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Old 22-09-2013, 22:00
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I'm curious.
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Old 22-09-2013, 22:07
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Not in the UK that would be Sailing.

Elsewhere and overall no idea.
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Old 22-09-2013, 22:36
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I would have guessed at "Sailing" as it was #1 approximately forever.
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Old 22-09-2013, 23:09
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I don't know about best selling single but definitely his worst one (imo).
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Old 22-09-2013, 23:18
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He has 2 platinum singles in the USA

do ya Think im sexy and the awful all for one
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Old 23-09-2013, 09:21
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And he was so good in the early 70s. A case of fame going to someone's head explains drivel such as this.
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Old 23-09-2013, 10:02
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I don't know about best selling single but definitely his worst one (imo).
I agree ... I used to like Rod until he released that single .. so crass imo.

I liked You Wear It Well and The First Cut Is The Deepest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQqNUwNNkTo
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Old 23-09-2013, 15:50
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I'm surprised Rod Stewart of all people would release a single titled "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Are there really people around who think Rod Stewart's sexy? He's about as sexy as the Blue Screen of Death. I think some people need to visit Specsavers
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Old 23-09-2013, 16:10
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I'm surprised Rod Stewart of all people would release a single titled "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Are there really people around who think Rod Stewart's sexy? He's about as sexy as the Blue Screen of Death. I think some people need to visit Specsavers
Yes he is a bit long in the tooth now but when he was younger a lot of women found him sexy. I went to see him in concert when he was younger and he was wearing a tight leotard (it sounds naff now lol) which he ripped to expose a pair of women's silk panties. I was quite surprised because I didn't know he wore women's underwear
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Old 23-09-2013, 16:18
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Here's Rod in his prime

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypXcLg7djl8
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Old 23-09-2013, 16:30
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I agree ... I used to like Rod until he released that single .. so crass imo.

I liked You Wear It Well and The First Cut Is The Deepest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQqNUwNNkTo
Handbags and Gladrags and Maggie May were fine tracks too
Also I Don't Want to Talk About It is a beautiful song
D'Ya Think I'm Sexy is just Its just so cheesy, I know it was the 70's but did anyone find him sexy even then?
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Old 23-09-2013, 16:31
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Yes he is a bit long in the tooth now but when he was younger a lot of women found him sexy. I went to see him in concert when he was younger and he was wearing a tight leotard (it sounds naff now lol) which he ripped to expose a pair of women's silk panties. I was quite surprised because I didn't know he wore women's underwear
Well I never knew that! My mum's in her 60s and she's a fan but I don't think she finds him sexy. I don't think she ever did or if she did she's not saying anything
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Old 23-09-2013, 16:32
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Handbags and Gladrags and Maggie May were fine tracks too
D'Ya Think I'm Sexy is just Its just so cheesy, I know it was the 70's but did anyone find him sexy even then?
As I said a lot of women did (not me btw) & he always had an attractive girlfriend on his arm and they were always blonde.

I quite liked Hot Legs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHcjjxYbgNM
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Old 23-09-2013, 16:46
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I would have guessed at "Sailing" as it was #1 approximately forever.
It was number one in Britain for 4 weeks in 1975 but came back a year later when it was used as the theme tune for a BBC series and went to number 3 iirc. That kind of reissue was quite rare back then.

As for DYTIS there is a body of opinion that Rods foray into Disco set his career back a bit. Never mind though, Rod has had an astonishing career of worldwide chart success and burned the candle at both ends for most of that time( 7 marriages/relationships 8 children) -a true global superstar. Quite a life.
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Old 23-09-2013, 17:35
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A lot of prominent artists active before and beyond the era had a foray into disco/dancey/electrically uptempo music, Rod's hardly unique on that count.

The late 90s N-Trance cover I guess didn't add to the sales, although no doubt he had a healthy cheque from it.

My favourite of his is Every Beat Of My Heart, but it doesn't seem to be many other else's
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Old 23-09-2013, 17:53
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Sailing is his biggest seller. No.1 in 1975 and top 10 again in 1976.
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Old 23-09-2013, 19:32
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Another of my favorite songs was "I Don't Want To Talk About It"
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Old 23-09-2013, 19:50
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I'm surprised Rod Stewart of all people would release a single titled "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Are there really people around who think Rod Stewart's sexy? He's about as sexy as the Blue Screen of Death. I think some people need to visit Specsavers
but the song is a story. It's not Rod literally asking 'Do ya think I'm sexy?' - it's about a guy and girl meeting and spending the night together.
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Old 23-09-2013, 19:54
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Another of my favorite songs was "I Don't Want To Talk About It"
Thats a lovely song
Didnt he also feature on the theme for the 3 Musketeers film in the 90's 'All For Love', I think, I quite liked that one
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Old 23-09-2013, 20:03
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Maggie May and The Killing of Georgie for me
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Old 24-09-2013, 00:26
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And he was so good in the early 70s. A case of fame going to someone's head explains drivel such as this.
Yes, there was The Faces stuff and then his early solo works, 'Every Picture..', 'Mandolin Wind', 'Reason to Believe', 'You Wear it Well', 'Gasoline Alley'...I'm not sure exactly where it went wrong but it did.
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Old 24-09-2013, 06:05
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Handbags and Gladrags and Maggie May were fine tracks too
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HATED his version.... it was so weak and lacking soul compared to chris farlowes definitive version. sorry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3yN0JvG5co
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Old 24-09-2013, 06:09
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my fav rod track would be when he was performing as rod!

python lee jackson 'in a broken dream'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyEsgO75bMI

and as rod... 'reason to believe'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJylcQ7CGfI
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Old 24-09-2013, 17:45
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Maggie May and The Killing of Georgie for me
Maggie May is overplayed these days on the oldies stations.
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Old 24-09-2013, 19:28
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Maggie May is overplayed these days on the oldies stations.
Older woman young boy .... yawn!
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