Wild Horses (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Wild Horses

Artist = Rolling Stones
B-side = "Sway"
from Album = Sticky Fingers
Released = 12 June 1971
Format = 7"
Recorded = December 1969 - February 1970
Genre = Rock, Roots rock
Length = 5:42
Label = Rolling Stones Records
Producer = Jimmy Miller
Writer = Jagger/Richards
Chart position =

  • #28 (US)

  • Reviews =
    Last single = "Brown Sugar"
    This single = "Wild Horses"
    Next single = "Tumbling Dice"
    Misc = Extra tracklisting
    Album = Sticky Fingers
    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 = 4
    Extra album cover 2
    Upper caption =
    Type =single

    Cover size =
    Lower caption =CD Single
    Border =

    "Wild Horses" is a song by the Rolling Stones from their 1971 album "Sticky Fingers", written by Mick Jagger and 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 Janerio in 2006.

    The Flying Burrito Brothers first 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 song for 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 Lovemongers with Chris Cornell, Jewel, Dave Matthews, Garbage, Mazzy Star, Charlotte Martin, Chantal Kreviazuk, Alicia Keys ft. 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 Hart and Danish singer Jesper Binzer have made a cover version together.

    On April 8, 2006, Chinese rock star Cui Jian sang this with Jagger when The Stones played a concert in Shanghai.

    Eva Avila of Canadian Idol sang 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.

    External links

    * [http://www.rollingstones.com/discog/index.php?v=so&a=1&id=137 Complete Official Lyrics]

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