The Info List - Hot Rocks 1964–1971

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Hot Rocks 1964–1971 is the first compilation album of Rolling Stones music released by former manager Allen Klein's ABKCO Records (who gained control of the band's Decca/London material in 1970) after the band's departure from Decca and Klein. Released in late 1971, it proved to be The Rolling Stones' biggest-selling release of their career and an enduring and popular retrospective. After reportedly having been duped by Klein to unknowingly sign over the recording copyrights to all of their material from 1963 to 1970, The Rolling Stones left Decca and formed their own label, Rolling Stones Records, with a new distributor. They recorded Sticky Fingers throughout 1970, releasing it the following spring. Although Klein—and now ABKCO—no longer had The Rolling Stones as clients, their fruitful catalogue was ripe for the picking and, thus, Hot Rocks 1964–1971 was quickly compiled as a double album greatest hits package. While the album carries most of the band's biggest hits during their first decade, it does drop a few of them to include standout tracks such as "Play With Fire", "Under My Thumb" and "Gimme Shelter" giving listeners a more well-rounded impression of The Rolling Stones' music in this era. Although "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses" are a part of Sticky Fingers, those two songs are co-owned by the band and Allen Klein because The Rolling Stones recorded the songs while they were still under contract to Decca.


1 Release and reception 2 Track listing 3 Charts and certifications

3.1 Charts 3.2 Certifications

4 See also 5 References

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [1]

MSN Music [2]

Robert Christgau B−[3]

Rolling Stone [4]

Hot Rocks 1964–1971 was released without input by The Rolling Stones (as was More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)). The album has spent 267 weeks on the US Billboard 200 chart and peaked at #4.[5] After selling in excess of twelve million copies, it was certified twelve times platinum. It has ended up as their best-selling album worldwide.[6] The UK release was delayed for many years, coming out on 21 May 1990, to coincide with the Urban Jungle Tour, reaching No. 3. Robert Christgau rated the album a B-, writing "If you don't like the Stones, this might serve as a sampler... Look, here's how it works. Except for Satanic Majesties, which isn't represented here, all of their '60s studio albums are musts." In August 2002, Hot Rocks 1964–1971 was reissued in a new remastered CD and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records.[7] Track listing[edit] All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Side one

No. Title Original album(s) Length

1. "Time Is on My Side (Guitar intro version)" The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965, UK release); Organ intro version on 12 X 5 (1964, U.S. release) 3:00

2. "Heart of Stone" Out of Our Heads (1965, UK release)/The Rolling Stones, Now! (1965, U.S. release) 2:49

3. "Play with Fire" (Nanker Phelge) Out of Our Heads (1965, U.S. release) 2:13

4. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Out of Our Heads (U.S. release) 3:43

5. "As Tears Go By" (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards/Andrew Loog Oldham) December's Children (And Everybody's) (1965, U.S release) 2:44

6. "Get Off of My Cloud" December's Children (And Everybody's) (U.S. release) 2:55

Side two

No. Title Original album(s) Length

7. "Mother's Little Helper" Aftermath (1966, UK release) 2:44

8. "19th Nervous Breakdown" Non-album single (1966) 3:56

9. "Paint It, Black" Aftermath (1966, U.S release) 3:22

10. "Under My Thumb" Aftermath (Both releases) 3:42

11. "Ruby Tuesday" Between the Buttons (1967, U.S. release) 3:16

12. "Let's Spend the Night Together" Between the Buttons (U.S. release) 3:37

Side three

No. Title Original album(s) Length

13. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" Non-album single (1968) 3:41

14. "Street Fighting Man" Beggars Banquet (1968) 3:14

15. "Sympathy for the Devil" Beggars Banquet 6:18

16. "Honky Tonk Women" Non-album single 3:00

17. "Gimme Shelter" Let It Bleed (1969) 4:31

Side four

No. Title Original album(s) Length

18. "Midnight Rambler" (Live at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S., 28 November 1969) Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert (1970); originally from Let It Bleed 9:05

19. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" Let It Bleed 7:30

20. "Brown Sugar" Sticky Fingers (1971) 3:48

21. "Wild Horses" Sticky Fingers 5:42

All tracks on sides one and two were produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. All tracks on sides three and four were produced by Jimmy Miller, except "Midnight Rambler," which was produced by The Rolling Stones and Glyn Johns. Charts and certifications[edit]


Chart (1971–72) Peak position

US Billboard 200[8] 4

Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[9] 5

Chart (1990) Peak position

Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 9

UK Albums (OCC)[11] 3

Chart (1993) Peak position

Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 10

New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[13] 2

Chart (2013) Peak position

US Billboard 200[8] 18


Region Certification Certified units/Sales

France (SNEP)[14] Release titled Les Années Stones 1 Gold 125,500[15]

United Kingdom (BPI)[16] 2× Platinum 600,000^

United States (RIAA)[17] 12× Platinum 6,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone ^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

List of best-selling albums in the United States


^ Hot Rocks 1964–1971 at AllMusic ^ http://music.msn.com/music/album/the-rolling-stones/hot-rocks-%281964-1971%29/ ^ http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=rolling+stones ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/artists/therollingstones/albums/album/241129/review/6067742/hot_rocks_19641971 ^ "The Rolling Stones Chart History". Retrieved 19 July 2016.  ^ "Rolling Stones Popularity Analysis". 2 December 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.  ^ Walsh, Christopher (24 August 2002). "Super audio CDs: The Rolling Stones Remastered". Billboard. Billboard. p. 27.  ^ a b "The Rolling Stones Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 June 2016. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 7601". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 11 June 2016. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 June 2016. ^ "Rolling Stones Artist Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 11 June 2016. ^ "Australian charts portal (18/07/1993)". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016.  ^ "New Zealand charts portal (24/10/1993)". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 11 June 2016.  ^ "French album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Les Années Stones 1" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.  ^ "Les Albums Or :" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 27 June 2013. [permanent dead link] ^ "British album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964–71". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 June 2013.  Enter Hot Rocks 1964–71 in the search field and then press Enter. ^ "American album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 27 June 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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Let's Spend the Night Together (1983) Stones at the Max (1992) The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge Live (1995) The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996) Bridges to Babylon Tour '97–98 (1998) Four Flicks (2003) The Biggest Bang (2007) Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (2010) Some Girls: Live in Texas '78 (2011) Sweet Summer Sun: Live in Hyde Park (2013) The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon (2016)


The Stones in the Park (1969) Gimme Shelter (1970) Cocksucker Blues (1972) Video Rewind (1984) 25×5: the Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones (1989) Shine a Light (2008) Stones in Exile (2010) Crossfire Hurricane (2012) Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (2017)


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Associated places

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Decca (UK) and London (US) singles

"Come On" "I Wanna Be Your Man" / "Stoned" "Not Fade Away" / "Little by Little" "It's All Over Now" "Tell Me" / "I Just Want to Make Love to You" "Time Is on My Side" "Little Red Rooster" "Heart of Stone" "The Last Time" / "Play with Fire" "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" / "The Spider and the Fly" "Get Off of My Cloud" / "I'm Free" "As Tears Go By" "19th Nervous Breakdown" / "As Tears Go By" "Paint It Black" / "Stupid Girl" "Mother's Little Helper" / "Lady Jane" "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?" "Let's Spend the Night Together" / "Ruby Tuesday" "We Love You" / "Dandelion" "In Another Land" "She's a Rainbow" / "2000 Light Years from Home" "Jumpin' Jack Flash" "Street Fighting Man" / "No Expectations" "Honky Tonk Women" / "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

Rolling Stones/ Atlantic singles

"Brown Sugar" / "Bitch" / "Let It Rock" "Wild Horses" / "Sway" "Tumbling Dice" / "Sweet Black Angel" "Happy" / "All Down the Line" "Angie" / "Silver Train" "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" / "Dancing with Mr. D" "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" / "Dance Little Sister" "Fool to Cry" "Hot Stuff"

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"Miss You" / "Far Away Eyes" "Beast of Burden" / "When the Whip Comes Down" "Respectable" / "When the Whip Comes Down" "Shattered" "Emotional Rescue" "She's So Cold" / "Send It to Me" "Start Me Up" "Waiting on a Friend" / "Little T&A" "Hang Fire" / "Neighbours" "Going to a Go-Go" (live) / "Beast of Burden" (live) "Time Is on My Side" (live) / "Twenty Flight Rock" (live) "Undercover of the Night" "She Was Hot" "Too Much Blood" "Harlem Shuffle" "One Hit (To the Body)" "Mixed Emotions" "Rock and a Hard Place" "Almost Hear You Sigh" "Highwire" / "2000 Light Years from Home" (live) "Ruby Tuesday" (live) / "Play with Fire" (live) "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (live) / "Tumbling Dice" (live)

Virgin singles

"Love Is Strong" "You Got Me Rocking" "Out of Tears" "I Go Wild" "Like a Rolling Stone" (live) / "Black Limousine" / "All Down the Line" "Wild Horses" (live) / "Live with Me" (live) / "Tumbling Dice" (live) "Anybody Seen My Baby?" "Saint of Me" / "Gimme Shelter" (live) "Out of Control" "Don't Stop" / "Miss You" (remix) "Streets of Love" / "Rough Justice" "Rain Fall Down" "Biggest Mistake" / "Before They Make Me Run" (live)

Universal singles

"Plundered My Soul" / "All Down the Line" "No Spare Parts" / "Before They Make Me Run" "Doom and Gloom" "One More Shot"

Other countries

"Let It Bleed" / "You Got the Silver" (London Japan) "Rocks Off" / "Sweet Virginia" (Japan) "Star Star" / "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" (France, Germany)

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UK & US releases 1964–1967

UK releases

The Rolling Stones (1964) The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)

US releases

The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hit Makers) (1964) 12 X 5 (1964) The Rolling Stones, Now! (1965) December's Children (And Everybody's) (1965)

UK & US releases

Out of Our Heads (1965) Aftermath (1966) Between the Buttons (1967)

US live releases

Got Live If You Want It! (1966)


The Rolling Stones (1964) Five by Five (1964) Got Live If You Want It! (1965)


Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (UK & US) (1966) Flowers (US) (1967)

International releases 1967–present

Studio albums

Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) Beggars Banquet (1968) Let It Bleed (1969) Sticky Fingers (1971) Exile on Main St. (1972) Goats Head Soup (1973) It's Only Rock 'n Roll (1974) Black and Blue (1976) Some Girls (1978) Emotional Rescue (1980) Tattoo You (1981) Undercover (1983) Dirty Work (1986) Steel Wheels (1989) Voodoo Lounge (1994) Bridges to Babylon (1997) A Bigger Bang (2005) Blue & Lonesome (2016)

Live albums

'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' (1970) Love You Live (1977) Still Life (1982) Flashpoint (1991) Stripped (1995) No Security (1998) Live Licks (2004) Shine a Light (2008) Brussels Affair (Live 1973) (2011) Some Girls: Live in Texas '78 (2011) Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981) (2012) L.A. Friday (Live 1975) (2012) Live at the Tokyo Dome (1990) (2012) Light the Fuse (Live 2005) (2012) Live at Leeds (2012) Hyde Park Live (2013) Marquee Club (Live in 1971) (2015) Sticky Fingers Live (2015) Totally Stripped (2016) Havana Moon (2016)


Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (1969) Made in the Shade (1975) Time Waits for No One: Anthology 1971–1977 (1979) Sucking in the Seventies (1981) Rewind (1971–1984) (1984) Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones (1993) Forty Licks (2002) Rarities 1971–2003 (2005) GRRR! (2012) On Air (2017)

Post-contract ABKCO albums

Hot Rocks 1964–1971 (1971) More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) (1972) Metamorphosis (1975) Singles Collection: The London Years (1989) The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)

Post-contract Decca albums

Stone Age (1971) Gimme Shelter (1971) Milestones (1972) Rock 'n' Rolling Stones (1972) No Stone Unturned (1973) Rolled Gold: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones (1975) Solid Rock (1980) Slow Rollers (1981) Rolled Gold+: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones (2007)

Other albums

Jamming with Edward! (1972) Story of The Stones (1982) Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 (2012)

Box sets

Singles 1963–1965 (2004) Singles 1965–1967 (2004) Singles 1968–1971 (2005) The Rolling Stones Box Set (2009) Singles 1971–2006 (2011) The Rolling Stones in Mono (2016)

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T.A.M.I. Show (1964) Charlie Is My Darling (1966) Sympathy for the Devil (1968) Gimme Shelter (1970) Cocksucker Blues (1972) Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (1974) Let's Spend the Night Together (1982) Video Rewind (1984) 25x5: The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones (1989) Stones at the Max (1992) The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge Live (1995) The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996) Bridges to Babylon Tour '97–98 (1998) Four Flicks (2003) The Biggest Bang (2007) Shine a Light (2008) Stones in Exile (2010) The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas '78 (2011) Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 (2012) Crossfire Hurricane (2012) Sweet Summer Sun: Live in Hyde Park (2013) The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon (2016) The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (2016) From The Vault - Sticky Fingers: Live At The Fonda T