Start me up: Rolling Stones hit the road again

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Mick Jagger, at age 69, is the same age as my mother. I suspect it takes Mick a few more presciptions to start him up each morning than it does Mom. Just couldn't help thinking about that when I heard the news that Mick and the Rolling Stones were heading back out on the road for at least four shows to mark the band's 50th anniversary.

The Stones will play the O2 Arena in London on Nov. 25 and 29 before crossing the pond for two shows at the Prudential Center in Newark on Dec.13 and 15. And yes, that could be beginning of a larger tour. The gang hasn't performed a tour since 2007 and opted to skip playing at the London Olympics because they were out of practice. I guess it's a big deal, but the Stones were never in my '80s wheelhouse. Actually, my mom never cared for them either. Still, I can make a top 5 list with the best of them.

TOP 5 HIGHEST CHARTING ROLLING STONES SONGS OF THE '80s:

5. ALMOST HEAR YOU SIGH: I'm going to grandfather this one in; it charted in January 1990, but it's from the 1989 album Steel Wheels.

4. HARLEM SHUFFLE: Not even the best song from 1986's Dirty Work. (That would be One Hit to the Body.)

3. UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT: From the thankfully forgotten 1981 album Undercover.

2. EMOTIONAL RESCUE: The title song from the 1980 album. Thankfully, it gets zero radio play these days.

1. START ME UP: One of only two charting songs off 1981's Tattoo You, this tune reached No. 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

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