The Rolling Stones have officially joined TikTok. The move means that, for the first time, users can create covers and remixes of their hits such as Start Me Up, It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It) and Miss You - all of which are now available on the TikTok Sounds Page.
In joining the video sharing platform the Stones follow in the footsteps of other blockbuster acts such as The Beatles and Abba, who both created official profiles in 2021. Sir Elton John started posting videos in 2020.
The band’s frontman Sir Mick Jagger will also launch a profile on the social media site, joining guitarist Keith Richards – who arrived on the platform last year. Sir Mick’s TikTok handle will be @jagger, while Richards’ is @officialkeef and the band’s is @TheRollingStones.
Fans on TikTok can also enjoy a brand new guest playlist curated by the band, featuring 44 hit tunes from their catalogue including Start Me Up, Angie, Beast Of Burden and more. Prior to the official launch, TikTok said there had been high demand for access to The Rolling Stones and their catalogue on the platform.
The hashtags #TheRollingStones and #RollingStones have over 500 million views combined prior to the band’s onboarding, with creators paying homage to the group’s contribution to music through instrumental covers, “finish the lyric” challenges, Richards appreciation posts and their best Sir Mick singing impressions.
A chance meeting between Jagger and Richards more than 60 years ago at Dartford train station in England led to the Stones' emergence. Fans can follow both of their accounts as well as the band’s official channel, which will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes content from live shows, studio recording sessions and more.
To celebrate the onboarding of the band and Sir Mick, TikTok will be launching the official hashtag #TheRollingStones. Creators can get involved by sharing covers and remixes – whether it’s a sped-up version or an acoustic rendition of their favourite Rolling Stones song.