Album: Exile on Main St.
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Maybe it was a coincidence, but I love how the first disc of Exile on Main St. ended with Mick’s greatest love song and the second disc picks right up with Keith’s greatest love song.
And, of course, “Happy” isn’t just Keith’s greatest love song, but Keith’s greatest Keith song, to boot. And on some days, maybe my very favorite Rolling Stones song, a song that is exactly as advertised: an unrepentant burst of ecstasy in song form. “Happy” was written just after Keith found out that Anita Pallenberg was pregnant with their second child, Angela, and he was so anxious to get it out that none of the other Stones even play on it.