Counting Down the Rolling Stones: Discover Their 100 Finest Songs with American Songwriter's Jim Beviglia
For more than 50 years, the world has embraced the music and lyrics of The Rolling Stones. Their rock-n-roll masterpieces continue to be a staple of classic rock radio. Fans around the world have rocked-out with them in concert, while many of their albums rank among the very best of the genre. And their wild onstage and offstage antics are an integral part of rock and roll lore. Now, to the delight of their fans, rock writer Jim Beviglia dares to rank the band's best songs in his new release Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs.
Beviglia's Counting Down series highlights The Rolling Stones music library with the intelligence of a critic, yet the writing reveals the passion of a fan. He carefully and insightfully lays out why each song is ranked where it is, even introducing fans to songs they may not have heard before. Will every fan agree with Beviglia's ranking? With "Honky Tonk Woman” ranked at number 46, it's not likely – so bring on the watercooler talk. Regardless, Beviglia's historical, behind-the-scenes account of the group tells a fascinating story of one of the most beloved bands of all time.
"Counting Down The Rolling Stones is the perfect playlist builder,” says Beviglia. "My hope is that diehard fans of The Rolling Stones learn something new about the band and enjoy fresh insight on the songs, newcomers to their music will have an excellent guide to their finest work, and all are inspired to spend an afternoon enjoying some rock-n-roll.”
Jim Beviglia is a feature writer for American Songwriter magazine, reviewing new albums and looking back at classic songwriters and songs for both the print and online editions. This is his third book in the Counting Down series. He is the author of Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs (Scarecrow Press, 2013) and Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).
For more information, visit Beviglia's blog at www.Countdownkid.wordpress.com.
Book #3 of the Counting Down Series
Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs
By Jim Beviglia
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Rowman.com, and all major online outlets.
Counting Down Series
Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs (Scarecrow Press–2013)
Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs (Rowman & Littlefield –2014)
Counting Down the Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs (Rowman & Littlefield–2015)