Billboard #1 Hits: #458: “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”- Rod Stewart. February 10, 1979. #1 for 4 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”- Rod Stewart
- Record Company- Warner Brothers
- Genre: Disco
- Written by Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice, Dwayne Hitchings
- Time: 5:31
- B-side:” Scarred And Scared”
- Album- Blondes Have More Fun
- Grade: D
- Peaked at #1 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Canada, Portugal and Spain.
I have never liked this song- even 42 years later I think it’s a piece of garbage and I always view it as the best example of Rod Stewart throwing away his greatness. Rolling Stone magazine must disagree it has “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” as #308 on their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list. Rod wasn’t the only rock act in the late 70’s to do a disco type song- but it seemed to me he never got back on track. Rod Stewart did some great work up until this era but then it seemed like he became more interested in being famous and going Hollywood than being a recording artist. I think his music suffered- sure he produced some good songs after “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” but it was spotty at best.
From wikipedia. I don’t know if I totally buy this. Also not only did I think this song was junk- for some reason I bought the album Blondes Have More Fun- for a couple dollars on the cut out rack years later the album was trash too- IMO. OK that’s all I have to say about that.
Duane Hitchings noted that “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” was
a spoof on guys from the ‘cocaine lounge lizards’ of the Saturday Night Fever days. We Rock and Roll guys thought we were dead meat when that movie and the Bee Gees came out. The Bee Gees were brilliant musicians and really nice people. No big egos. Rod, in his brilliance, decided to do a spoof on disco. VERY smart man. There is no such thing as a “dumb” super success in the music business.