Saint of Me

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"Saint of Me"
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Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album Bridges to Babylon
B-side"Anyway You Look at It"
(non-album track)
Released26 January 1998
RecordedMarch – July 1997
GenreRock
Length4:11 (Radio edit)
5:15 (Album version)
LabelVirgin
Songwriter(s)Jagger/Richards
Producer(s)Don Was, The Dust Brothers, The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Anybody Seen My Baby?"
(1997)
"Saint of Me"
(1998)
"Out of Control"
(1998)
Music video
"Saint of Me" on YouTube

"Saint of Me" is a song by The Rolling Stones, released as the third single from their 1997 album Bridges to Babylon.

Recording and composition[edit]

The song is notable for its performers, with Mick Jagger on vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboards, Waddy Wachtel and Ron Wood on electric guitars (Keith Richards is notably absent), Me'Shell Ndegéocello and Pierre de Beauport on bass and six-string bass, respectively, and Billy Preston on organ. Lyrically, the song mentions various people in history who had converted to Christianity, notably St. Paul and St. Augustine; Jagger sings that they will never make a saint out of him.

Release[edit]

"Saint of Me" reached number 26 in the UK and number 94 in the US, where it also reached number 13 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. To date, "Saint of Me" is the Rolling Stones' last original song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

A recording from the Bridges to Babylon Tour can be found on the 1998 live album, No Security.

The B-side, "Anyway You Look at It", is a ballad and appears on the compilation Rarities 1971–2003, released in 2005.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Saint of Me" (Radio edit) – 4:11
  2. "Anyway You Look at It" – 4:30
  3. "Gimme Shelter" (live) – 6:54
  4. "Anybody Seen My Baby" (Bonus Roll) – 5:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 34
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 68
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[3] 52
UK Singles (OCC)[4] 26
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 94
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 7

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