Covered Up: Some of their early hits count. "Not Fade Away" is debatable, with Buddy Holly's enduring popularity, but "It's All Over Now" (originally by The Valentinos, featuring a young Bobby Womack) and "Time is on My Side" (based on the Irma Thomas version, but in fact originally a semi-instrumental by jazz artist Kai Winding) are definitely better known as Stones songs.
"Harlem Shuffle", originally a Bob & Earl song from 1964 and covered by the Stones for Dirty Work in 1986, definitely fits here as well. It sounds so prototypically Stones that few even knew it was a cover before the days of the internet.
A slightly more complicated example would be "As Tears Go By" and "Wild Horses" (Sticky Fingers). Jagger and Richards wrote those songs, and the Stones' versions are definitive, but in both cases they were preceded by cover versions - they donated "Tears" to Marianne Faithfull before recording it themselves, while Gram Parsons convinced them to let his band The Flying Burrito Brothers cover the already-recorded "Wild Horses", and their version was released a year before the Stones' own.
Happened to one of their own songs. "I'm Free" is probably better remembered for the cover by the Soup Dragons. Thanks in part due to The World's End soundtrack.
Epic Riff: "Satisfaction", "The Last Time", "Get Off of My Cloud", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Paint It, Black", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Brown Sugar", "Street Fightin' Man", "Sympathy for the Devil", "Gimme Shelter", "Rocks Off", "Tumblin' Dice", "All Down the Line", "Beast of Burden", "Shattered", "Start Me Up", "One Hit (To The Body)", "Mixed Emotions", "Can't You Hear Me Knockin", "Bitch"...
The "Satisfaction" epic riff came about when Keith Richards stumbled out of a hotel bed, recorded the riff, and promptly fell back asleep (the recording is two minutes of riff and forty minutes of snoring!). That's right kids, Keith came up with an epic riff in his sleep!
Keith Richards has said that if he were only allowed to play one riff for the rest of his life, he'd pick "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
The mid-70s albums are also considered this by some.
As is the post-Tattoo You albums to varying degrees.
That said, almost nobody wants to acknowledge Dirty Work.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: During the recording of "Gimme Shelter", guest vocalist Merry Clayton hit some very high notes, and broke her voice during the bridge. She shortly after had a miscarriage, due to the stress that she put on her body during the recording. It probably wasn't very wise for the Stones to have named the album it is listed on as Let It Bleed.
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: They're a subculture in Argentina: "rolingas", heavily based in worker and lower classes, with its own fashion and musical genre, which they themselves never wore. When they were playing a few arenas by city in the mid nineties, they'd play to about 70,000 people each night.
Growing the Beard: Aftermath, the first album solely written by Jagger and Richards. Beggars Banquet is sometimes considered to have done this a second time, as it launched a four-album streak that is now widely regarded as one of the strongest series of releases in rock and roll history.
"Gimme Shelter" from Let It Bleed took on a whole new meaning after Altamont.
"Mother's Little Helper" as well, if only because of the rise of Oxycodone and addictions to prescription pain medications and doctor shopping.
"Paint It, Black" — a song about the depression that follows the death of the singer's girlfriend — became this after the suicide of Mick's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, in 2014.
Hilarious in Hindsight: In a 1970 interview, Mick Jagger was quoted as saying, "I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm forty-five." Sir Mick, now in his seventies, continues to perform the song at every concert the Stones give.
"New Rule: Airplane black boxes must be made out of Keith Richards. The Man who has done more drugs than Courtney Love, Robert Downey,Jr., and Rush Limbaugh combined recently fell out of a tree and crashed a jetski. And yet, that cigarette never fell from his lips. Something tells me the future of medical science isn't injecting stem cells, it's injecting heroin."
One suspected reason for his survival is that he has a very rare genetic mutation that renders him largely immune to the negative side effects of those drugs. Richards himself also notes in his autobiography that he always took special care to avoid increasing his dosage, which many drug users do not avoid doing and which is a sure way to increase one's risk of overdose (though it's still a risk even if one does exercise that much self-control, since the consistency of drugs can vary and thus it's not possible to be certain how much, or for that matter even what, one is taking). To be fair, his genetic mutation also may be one reason he was even able to exercise that much self-control in the first place.
Memetic Mutation: Thanks to his sightings in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Mick Jagger has now become a harbinger of bad luck for any team he decides to cheer on, like the English Team, for example. Even though he's not to blame that that English team had such a low technical level.
Seasonal Rot: Some fans say they haven't been good for a long time. The most frequently cited "last good/great album" is Tattoo You, while many listeners and critics cite Some Girls as the band's last genuine masterpiece.
Sophomore Slump: They had this on both sides of the Atlantic with The Rolling Stones No. 2 in Britain and 12x5 in the US. Though both albums are pretty good, they basically follow the format of their debut album, mostly comprising covers of songs over original material.
We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Justified with 1978's Some Girls. Music critics had written off the Rolling Stones as outdated with the emergence of Punk Rock and disco, but the Stones thought otherwise with Some Girls - which proved popular with critics and listeners alike. It helped that Mick Jagger was a keen follower of the punk and disco scenes in New York and London. The fact a lot of punks grew up listening to the Stones doesn't hurt either.
Yoko Oh No: Brian Jones' girlfrien Anita Pallenberg threw him over for Keith Richards (while Jones was being hospitalized for pneumonia) during a visit by the trio to Morocco. While Jones helped drive Pallenberg away with physical and emotional abuse (although it was mutual), the betrayal worsened his already-deteriorating mental and emotional state, destroyed his already shaky relationship with Richards, and increased his marginalization within the Stones’ camp. It ultimately led to his expulsion from the band and subsequent untimely death.