Mick flashes back through some of his favorite moments in the video for “Charmed Life”– hugging Bono, playing bass, hugging Sting, chillin’ with Lenny Kravitz, chicken dancing from here to eternity, wearing a pink scarf! The innocuously funky, oddly dub-tinged tune’s one of the previously unreleased songs from the new greatest hits album, The Very Best Of Mick Jagger. Right, if this is the best we’d hate to see the worst, and all that. But note that hippity hop bounce in Mick’s swagger during the “when I walk out my front door” studio shot. Damn, Jagger’s gettin’ jiggy with it!

Those beguilingly distant backup vocals? Jagger’s daughter, Karis (no, not Kelis). The “song” is one of two previously unreleased, Rick Rubin produced Wandering Spirit demos from The Very Best– way to save the music industry, Rick. “Charmed Life” was subsequently remixed by Ashley Beedle for inclusion on the collection. All said, it’s as terrible as anything in his solo canon … which means Rolling Stone will give it 5 stars.

Comments (14)
  1. d.  |   Posted on Sep 20th, 2007 0

    You left out… “meeting Britney Spears”… and “standing next to a photograph of Madonna”. OK, I have to click “stop” now, too much Mick Jagger retro footage from the ’80s is giving me a headache.

  2. panda  |   Posted on Sep 20th, 2007 0

    you called him mike jagger

  3. raymond bayless  |   Posted on Sep 20th, 2007 0

    he definitely had sex with david bowie

  4. JB  |   Posted on Sep 20th, 2007 0

    If this wasn’t Mick Jagger, it would get tossed on the bad 80′s retro rubbage heap… but I think I will do that even though it IS Mick Jagger…

  5. ah, keyboard slip. thanks for the close reading, panda. all fixed!

  6. ethan  |   Posted on Sep 20th, 2007 0

    Is this some kind of sick joke? Kind of reminds me of “Ever Present Past.”

  7. Al  |   Posted on Sep 20th, 2007 0

    That bass line is making my ears bleed.

  8. PQ  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2007 0

    ‘this video is unavailable’. thank god.

  9. jdubs  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2007 0

    dear gum,
    thanks for making fun of RS. you made my day

    love always,
    j-dubness

  10. oh, super! i love Dickhead Jagger!

  11. Wm  |   Posted on Sep 27th, 2007 0

    You are all too hard listen to the rap crap that is playing today boring as hell BLING, BLING.
    At least Jagger has lived it and does not have to make this shit up. Better than most of the crap today

  12. Doug  |   Posted on Sep 28th, 2007 0

    Agree with WM would rather listen and watch decadence from a artist who truly lives it than listen to a bunch of bad ryhmes standing infront of rented jets and roll royces that they will never own. Hail rock and roll royalty. Jagger is the real deal.

  13. Beaumont  |   Posted on Sep 28th, 2007 0

    Could someone PLEASE help me here… when I try to play the above video or go to http://www.youtube.com/mickjagger and try and play any of his videos I get “Video Unavailable” – why is this so? Anything else I click on on youtube works fine. HELP!!!!

  14. Leonel  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    Anyone mind emailing me the lyric for this song please O.o?

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