Voodoo Lounge is the twentieth studio album (twenty-second American album) by The Rolling Stones, released in 1994. It is their first album without long-time bassist Bill Wyman, who chose to leave the band at the start of the previous year. It is also their first album with his replacement Darryl Jones, although Jones is not an official member of The Rolling Stones. Also, it's their first album produced by Don Was, who would become their regular producer. Was gave this album a retro sound, which pleased critics and the fan-base, but not Mick Jagger.
Upon release, it was a major success and hit number one in the UK (the first time since Emotional Rescue in 1980), and number two in the US. Hits and fan favourites include "Love Is Strong", "You Got Me Rocking" (a late-period Stones concert staple), "Sparks Will Fly" and "Out Of Tears".
- "Love Is Strong" (3:46)
- "You Got Me Rocking" (3:34)
- "Sparks Will Fly" (3:14)
- "The Worst" (2:24)
- "New Faces" (2:50)
- "Moon Is Up" (3:41)
- "Out Of Tears" (5:25)
- "I Go Wild" (4:19)
- "Brand New Car" (4:13)
- "Sweethearts Together" (4:46)
- "Suck On The Jugular" (4:26)
- "Blinded By Rainbows" (4:33)
- "Baby Break It Down" (4:07)
- "Thru And Thru" (5:59)
- "Mean Disposition" (4:09)
- Mick Jagger - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, maracas, castanets
- Keith Richards - guitar, backing and lead vocals, piano, tambourine
- Charlie Watts - drums, tambourine
- Ronnie Wood - guitar, vocals
You Got Me Troping:
- Added Alliterative Appeal: "I Go Wild"And if you'd only stay awayFrom femme fatales and dirty bitchesAnd daylight drabs and night time witches
- Alliterative Title: "Thru and Thru"
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In the music video of "Love Is Strong", directed by David Fincher, the band appear as giants.
- Break-Up Song:
My heart is breaking is twoWell, well, he'll be rotting in hellFor playing the devil with you
- "New Faces"
Ooh babe, won't you listen to me?We are worlds apart, you seeWhere are you now?Crying out loud?Where did you go?When I needed you
- "Moon Is Up"
- Car Song: "Brand New Car"Jack her up baby, go on, open the hoodI want to check if her oil smells good
- Deliberately Monochrome: The black-and-white music video of "Love Is Strong".
- Dem Bones: Inside the booklet and on the cover of the single "You Got Me Rocking" Satan is depicted with a Slasher Smile in the presence of card playing skeletons: ◊ The image is extracted from mid 19th century French diorama sculptures. 
- Double Entendre: "Brand New Car", where Jagger's car is a metaphor for a woman.Give her some stickPush her too farRight to the brinkHear the motor runningYeah, she's right in sinkTell me if she's thirstyWould she like a drink?And I'm stopping at this barSlinky like a pantherYou can hear her purrTouch her on the seatGo on, feel the fur
- Femme Fatale: "I Go Wild"And the doctors says you'll be okayAnd if you'd only stay away'From femme fatales and dirty bitches
- Intercourse with You:
I looked for you in seedy barsWhat are you scared of, baby?
- "Love Is Strong", a "lust at first sight" song.
Don't feel no shameI love men to be menAnd women womenOn special occasionsDiving and dippingAll get together and feel alrightAll get together and fuck all night
- "Suck On The Jugular"
- "Brand New Car", see Double Entendre above.
- Made a Slave: "I Go Wild"You whipped me I'm hurtingAbused me for certainAnd slavery should not exist
- Men Don't Cry: "Out Of Tears"I won't cry when you say goodbyeI'm out of tearsI won't die when you wave goodbyeI'm out of tears, yes I amI won't cry, I swear my eyes are dryI'm out of tears
- New Sound Album: Although this album does go back to it's roots (yet again), the sound is still clearly modern and of the 90's. Although not to the extent that Bridges To Babylon is.
- Obsession Song: "I Go Wild"I go wild when you're in my faceI go wild when I taste your tasteI go wild and I go insane
- Precision C-Strike: "I Go Wild"And politicians' garish wives, With alcoholic cunts like knives.
- Protest Song: "Blinded By Rainbows" is a critique of war and terrorism, especially religiously motivated violence.Do you fear the final hour?Do you kneel before the cross?You're blinded by rainbows(...) Do you see the light?Is the end in sight?Enter paradise?I doubt it
- Sanity Slippage Song: "I Go Wild"I go wild when you're in my faceI go wild when I taste your tasteI go wild and I go insaneI get sick—somebody stop this painYou left me I'm brain-deadI'm feeling nothing strapped to my bedOn life support tubes in my noseTubes in my arms shot full of holesI go wild act like a goatAnd I get sick, lumps in my throatI go wildI go wildI go crazy, I go insaneI get sick somebody stop this pain
- Self-Deprecation: "The Worst"Well I said from the firstI am the worst kind of guy for you to be around
I'm going to have stand my groundLike Crockett at the Alamo
- The title of the album was named after Voodoo, a cat Keith Richards had at the time, and the lounge which Voodoo stayed at.
- "Mean Disposition" references Davy Crockett
- "You Got Me Rocking" was used in the soundtrack for the film The Replacements (2000).
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: "Sweethearts Together"Everyone so cynicalAnd says that love won't lastThink about your futureStop living in the pastTime's not standing stillSo stop looking through those tinted glasses
- Special Guest: Soul legend Bobby Womack provides backing vocals on this album.
- Step Up to the Microphone: Keith Richards sings lead vocals on "The Worst" and "Thru And Thru".
- Unrequited Love: "Thru And Thru"I only found out yesterdayI heard it on the newsWhat I heard really pissed me offCause now I got those fucking bluesI got those awesome bluesBaby, I got those nothing bluesAny minute, any hourI'm waiting on a call from youAnd you know this heart is constant
- War Is Hell: "Blinded By Rainbows"Did you ever feel the blastAs the semtex bomb goes off?Do you ever hear the screamsAs the limbs are all torn off?Did you ever kiss the childWho just saw his father shot?Do you ever shed a tearAs the war drags on and on?
- Writer's Block: "You Got Me Rocking"I was a writer, can't write another book