The 6 Top Songs By The Rolling Stones and The Eagles

rolling stones vs. the eagles

The Rolling Stones vs The Eagles: What Are The Top Songs?

When you have a discussion about the greatest rock n’ roll groups in history, both the Rolling Stones and The Eagles are going to be part of that conversation. Sure, there are other groups out there, but in my view the Rolling Stones are definitely one of the best. They are still out there touring as old as they are now, as somehow Mick Jagger and company found a way not to have to slow down too much. What are you favorite songs that the Rolling Stones have put out? They have made some very influential music, and the following five songs are ones that perhaps had the biggest influence on fans, the industry and the world.

Now, before the best and most influential songs are mentioned, make sure you understand these are songs put out by the group The Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine likes to put out lists of top songs, too, and those songs would be by various rock n’ roll music artists. So what are the best five songs put out by The Rolling Stones themselves that have had the most influence on the world?

The Eagles Wins With Hotel California

Even though the bulk of this list is made up of Stones songs, I think that there’s only one truly great song needed to take the prize, and that’s Hotel California.

Not only did this song encapsulate the feelings of a generation, but it has stayed popular for several decades, and is one of the most searched guitar songs for beginning guitarists to play, which says something about just how good it is!

If you want to learn more about it, you can get the Hotel California tab from

The Rolling Stones Top Hits

While some of the songs put out by The Rolling Stones might not contain subject matter that everyone finds delightful, there are songs like “Shine A Light’ that have resonated with a larger group of people. This is a very spiritual song that has a very positive message. Of course, songs by The Rolling Stones don’t have to have a positive message in order to be influential.

Sympathy For The Devil was another very popular and influential song by The Rolling Stones. There are many that could make the list for various reasons, and some of their songs were more heavily played than others, just remember that. Sometimes you can find the best material in the songs that didn’t get as much attention.

Gimme Shelter is another top song by this rock n’ roll group that has put more than five top songs out there for people to enjoy. While the instrumental portion of this song is very popular, it’s the lyrics that had people talking about this song back in the late 60’s. Get the Gimme Shelter guitar tab if you want to learn how to play it. Visit this site to learn more.

Are you ready for the last two songs?
At #2 is Sweet Virginia, and you’re probably already singing along, aren’t you? And now, for the #1 most influential song by The Rolling Stones. They’ve been making music for decades, so it’s hard to pick. However, the #1 song is ‘I Know It’s Only Rock n’ Roll But I Like It.’

Finding Great Song Tutorials at!

One of the things we like to do as a band is be constantly on the lookout for great tools that can help beginning musicians get started.

After all, we were all beginners at some point, and we know that getting through those first few months and years, when you can barely fit your fingers around the fret board or don’t have enough strength to play a simple bar F-chord, can be challenging.

Fortunately, there’s more material available online today than any of us ever had access to, and it’s both cheaper and more accessible than you might think. Hell, a lot of it is even free.

Let’s take a look at Guitar Tricks, one of our favorite programs.

Guitar Tricks Review review

GuitarTricks is a great resource for any guitarist looking to build your skills. Whether you’re first starting out or have already been playing for a few years, they’ve got all different types of lessons you can take advantage of.

Not only that, but they have a huge amount of content and video lessons that are 100% free, and offer a generous free trial on the premium membership courses, so you can try it out and take a few lessons before needing to pay a dime!

In my mind, there are a few characteristics that make this program stand out from the crowd. First is the attention to detail that every video has. The instructors don’t just play a lick or chord and then expect you to pick it up immediately, they chunk it down into smaller, bite-sized pieces, and walk you through how to do it step by step.

Especially if you’re a beginner, this approach is invaluable, and will go a long way to helping you make sense of it all.

The other thing I like about this site is the diversity of and combination of the materials they have. You can get lessons in different styles and techniques, and each lesson isn’t just a video, but has other text, tabs, and sheet music that go along with it as well.

That said, my hands down favorite part of the course is the sheer volume of content they have on there. I think I saw they boast something like 600 song tutorials!! That’s insane! I wish I’d had 600 song tutorials when I was learning to play. Hell, I watch some of these today and still learn neat new tricks.

At any rate, for those reasons, I really do recommend this program. I won’t get into more details here, you can just try it out for yourself, or read this review from to learn more, or check out the sample picking lesson below.

Other Online Lessons and Courses

Even though I really like this course, I’m not going to deny that it might not be right for everyone. But, there’s are literally tons of good guitar lesson courses available online, so if you don’t like GT, then be sure to experiment with some of the other ones available.

You can check out more online guitar lessons from BGS, and we’re confident you’ll be able to find one that fits whatever it is you’re looking for in a lesson program.

Welcome To Our New Blog!

la bruja gataHey there! Thanks for checking out our new website and blog,!

For our first post I thought I’d throw out an oldie but goodie. This is one of the first rehearsals playing together, before we were La Bruja Gata!

This video is about 5 years old, and we’ve definitely come a long way since we made this first casual recording, but it’s always fun to reach back and listen to some of the music from the early days!

I hope you enjoy, and for more information about where we are today, and what we’re playing, be sure to check out our youtube channel! We try to keep that updated with more recent recordings and our goal is to put one up at least once a moonth!

We’ll also be back here soon with more blogs and topics relating to the band and music education.
Until then! -Alex