It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: The Rolling Stones Lyrics Quiz

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

"I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy, a man said he looked pretty ill" are lyrics from the song "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

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.

"I'll never be your beast of burden. Don't need no fussin', don't need no nursin'" are lyrics from "Beast of Burden."

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

For reasons lost to modern audiences, "I'm trying to make some girl" was deemed too racy for TV.

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"?

Jagger rolled his eyes every time he sang "some time" instead of "night."

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

Now "Wild Horses" is apparently about legendary groupie/girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.

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

"Angie, Angie, ain't it good to be alive."

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

"I'm not waiting on a lady, I'm just 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?"

"I know it's only rock 'n' roll, but I like it."

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

"Wild horses couldn't drag me away. Wild horses, we'll ride them someday."

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

"I sit and watch as tears go by."

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

"I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash; it's a gas gas gas!"

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

"Hey! You! Get off of my cloud. Don't hang around 'cause two's a crowd."

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

"Brown sugar, how come you dance so good?"

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

"You better stop, look around … here comes your 19th nervous breakdown."

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

"If I don't get some shelter, oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away."

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

"Don't play with me, 'cause you're playing with fire."

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

"She goes running for the shelter of her mother's little helper."

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."

"You're not the only one with mixed emotions. You're not the only ship adrift on this ocean."

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

"Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday. Who could hang a name on you?"

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

The title words don't actually show up in the song, but it's "Sympathy for the Devil."

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."

"This could be the last time, maybe the last time, I don't know."

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

"You got to roll me and call me the tumbling dice."

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

"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you'll find you get what you need."

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

"Can't you hear me knocking on your window? Can't you hear me knocking on your door?"

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

"Mother needs something today to calm her down."

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."

"Yeah, we all need someone we can bleed on."

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

"Please, sister morphine, turn my nightmares into dreams."

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

"Send me dead flowers by the mail. Send me dead flowers to my wedding."

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."

"Ruby Tuesday" is from the U.S. version of the 1967 album "Between the Buttons."

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

The Stones got attention for possible Satan worship with "Sympathy for the Devil," but the reality was a little more tame.

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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.

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