Rod Stewart Do Ya Think I’m Sexy

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Rod Stewart Do Ya Think I’m Sexy

Rod Stewart Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?

Disco

The song was written by Rod Stewart, drummer and percussionist Carmine Appice, and Duane Hitchings. It was released on Stewart’s 1978 album Blondes Have More Fun and as a single backed with “Dirty Weekend” (in the U.K.) and “Scarred and Scared” (in the U.S.).

The subject matter is of two shy and nervous strangers hooking up at the club scene. Stewart says it was sort of his way of summing up the whole dance/disco period.

Evidently, the distinctive riff came from an instrumental by Brazilian Jorge Ben titled “Taj Mahal.” Ben filed suit. Stewart says it was completely unconscious plagiarism and he donated royalties from the song to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He also performed the song at the Music for UNICEF Concert at the United Nationals General Assembly in January, 1979. Rolling Stone magazine has it on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

Some of Stewart’s fans did not appreciate his detour into disco. However, “Do You Think I’m Sexy?” was international hit in 1978 and 1979. It rose to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and U.S. Cash Box Top 100 Singles as well as #1 in Australia, Canada, Portugal, Spain, and The U.K. It went to #2 in Norway, New Zealand, and France; #3 in Belgium and Italy; #4 in The Netherlands; #5 in Ireland; #8 in Austria; #9 in Germany and Finland; #11 in Sweden; and #12 in Japan.

Rod Stewart was knighted at the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours. He continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” by Rod Stewart:

Sugar, sugar

Hmm. Oooh! Oooh!

She sits alone waitin’ for suggestions
He’s so nervous avoiding all the questions
His lips are dry, her heart is gently pounding
Don’t you just know exactly what they’re thinking

If you want my body and you think I’m sexy
Come on, sugar, let me know
If you really need me, just reach out and touch me
Come on, honey, tell me so (tell me so, baby)
He’s acting shy, looking for an answer
Come on, honey, let’s spend the night together
Now hold on a minute before we go much further
Give me a dime so I can phone my mother
They catch a cab to his high-rise apartment
At last he can tell her exactly what his heart meant

If you want my body and you think I’m sexy
Come on, honey, tell me so (tell me so)
If you really need me, just reach out and touch me
Come on, sugar, let me know (oh)
His heart is beating like a drum
‘Cause at last he’s got this girl home
Relax baby now we’re all alone (oh)
They wake at dawn ’cause all the birds are singin’
Two total strangers but that ain’t what they’re thinkin’
Outside it’s cold, misty and it’s rainin’
They got each other neither one’s complainin’
He says I’m sorry but I’m out of milk and coffee
Never mind, sugar, we can watch the early movie
If you want my body and you think I’m sexy
Come on, sugar, let me know
If you really need me, just reach out and touch me
Come on, honey, tell me so (oooh) (sugar)
If you really need me just reach out and touch me
Come on sugar let me know
If you really really really really need me let me know
Just reach out and touch me (oooh)
If you really want me just reach out and touch me
Come on sugar let me know
If you really need me just reach out and touch me
Come on sugar let me know
If you, if you, if  really need me just come on and tell me so (mmm)…

For another song by Rod Stewart: “Maggie May.”

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