What are the favorite music videos of Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones? Back in 1994, he named some of his favorite music videos during an interview with MTV (as transcribed by MetalCastle.net). In the list, there were music videos from Mötley Crüe, his band The Rolling Stones, and his solo career.
Mick Jagger is a Dartford-born musician who gained international fame for being a lead vocalist for his co-founded rock band The Rolling Stones. Writing songs and creating stuff for the band, Jagger has contributed to the band’s every release since the band’s formation in 1962. Over the decades, the band has brought a lot of hit songs to its fans, such as (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Paint It Black, Get Off of My Cloud, and Start Me Up.
As a solo musician, Mick Jagger released four different studio albums. Debuted in 1985 while he was in the middle of his fame with The Stones, Jagger followed the album with the 1987-released Primitive Cool. Six years later, in 1993, Jagger released one more album, named Wandering Spirit, which was a huge success for him. His latest album was 2001’s Goddess in the Doorway.
Focusing on the musician’s achievements, Mick Jagger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, as well as getting inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Including his The Stones and solo releases, Jagger reached number 1 on the US and UK singles charts with 13 singles. He was also in the top 10 with 32 singles.
However, what are Mick Jagger‘s favorite music videos? As he has created music for over 6 decades, Jagger has a piece of favorite rock music videos. Let’s look at what are they.
The 5 Music Videos Mick Jagger Revealed As His Favorites
5. ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’
The list came out with one of the great rock bands ever, ZZ Top. Even though Jagger didn’t reveal the exact video, he detailed the song in his words. His words aimed at the first music video of ZZ Top, Gimme All Your Lovin’. He also said there were a lot of great ZZ Top music videos.
As you know, ZZ Top is a 1969-formed rock band that comprised Billy Gibbons on vocals, Frank Beard on drums, and Dusty Hill on bass, until Hill died in 2021. Having sold over 50 million copies worldwide, the band released 15 studio albums to date. Also, in 2004, ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Turning back to the interview, Mick Jagger explained why he loved ZZ Top that much: “I think there’s a series of good ZZ Top videos. I think this is a slightly surreal thing with the girl. And being able to continue past the hot rod into this hour thing. Plus, I still like the chances of a nice guitar.
“And, you know, the beers… I don’t know. I just think it just works for this piece. I don’t really know why. I just always like this piece. That is like a genre piece of the girls in the cars, [and] I chose this one so like the ballot.”
4. Mötley Crüe – Girls, Girls, Girls
The third was taken from Mötley Crüe. Featuring on the band’s track-titled fourth studio album, Girls, Girls, Girls, the band achieved quadruple platinum certifications, selling more than 4 million copies worldwide. As the album consisted of 10 tracks in total, it included some hit Mötley Crüe songs, such as Wild Side, the You’re All I Need, and Bad Boy Boogie.
When the interviewer said it was one of the sexist videos ever, Jagger answered: “That’s why I chose it. It is great. It is an example of a city. So I chose [because] it is a different representative. But, this is the best or worst, if you want, sexist girls on the Powell strip show. If you could nearest the thing and get seen on TV as a strip show with the generic metal band playing and wiggling their mouths. So, I thought this is as far as I’m concerned.”
3. The Rolling Stones – Undercover Of The Night
One of the music videos Mick Jagger named his favorites was his own band’s song, Undercover Of The Night. Taken from the band’s 17th British and 19th American album, Undercover, the song is largely a Mick Jagger composition.
Speaking about the music video, Jagger said: “It was just stupid. I mean, it was banned [by BBC]. It was during this period of political upheaval in Central America. Everyone was very hit up about all that.
“The song was very political. You know, it is very political. And [it] has allegiance to that conflict 2000 occur Agron and sense our daughter. So, we actually shot this in Mexico, but it’s very much of that period. Touches are about the politics of that. So, it’s a very political piece.”
2. Mick Jagger – Say You Will
There was also a Mick Jagger song on the list named Say You Will. The song was the track taken from his second album, Primitive Cool, released in 1987 and carried the musician to gain more fame. Consisted of 10 tracks in total, the album was number 41 on the Billboard US 200 in 1987.
“It’s romantic,” Jagger said about the song. “There’s a difference between these surfaces. There’s a slightly different sensibility. So, she made a lot of videos around this page and did a lot of work with Madonna.
“And, she dreamed up this idea there’s something to do. She had this Spanish Civil War in the dream line. So, we could cut this romantic image of this soldier. It couldn’t be more different from the last one and romantically.”
1. Mick Jagger – Sweet Thing
There was another Mick Jagger song, called Sweet Thing, which he chose as one of his favorite music videos. This one was taken from the musician’s third studio album, named Wandering Spirit.
After The Rolling Stones released its 1989-released Steel Wheels, Mick Jagger sat and began writing something new for himself. Jagger, who wanted to grow his solo music in the early 1990s, did it very well and released one of his successful albums, Wandering Spirit, in 1993.
Consisted of 14 tracks in total, the album had a 54-min length. It was also in the top 10 on several charts in different countries. The album got its only Platinum certification from Argentina.