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#RollingStones50 - help build the Ultimate Rolling Stones Playlist

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This July at 6 Music we're dedicating a month of shows to celebrate 50 years of the world's definitive rock 'n' roll bands; The Rolling Stones.

A young Mick and Keith became friends in Dartford at the turn of the '60s, and bonded over their growing infatuation with the blues. Two of their first three singles were covers while the other was written by Lennon and McCartney - the story famously going that Mick and Keith were locked in a kitchen by their manager, Andrew 'Loog' Oldham until they wrote a song themselves.

Now collectively nick-named as the 'Glimmer Twins', they are considered one of the greatest song writing partnerships of all time selling 200 million albums over five decades, with a couple of line-up adjustments and a fair few tour anecdotes which they are about to add to with another world tour next year - which might, just might, take in a certain festival on Worthy Farm in June.

So, turn on that hip swagger and tune your air guitar to open D for we want you to help us make The Ultimate Rolling Stones Playlist - but the question is: where in the name of her satanic majesty do we start?
• Your favourite Stones tracks -the hits, the album tracks and the forgotten gems
• Some of their influences from early rhythm and blues such as Chuck Berry, Howlin Wolf or Bo Diddley
• Their contemporaries - The Beatles, The Who, Marianne Faithfull, and so on
• Bands they've influenced like Aerosmith, Primal Scream or (more recently) Yelawolf or Jack White
• Favourite covers of Stones tracks, such as Leon Russell's epic version of Jumpin Jack Flash at the Concert for Bangladesh

Or whatever else you can think of.

Get in touch in all the usual ways - comment on this blog or our Facebook page, drag a track into our collaborative Stones playlist on Spotify, send us e-mail or Tweet us using #RollingStones50 and remember to tune into the show from 6pm on Sunday.

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by kemmysunshine

    on 13 Jul 2012 10:51

    "Sympathy for the devil" would be my favourite Stones track of all time. As for runner-ups I'd go with "miss you", "emotional rescue", "have you seen your mother....", "we love you", "far away eyes" and "undercover"

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by nicola

    on 9 Jul 2012 09:23

    How about she's like a rainbow, we love you, Angie, sympathy for the devil, happy. That's my favourite five.

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by TOTO0326

    on 8 Jul 2012 23:12

    This is very difficult to pick up just one song, but for me it is "HONKY TONK WOMEN".

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  • Comment number 17. Posted by Annakey UK

    on 8 Jul 2012 17:59

    How about Godstar by Psychic TV? A great tribute to Brian Jones

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by Erin Spruce

    on 8 Jul 2012 17:21

    Loving Before They Make Me Run and We Had it All by the Stones at the moment. My Dad grew up listening to the Rolling Stones so it's only natural that they're one of my favorite bands :) I'm the only 16 year old I know that can name more than 5 Stones song... ;)

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by vaast

    on 8 Jul 2012 06:43

    Satisfaction, Angie, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Sympathy for the Devil, Gimme Shelter, and Brown Sugar !!! J'adore !!!

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by jmarknashville

    on 8 Jul 2012 00:42

    dance little sister..if you can listen to this song without getting up and shaking your ass you should be listening to lawrence welk..have already made my children promise to play it loud as they lower me down into the grave(in about a hundred damn years)

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by Nightowl18

    on 8 Jul 2012 00:19

    I have seen the Stones 7 times and they get better each time! For me Can you hear me knocking shows off the band's great musicianship. Bobby on sax, does it get any better? Midnight rambler and Flash highlight rock and roll and Just my imagination shows they can rock Mowtown. What a band! Can't wait to hear about the tour!

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Tree

    on 7 Jul 2012 23:33

    The following 5 are some of the greatest songs in Rock 'n' Roll History: Satisfaction, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Sympathy for the Devil, Gimme Shelter, and Brown Sugar. And they were all released between 1965 to 1971. The Stones are the best. 'Nuff said.

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by Joe Donoghue

    on 7 Jul 2012 20:36

    I would have to say Monkey Man, Midnight Rambler, Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man, are among my favorites. I also really like Stray Cat Blues, Angie, Black Limousine, Rocks Off, Brown Sugar, Sway, Love is Strange, and of course Satisfaction.

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