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Songs the Rolling Stones should play Saturday at MGM (but probably won’t)

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The Rolling Stones bring their 50 and Counting tour to the MGM Saturday night.
Mark Seliger

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The Rolling Stones
May 11, 8 p.m., $150-$750
MGM Grand Garden Arena, 891-7777

The band’s dusting off a few rarities for its 50 Years and Counting tour (see: a first live appearance of “Emotional Rescue”), so in the spirit of helping out here are a few suggestions ...

“She Smiled Sweetly” (1967) Wes Anderson used this haunting Between the Buttons track for the tent scene in 2001’s The Royal Tenenbaums, yet the Stones have only played it once, ever.

“Child of the Moon” (1968) The scrump-tiously psychedelic B-side to “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” has never been heard in concert.

“Moonlight Mile” (1971) The Stones revived Sticky Fingers’ epic closing cut for a bunch of shows in 1999 (including an MGM Grand stopover).

“Casino Boogie” (1972) This never-played-live, bluesy Exile on Main St. shuffle seems like an obvious Vegas choice.

“Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)” (1973) A lyrically dark song with a fun and funky vibe, this one off Goat’s Head Soup got played a handful of times from 2003 to ’07.

“Little T&A” (1981) The band went 24 years without playing this Keith Richards-voiced Tattoo You number (’82-’06), then promptly put it right back in the vault.

“Almost Hear You Sigh” (1989) Reports have Mick Jagger’s pipes in great form this tour, but we’ll really believe it when he busts out this Steel Wheels ballad, last heard live in 1990.

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