8. “Sweet Virginia”
Imagine the Stones’ playing drunk on a back porch and you’ll get the idea of this ramshackle winner off Exile On Main St. Of course, it takes some real talent to sound soused and still produce a song so unforgettable. Credit goes to the refrain and the harmonies within it, performed by a passel of backup singers that included Dr. John. Bobby Keys’ sax solo is equally indispensable, and Jagger’s vocal performance is one of his most charming.
Previously: “I Got The Blues”