman Meade).
Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon).
As Tears Go By (Jagger/Richards/Oldham).
In Another Land (Bill Wyman).
Ain't Too Proud to Beg (E. Holland Jr./N. Whitfield).
I Don't Know Why (S. Wonder/P. Riser/D. Hunter/L. Hardaway).
Going to A Go-Go (Robinson/Tarplin/Moore/Rogers).
Harlem Shuffle (Relf/Nelson).
Almost Hear You Sigh (Jagger/Richards/Jordan).
Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan).
Anybody Seen My Baby? (Jagger/Richards/k. d. lang/B. Mink).
All selections have been recorded by the Rolling Stones. On two (2) occasions however, a single was released under an individuals name, these are:
1967-In Another Land (Bill Wyman) written by
1970-Memo From Turner (Mick Jagger) written by Jagger/Richards
solo work as been added to this list. Solo releases
that have charted can be found in the Hit
A sides with alternate flip-sides were not calculated as separate singles.
We do not have any information on the 1996 UK EP Wild Horses [live.] Though we believe that it did indeed chart, we have no information to back this. If you have any information regarding this or any other title either missing or incorrect, please feel free to bring it to our attention; it would be most appreciated.
Year, Month-a side/b side (highest chart position)
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