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The Rolling Stones - Mixed Emotions (1989)

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"Mixed Emotions" is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1989 album Steel Wheels. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith ...

"Mixed Emotions" is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1989 album Steel Wheels. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards while on vacation in Barbados, "Mixed Emotions" was recorded in Montserrat from March through June 1989. The song was a heavy collaborative effort between Jagger and Richards. Richards brought his own music to the sessions along with most of the song's lyrics, the rest being filled in by Jagger in the studio. The song reached No. 1 in Canada and No. 5 in the United States while becoming a top-ten hit in Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway.

Music video

To match the upbeat nature of the song, the music video featured the Stones, playful and smiling, performing the song as well as recording it. This stands in stark contrast to the band's previous video, 1986's "One Hit (to the Body)," filmed during a time when relations between Jagger and Richards were at an all-time low, and which featured uncomfortable physical sparring between the two.

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