Happy 70th Birthday Mick Jagger! The Best Collaborations

Mick Jagger teamed up with one of his inspirations, the Queen of Rock and Roll: Tina Turner, for two songs on the Live Aid stage. (Photo by Paul Natkin)

Mick Jagger teamed up with one of his inspirations, the Queen of Rock and Roll: Tina Turner, for two songs on the Live Aid stage. (Photo by Paul Natkin)

By: Jacob Elyachar

Jake’s Take would like to wish Sir Mick Jagger a very “Happy Birthday!”

The Rolling Stones front man has collaborated with hundreds of artists over his six decades in the entertainment industry.

Here are some of his best collaborations:

Beast of Burden” with Bette Midler (1983)

While Mick did not actually perform the song together, the Bad Boy of Rock had great chemistry with the Divine Miss M and displayed some bad-expletive dance moves.

State of Shock/It’s Only Rock and Roll” with Tina Turner (1985)

During the 1985 mega concert known as Live Aid, Mick teamed up to with the Queen of Rock and Roll to deliver a steamy cover of his hit with Michael Jackson and their respective hit: “It’s Only Rock and Roll.”

 

Mick Jagger and David Bowie

Mick Jagger poses with David Bowie on their set of their music video for “Dancing in the Street.” (Photo courtesy of REX)

Dancing in the Street” with David Bowie (1985)

The two eccentric British rockers delivered a high-flying cover of the timeless Motown song.   If you watch their music video, I guarantee that you will be put in a good mood.

All Along the Watchtower” with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Elton John & Mike Love (1988)

Mick played the tambourine during the finale of the 1988 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that featured an all-star group of music legends as they accompanied Dylan on his 1968 hit.

Paying the Cost to Be the Boss” with B.B. King (1997)

The Rolling Stones teamed up with B.B. King for the iconic Blues statesman’s 1997 duet album: Deuces Wild.   B.B.’s impeccable strumming on Lucille and Mick’s vocals made this song one of the true highlights of the album.

God Gave Me Everything” with Lenny Kravitz (2001)

Mick joined funk rocker Lenny Kravitz on an electric ride that featured some of Kravitz’s best guitar licks of the 2000s and some of Jagger’s best vocals of the decade.

 

Four years before "Moves Like Jagger" took over the world, Christina Aguilera sang with Sir Mick Jagger himself. (Photo courtesy of the Daily Mail)

Four years before “Moves Like Jagger” took over the world, Christina Aguilera sang with Sir Mick Jagger himself. (Photo courtesy of the Daily Mail)

Live with Me” with Christina Aguilera (2007)

The Voice coach collaborated with the Rolling Stones on their 1969 hit for the 2008 Martin Scorsce documentary: Shine a Light.   Besides Christina’s signature high notes, Mick and the “Your Body” singer had a superb vocal chemistry and made a terrific team.

Stuck in a Moment” with U2 (2009)

The “Satisfaction” singer joined Bono, the Edge and company on the Madison Square Garden stage to perform their one of their signature tunes from All That You Can’t Leave Behind at the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert.   Between seeing Bono’s falsetto and the electric chemistry between the two front men, this performance went down as one of the most memorable moments from the two-day celebration.

 

Lady Gaga and Mick Jagger Gimme Shelter

Mother Monster teamed up with Sir Mick to deliver an electrifying cover of “Gimme Shelter.” (Photo by Evan Agostini, Invision/AP)

Gimme Shelter” with Lady Gaga (2012)

Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie collaborated with Mother Monster during their stop in Newark, New Jersey.    The “Born This Way” singer kept up with Mick and delivered one of the more captivating guest performances on their latest world tour.

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