This is definitely a beast of a song. There is absolutely no way of sitting still during this song. I listen to it and listen to it loud! Actually, I can feel the band's energy through my entire body with this one, from the very first note. Lookout!
Under My Thumb is better than exactly four songs on the original list.
You're so wrong, man! "Under My Thumb" is simply awesome and a contender for one of the greatest songs of all time. It fuses sweet psychodelic rythm with a funky rocking beat. Listen to it again, by yourself, at extremly high volumes and shake your hips!
It is awesome, yes. It is a great song. But we are talking degrees here. Degrees of Awesomeness. It is greater than exactly four songs on the original list: Time is on my Side, Street Fighting Man, Ruby Tuesday, and and Get Off My Cloud. It may in fact be on a par with -- as great as -- Honky Tonk Women. But it is not quite as fucking amazingly awesome as Jumpin Jack Flash, Satisfaction, Sympathy for the Devil, or Paint It Black. These are scientific facts.