Having more than $950 million net worth, The Rolling Stones has been continuing to influence the entire rock and roll community, according to some people. They’re one of the most respectable bands worldwide due to the undeniable success they received over the years, but in addition to that, what are the 7 greatest The Rolling Stones albums from worst to best?
The Rolling Stones is an English rock band that was formed in London in 1962. Releasing 23 studio albums in the UK and 25 studio albums in the United States, The Rolling Stones is widely regarded as one of the most popular and enduring bands of the rock era.
Throughout its ongoing active career for almost six decades, The Rolling Stones released, 33 live albums, 48 video albums, 20 compilation albums, 77 music videos, 3 EPs, 121 singles, 15 box sets, and many more things alongside their studio albums.
Selling more than 200 million albums worldwide, The Rolling Stones reached its world success with its epic albums such as Sticky Fingers, Aftermath, Some Girls, Tattoo You, Let It Bleed, Black And Blue, Between The Buttons, and more.
Although The Rolling Stones is one of the best-selling musical bands of all time, there are some liked and disliked stuff of the band. Among their entire studio albums, what is the top-selling studio album of The Rolling Stones? Okay, let’s see the 7 greatest The Rolling Stones albums from worst to best.
7 Greatest The Rolling Stones Albums From Worst To Best
7. Beggars Banquet
Number of Sales: 15.96 Million
Beggars Banquet is the 7th British and 9th American studio album of the rock band The Rolling Stones. The album has sold 15.96 million copies worldwide.
During the band’s recording process, the band worked with Mick Jagger on vocals, Keith Richards on bass, backing and opening vocals, Brian Jones on the slide and acoustic guitar, Bill Wyman on bass and double bass, Charlie Watts on drums. The Rolling Stones was also joined by Nicky Hopkins on piano, Ric Grech on fiddle, Jimmy Miller on backing vocals, and many more musicians.
The album consisted of ten songs in total. Beggars Banquet‘s all tracks are written by the band’s singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Kieth Richards, except for Prodigal Son.
Inducting into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, the album was a top ten in many markets and countries.
6. Out Of Our Heads
Number of Sales: 16.43 Million
The Stones‘ Out Of Our Heads was the 6th of the 7 greatest The Rolling Stones albums from worst to best. At press time, the album has sold 16.43 million worldwide.
Out Of Our Heads was the 4th American and 3rd British studio album of The Rolling Stones. When the band released the album in the US on July 30, 1965, they unleashed it in the UK on September 24, 1965.
The album includes Mick Jagger on vocals, Keith Richards on electric guitar and backing vocals, Brian Jones on electric and acoustic guitar, Bill Wyman on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Charlie Watts on drums.
The albums included 12 songs in each US and UK edition. In 1965, the album was ranked number one for Billboard’s top 200 list.
The album includes The Stones‘ one of the biggest hits, Satisfaction.
5. Tattoo You
Number of Sales: 16.57 Million
Tattoo You was the 16th British and 18th American album of The Rolling Stones. So far, the album has sold 16.57 million copies worldwide.
The album was featuring many more successful artists as personnel. While Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Mick Taylor was the main members of the album, The Rolling Stones was joined by Nicky Hopkins, Jimmy Miller, Pete Townsend, Wayne Perkins, and many more musician.
The album features The Stones‘ one of the best-known songs, Start Me Up, which hit number two on the US Billboard singles charts.
The album is the 5th of 7 greatest The Rolling Stones albums from worst to best.
4. Some Girls
Number of Sales: 18.66 Million
Some Girls was the 16th American and 14th British studio album of The Rolling Stones who featured guitarist Ronnie Wood as a full-time member of the band. At press time, Some Girls has sold 18.66 million copies worldwide.
The album originally featured ten songs in total. The band’s Miss You, Beast Of Burden, and Shattered were some of the hit songs of the album.
As some of those might know, the album was the only The Rolling Stones album to be nominated for a Grammy Award in the Album of the Year category.
Number of Sales: 20.17 Million
Aftermath was the 4th British and 6th American album of The Rolling Stones. The number of sales of the album is 20.17 million so far.
Featuring 52-minute run-time in its UK release, the album reached number one on UK’s Record Retailer LPs Chart list, US’s Cash Box Top 100 Albums list, and the West German Musikmarkt LP Hit-Parade list. Aftermath was number two of Billboard’s Top LPs list.
Including 14 songs in the UK version and 11 songs in the US version, the band’s beloved songs Out Of Time, Mother’s Little Helper, Lady Jane, Paint It Black, Under My Thumb was in Aftermath.
2. Let It Bleed
Number of Sales: 21.60 Million
Let It Bleed was the 10th American and 8th British studio album of the rock band The Rolling Stones. Selling 21.60 copies worldwide, the album is the second highest-sold album of the band.
The album featured Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, the late drummer Charlie Watts, and Mick Taylor as personnel. They were also joined by 15 successful artists in the album.
The album included 14 songs and had a 42-minute run-time. The band’s Country Honk, Live With Me, Let It Bleed, Gimme Shelter, Monkey Man, Midnight Rambler, and many beloved songs were on this album.
Let It Bleed was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005.
1. Sticky Fingers
Number of Sales: 22.13 Million
The Rolling Stones‘ Sticky Fingers was the band’s 9th British and 11th American studio album. As of 2021, Sticky Fingers is the best-selling The Rolling Stones album with 22.13 million copy sale.
Receiving triple platinum certification in the US, the band’s beloved song Brown Sugar was number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 list in 1971. Also, Sticky Fingers was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
The album features 10 songs in total. All songs are written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, except for You Gotta Move and Sister Morphine.
Sticky Fingers is the greatest The Rolling Stones album which celebrates its 50th-anniversary in 2021.