Released: April 1971

Possibly not the most politically correct song of the 1970s, 'Brown Sugar' was written for the singer Marsha Hunt, Mick Jagger's then-lover and mother of his first child, and flirts with sadism, smack, oral sex, and all manner of rock'n'roll fun. Above and beyond any suspect lyrical content, it's all about a kinetic groove, dirty sax and an unfeasibly laid back Keith Richards riff.

 
 
 
 
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