Gimme Shelter – 100 Best Songs

Next up on my list of the 100 Best Songs of all time, is Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones.

Much like All Along the Watchtower, Gimme Shelter is a song that evokes imagery of the Vietnam War era. The message of the song is essentially, “make love, not war.”

While I do like the message of the song, what really makes this song one of my favorites, is the driving rock beat, with a touch of psychedelic overtones, the raw emotion of the lyric and vocal and Jagger’s pure rock swagger.

It’s a song that both makes me want to dance and start a revolution. Unfortunately, the message is just as relevant today as it was back in the late 60’s.

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