Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tune Time – Do Ya Think I’m Sexy

This 1978 hit song by Rod Stewart spent one week at the top of the British charts in December 1978 and four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, starting February 10, 1979. It also topped the charts in Australia for two weeks.

The song was criticized by many in the rock press as a betrayal of Stewart's blues-oriented rock roots due to its disco-like arrangement, but Stewart and others were quick to point out that other widely respected artists, such as Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones, had also released disco-flavoured songs.


Do I think you’re sexy, Rod? Not really. But I do like some of your music.

2 comments:

  1. By the time Rod Stewart incorporated a disco sound in his work, disco was long over. He was playing catch up at that point.

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  2. He sure was. And yet, the song was a hit.

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