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It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: The Rolling Stones Lyrics Quiz
by Staff
The legendary Rolling Stones have released more than 100 singles. Only a fraction of them are in this quiz. How well can you identify their lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.

The identity of "Mr. Jimmy" from this song has been debated for decades.

  • "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  • "Brown Sugar"
  • "Paint It Black"

It's been said that this song, with the lyrics "all your sickness, I can suck it up. Throw it all at me, I can shrug it off" is about Mick Jagger taking control of the band while Keith Richards was trying to kick heroin.

  • "Street Fighting Man"
  • "Beast of Burden"
  • "Start Me Up"

What line of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was bleeped out on "The Ed Sullivan Show"?

  • "I can't get no girl reaction."
  • "He can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke the same cigarettes as me."
  • "I'm trying to make some girl."

When Mick Jagger sang "Let's Spend the Night Together" on "The Ed Sullivan Show," what word did he have to sing instead of "the night"?

  • the day
  • some time
  • all day

Keith Richards wrote this song for his newborn son, but Mick Jagger rewrote it.

  • "Wild Horses"
  • "As Tears Go By"
  • "Ruby Tuesday"

The longtime, always-denied rumor is that this song was about David Bowie's wife.

  • "Sweet Virginia"
  • "Angie"
  • "Sister Morphine"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "Watching girls go passing by, it ain't the latest thing."

  • "It's All Over Now"
  • "Some Girls"
  • "Waiting on a Friend"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "If I could stick a pen in my heart and spill it over the stage, would it satisfy you, would it slide on by you?"

  • "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll"
  • "Honky Tonk Women"
  • "Get Off of My Cloud"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "Childhood living is easy to do."

  • "Dead Flowers"
  • "As Tears Go By"
  • "Wild Horses"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "It is the evening of the day; I sit and watch the children play."

  • "As Tears Go By"
  • "Cry to Me"
  • "Heart of Stone"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "I was born in a cross-fire hurricane."

  • "Gimme Shelter"
  • "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  • "Highwire"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "I live in an apartment on the 99th floor of my block."

  • "Get Off of My Cloud"
  • "Honky Tonk Women"
  • "If You Can't Rock Me"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "Gold coast slave ship, bound for cotton fields."

  • "Brown Sugar"
  • "Hot Stuff"
  • "Time Is on My Side"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "You're the kind of person you meet at certain dismal, dull affairs."

  • "Tumbling Dice"
  • "19th Nervous Breakdown"
  • "Let's Spend the Night Together"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "Oh, a storm is threatening my very life today."

  • "Moonlight Mile"
  • "Mixed Emotions"
  • "Gimme Shelter"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "Well you've got your diamonds, and you've got your pretty clothes."

  • "Play With Fire"
  • "Under My Thumb"
  • "Shattered"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "What a drag it is getting old."

  • "Mother's Little Helper"
  • "Torn and Frayed"
  • "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "Button your lip, baby, button your coat. Let's go out dancing, go for the throat."

  • "Mixed Emotions"
  • "Start Me Up"
  • "Shattered"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "She would never say where she came from."

  • "She's a Rainbow"
  • "Claudine"
  • "Ruby Tuesday"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "Please allow me to introduce myself; I'm a man of wealth and taste."

  • "Sympathy for the Devil"
  • "Heart of Stone"
  • "Little Red Rooster"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "Well I told you once and I told you twice, but you never listen to my advice."

  • "Please Go Home"
  • "Loving Cup"
  • "The Last Time"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "Women think I'm tasty, but they're always trying to waste me."

  • "Midnight Rambler"
  • "Tumbling Dice"
  • "She Was Hot"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the opening line: "I saw her today at the reception, a glass of wine in her hand."

  • "Angie"
  • "Some Girls"
  • "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the drug reference: "Y'all got cocaine eyes, yeah, you got speed-freak jive."

  • "Rip This Joint"
  • "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
  • "Anybody Seen My Baby"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the drug reference: "And though she's not really ill, there's a little yellow pill."

  • "Monkey Man"
  • "Torn and Frayed"
  • "Mother's Little Helper"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the drug reference: "And there will always be a space in my parking lot when you need a little coke and sympathy."

  • "Let It Bleed"
  • "When the Whip Comes Down"
  • "She's So Cold"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the drug reference: "Sweet cousin cocaine, lay your cool hand on my head."

  • "Father Speed"
  • "Sister Morphine"
  • "Uncle Heroin"

Name the Rolling Stones song by the drug reference: "I'll be in my basement room with a needle and spoon."

  • "Dead Flowers"
  • "Time Is on My Side"
  • "You Gotta Move"

Keith Richards said this song is about "some chick you've broken up with. And all you've got left is the piano and the guitar and a pair of panties."

  • "I'm Free"
  • "Ruby Tuesday"
  • "Doom and Gloom"

The lyrics for this song were inspired by the Russian novel "The Master and Margarita."

  • "Sway"
  • "Salt of the Earth"
  • "Sympathy for the Devil"