Wild Horses (song)
Name = Wild Horses
B-side = "Sway"
from Album =
12 June 1971
Format = 7"
Recorded = December 1969 - February 1970
Genre = Rock,
Length = 5:42
Rolling Stones Records
Producer = Jimmy Miller
Chart position =
- #28 (US)
Last single = "Brown Sugar"
This single = "Wild Horses"
Next single = "
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Type = Studio
prev_track = "Sway"
prev_no = 2
this_track = "Wild Horses"
track_no = 3
next_track = "
Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
next_no = 4Extra album cover 2
Upper caption =
Cover size =
Lower caption =CD Single
"Wild Horses" is a song by the
Rolling Stonesfrom their 1971 album " Sticky Fingers", written by Mick Jaggerand Keith Richards. "Rolling Stone" ranked it at #334 in its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list in 2004.
Inspiration and recording
In the liner notes to the 1993 Stones collection "", Jagger states, "Everyone always says this was written about Marianne but I don't think it was; that was all well over by then. But I was definitely very inside this piece emotionally."
Jagger introduced it as a "sad love song" at the Rolling Stones performance in
Rio de Janerioin 2006. The Flying Burrito Brothersfirst recorded a version of the song that was released in 1970.
Release and aftermath
Released as the second (U.S.-only) single in June 1971, "Wild Horses" reached #28 on the singles chart. Although popular at the Stones' live shows, "Wild Horses" has only been released in a reworked version on the 1995 acoustic/live album "Stripped".
It has proven to be a popular
cover songfor other artists, eventually leading the Rolling Stones to re-release it as a single in 1996. "Wild Horses" has been covered by Summerhill, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Cranberries, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Old and in the Way, The Sundays, Guns N' Roses, Bush, Labelle, The Lovemongerswith Chris Cornell, Jewel, Dave Matthews, Garbage, Mazzy Star, Charlotte Martin, Chantal Kreviazuk, Alicia Keysft. Adam Levine, Tre Lux, Iron and Wine, Stonesour, Honeytribe, Deacon Blue, and Elisa. The Sundays' version was used in a long-running Budweiser beer commercial in the early 1990s, featuring slow-motion footage of galloping Clydesdale horses. The version was also featured in the 1996 thriller Fear. Also American singer Beth Hartand Danish singer Jesper Binzer have made a cover version together.
On April 8, 2006, Chinese rock star
Cui Jiansang this with Jagger when The Stones played a concert in Shanghai. Eva Avilaof Canadian Idolsang this song publicly for Rolling Stones night in the Top 9 night.
The end credits of the film "Shine a Light" feature a version of the song without lyrics.
* [http://www.rollingstones.com/discog/index.php?v=so&a=1&id=137 Complete Official Lyrics]
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