9:30 Coffee Break: Name-checking the Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones rock TCF Bank Stadium
The Rolling Stones rock TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

Last night, the Rolling Stones captivated Minnesotans during their concert at TCF Bank Stadium, the Minneapolis stop on their Zip Code Tour across North America. You can read Andrea Swensson's review of the concert, accompanied by Nate Ryan's photos of Mick and company.

As Andrea describes, "Throughout the show, Mick Jagger gushed about Minnehaha Falls, the Mall of America, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and even name-checked A Prairie Home Companion."

It's always cool when an artist name-checks local landmarks, and the Stones were honest about it; they had visited several places throughout the Twin Cities during their stay in town.

As we bask in the glow of last night's concert, let's return the favor by name-checking the Rolling Stones. It turns out there are a whole bunch of songs that name-check the Rolling Stones, members of the Rolling Stones, titles of Stones' songs and Stones' lyrics.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that name-check the Rolling Stones? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Weezer "Jamie"
"You've got the Beach Boys, and your firm's got the Stones / But I know you won't leave me alone"

Mott the Hoople "All the Young Dudes"
"And my brother's back at home / with his Beatles and his Stones / We never got it off / on that revolution stuff"

The Hold Steady "Ask Her for Adderall"
"If she asks just tell her that we opened for the Stones
It's her favorite band except for The Ramones"

Neil Young "Borrowed Tune"
"I'm singin' this borrowed tune
I took from the Rolling Stones"

Metric "Gimme Sympathy"
Who'd you rather be? The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?

The Clash "1977"
"Danger stranger / You better paint your face / No Elvis, Beatles, or the Rolling Stones / In 1977"

Deep Purple "Smoke on the Water"
"We ended up at the Grand Hotel. / It was empty cold and bare. / But with the Rolling Stones truck thing just outside / Making our music there"

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