16. ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ by The Rolling StonesSympathy For The Devil

Probably the Stones’ most controversial anthem- and one that still causes a stir in Bible-belt America- ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ is a rousing piece of rock ‘n’ roll music regardless of its lyrical content. The infectious conga drums and rumbling piano provide the perfect setting for Mick Jagger’s blasphemous lyrics, before Keith Richards rips into a thrilling guitar solo or two. The uneasy menace and insistent beat of the song make it a great one for budding Jack Kerouacs and Neal Cassadys ready for a wild ride out West.

Available on: The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet (ABKCO, 1968).