Moonlight Mile - The Rolling Stones (1971)
It's fitting that this is my first song on the list with a string arrangement, because it is one of the finest examples of rock and roll with violins ever . Majestically arranged and conducted by the great Paul Buckmaster, the Stones reach a height of beauty not seen by them since As Tears Go By, and rarely seen since. Listen to it about 3:30 in the morning with headphones on while staring at the stars.... you just might cry.
This video makes the case that the song should have been featured prominently in Atonement. After watching it, I couldn't agree more.