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The story behind Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones

With its short, sharp, instantly recognisable opening riff, insistent chorus, characteristically lascivious lyric, upfront handclaps and irresistibly pounding backbeat, Start Me Up is about as iconic a composition as the Rolling Stones have ever produced.

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Listen to the iconic first demo for The Rolling Stones song 'Start Me Up'

The exact origins of 'Start Me Up' and its progression from a reggae song to an all time rocker are murky, but at least one demo is classic Rolling Stones rock.