As if to prove that you can’t always get what you want, Rolling Stones fans who were looking forward to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards delivering Tuesday’s “Top Ten” on “Letterman” had to settle for just Mick, as Keith called in sick.
At least, that was the “official” reason given by CBS. “Keith Richards, who had been previously scheduled to present the Top Ten along with Jagger, was at home under the weather and unable to participate in tonight’s Top Ten,” the network said in a press release.
As a result, Jagger, 69, delivered the list solo on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman.” It was titled “Things I, Mick Jagger, have learned after 50 years in rock ‘n’ roll.”
We have a feeling the title was altered from one that probably included Richards, 68, since “Late Show” had announced previously that both Stones would appear for this “Top Ten” list — marking their first-ever appearance on the show in a venue — the Ed Sullivan Theater — where they first appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on Oct. 25, 1964.
Nevertheless, as he showed last spring when he guest-hosted the final “Saturday Night Live” of last season, Mick Jagger had charisma enough for two Stones as he delivered the “Top Ten” list for David Letterman.
Watch it, above, after sampling these items (including No. 7, in which Jagger refers to the Maroon 5 hit, “Moves Like Jagger”):
“No. 10: Nobody wants to hear anything from your new album!”
“No. 7: You don’t earn a cent when someone does a song about having ‘Moves like Jagger’!”
“No. 3: Be considerate of other hotel guests — trash your room by 10 p.m.!”