Proof that you're a massive band? Get a name-check from another artist in their song. Proof that you're one of the biggest bands of all time? Get name-checked by 20 different artists in their songs. Here's a run down of The Rolling Stones' best tributes...

20Kid Rock - 'American Bad Ass'

“I like AC/DC and ZZ Top / Bocephus, Beasties and the kings of rock / Skynyrd, Seger, Limp, Korn, the Stones”

19The Fratellis – For The Girl

“She was into the Stones when I was into the Roses.”

18Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘She’s Only 18’

“She's only 18 / Don't like the Rolling Stones / She took a short cut / To being fully grown”

17Nils Lofgren - 'Keith Don't Go (Ode to the Glimmer Twin)'

“Contains a message from millions, says Keith don't go...”

16Simon & Garfunkel – ‘A Simple Desultory Philippic’

“I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled till I'm blind. / I been Mick Jaggered, silver daggered.”

15Smithereens – ‘Behind the Wall of Sleep’

“Well she held a bass guitar and she was playing in a band / And she stood just like Bill Wyman”

14Eurythmics – ‘Shame’

“Shame in the dance halls / All we need is love / On the TV / All we need is love / We loved you / With the Beatles and the Rolling Stones”

13Generation X – ‘Ready Steady Go’

“I'm still in love with the Beatles / I was in love with the Stones, no satisfaction”

12Queen – ‘I Go Crazy’

“But you had to bring me down for a rock 'n' roll clone / Leave me like a sucker standing all alone / Did you have to run off with that Rolling Stone?”

11Robyn Hitchcock – ‘Trash’

“You wish you could be Charlie Watts / doesn't mean to say you're not / and you wish you could be Brian Jones / now he's just a heap of bones / that's one better than you / you're a loser”

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