Some Girls is the 14th British and 16th American studio album by the Rolling Stones, released in 1978 on Rolling Stones Records. It was the first album to feature guitarist Ronnie Wood as a full-time member; joining founder members Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Wood had contributed to some tracks on the Rolling Stones prior two albums, 1974's It's Only Rock 'n Roll and 1976's Black and Blue, and joined the band full time in 1976. With a stable line-up in place for the first time in several years, the album marked a return to basics for the Rolling Stones, unlike many of the prior albums there were few guest musicians. One notable contribution, however, does come from blues harmonica player Sugar Blue on "Miss You".
Rebounding from the relative critical disappointment of their prior album, Some Girls reached number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, and became the band's top selling album in the United States, certified by the RIAA as having six million copies sold as of 2000. It was a major critical success, becoming the only Rolling Stones album to be nominated for a Grammy in the Album of the Year category. Many reviewers called it a classic return to form and their best album since 1972's Exile on Main St.
Several hit singles emerged from the album which would become rock radio staples for decades, including "Beast of Burden" (US number 8, Australia number 12, top ten in several European markets), "Shattered" (US number 31), "Respectable" (UK number 23), highlighted by "Miss You", which reached number one in the US and Canada, number three in the UK, and was a top ten hit in dozens of worldwide markets.
Label: Rolling Stones Records 0602527147246
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Style: Blues Rock, Pop Rock
A1 Miss You
A2 When The Whip Comes Down
A3 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
A4 Some Girls
B1 Far Away Eyes
B3 Before They Make Me Run
B4 Beast Of Burden