Thanks for visiting today for this look at the Rod Stewart songs we all know and love. As you will find on this site I am a big fan of Rod and have been following him since his first chart success with Maggie May in 1971.

Well, where do we start? At the beginning of course, Rod’s first album release as a solo artist was An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down in 1969. This album did not make the charts but one song on the album Handbags And Gladrags written by Mike D’Abo lead singer of Manfred Mann became a big hit for the Stereophonics in 2001 reaching number 4 in the UK chart. Mike D’Abo also wrote Build Me Up Buttercup which was a number 2 hit in 1968  for The Foundations. I didn’t know that fact until today.

 

Track Listing – Side One

  1. Street Fighting Man
  2. Man Of Constant Sorrow
  3. Blind Prayer
  4. Handbags And Gladrags

 

Side Two

  1. An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down
  2. I Wouldn’t Ever Change A Thing
  3. Cindy’s Lament
  4. Dirty Old Town

 

 

 

 

Rod’s follow up album in 1970 was called Gasoline Alley which only made 62 in the UK charts. But, success was just around the corner.

Track Listing

  1. Gasoline Alley
  2. It’s All Over Now
  3. Only A Hobo
  4. My Way Of Giving
  5. Country Comfort
  6. Cut Across Shorty
  7. Lady Day
  8. Jo’s Lament
  9. You’re My Girl (I Don’t Want To Discuss It)

 

 

every picture tells a story

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Every Picture Tells A Story was released in May 1971 and soon hit the top of the charts in the UK and the USA. He also had his first solo chart singles success with Reason To Believe which reached number 19. It was the B side of the record though Maggie May  co-written by Rod Stewart and  Mark Quittenton which the radio stations started playing and the song went to number 1 in the UK charts in September 1971. This was the first Rod Stewart I purchased.

 

Track Listing – Side One

  1. Every Picture Tells A Story
  2. Seems Like A Long Time
  3. That’s All Right/Amazing Grace
  4. Tomorrow Is A Long Time

 

Side Two

  1. Maggie May
  2. Mandolin Wind
  3. (I Know) I’m Losing You
  4. Reason To Believe

 

 

 

My next album purchase was Never A Dull Moment in 1972 which is my favourite Rod album, which also includes my favourite single of Rod’s You Wear It Well. This album also went to number one in the UK as did You Wear It Well in the singles chart. He also had a hit with Angel written by Jimi Hendrix which was a double a side with What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me) which reached number 4.

 

Track Listings – Side One

  1. True Blue
  2. Lost Paraguayos
  3. Mama, You Been On My Mind
  4. Italian Girls

 

Side Two

  1. Angel
  2. Interludings
  3. You Wear It Well
  4. I’d Rather Go Blind
  5. Twistin’ The Night Away

 

 

 

 

Rod Stewart had another number 1 album in the UK in 1973 with Sing It Again Rod. This was a compilation album of songs from his previous albums.

 

Track Listing

  1. Reason To Believe
  2. You Wear It Well
  3. Mandolin Wind
  4. Country Comfort
  5. Maggie May
  6. Handbags And Gladrags
  7. Street Fighting Man
  8. Twistin’ The Night Away
  9. Lost Paraguayos
  10. (I Know) I’m Losing You
  11. Pinball Wizard
  12. Gasoline Alley

 

In 1974 he had another compilation hit album which reached number 3. It featured 3 Faces songs and 6 Rod Stewart solo songs. It was called Overture And Beginners.

 

 

 

Track Listings – Side One

  1. It’s All Over Now
  2. Cut Across Shorty
  3. Too Bad/Every Picture Tells A Story
  4. Angel
  5. Stay With Me

 

Side Two

  1. I Wish It Would Rain
  2. I’d Rather Go Blind
  3. Borstal Boys/Amazing Grace
  4. Jealous Guy

 

smiler

 

 

Later in 1974 Rod released his next album called Smiler another chart topper in the UK.

 

Track Listing

  1. Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller
  2. Lochinvar
  3. Farewell
  4. Sailor
  5. Bring It On Home To Me/You Send Me
  6. Let Me Be Your Car
  7. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man
  8. Dixie Toot
  9. Hard Road
  10. I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Instrumental)
  11. Girl From The North Country
  12. Mine For Me

 

 

 

 

atlantic crossing

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Atlantic Crossing was the next album release in 1975, this became his 5th number 1 album in the UK. It also produced two hit singles This Old Heart Of Mine reached number 4 and Sailing got to number 1.

 

Track Listing

Fast Side – (Side One)

  1. Three Times Loser
  2. Alright For An Hour
  3. All In The Name Of Rock ‘N’ Roll
  4. Drift Away
  5. Stone Cold Sober

 

Slow Side – (Side Two)

  1. I Don’t Want To Talk About It
  2. It’s Not The Spotlight
  3. This Old Heart Of Mine
  4. Still Love You
  5. Sailing

 

a night on the town

 

 

Another number one album in 1976 with the release of A Night On The Town. 3 songs from this album made the singles chart. Tonight’s The Night got to number 5, The Killing Of Georgie made it to number 2 and in 1977 First Cut Is The Deepest was part of a double A side single with I Don’t Want To Talk About It which hit the top spot.

 

Track Listing

Side One – Slow Side

  1. Tonight’s The Night
  2. First Cut Is The Deepest
  3. Fool For You
  4. The Killing Of Georgie (Part 1 and 11)

 

Side Two – Fast Side

  1. The Balltrap
  2. Pretty Flamingo
  3. Big Bayou
  4. The Wild Side Of Life
  5. Trade Winds

 

Very Best Of Rod Stewart

 

 

Another compilation for Rod in 1977 called The Best Of Rod Stewart. This album only made it to number 18 in the album chart.

Track Listing

  1. Maggie May
  2. Cut Across Shorty
  3. An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down
  4. (I Know) I’m Losing You
  5. Handbags And Gladrags
  6. It’s All Over Now
  7. Street Fighting Man
  8. Gasoline Alley
  9. Every Picture Tells A Story
  10. What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)
  11. Oh! No Not My Baby
  12. Jodie
  13. You Wear It Well
  14. Let Me Be Your Car
  15. Pinball Wizard
  16. Sailor
  17. Angel
  18. Mine For Me

 

foot loose & fancy free

 

Also in 1977 he released Foot Loose & Fancy Free which got to number 3 in the UK. There were 4 songs that made the singles chart from this album You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) got to number 3, a double A side single with Hot Legs/I Was Only Joking made it to number 5. If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don’t Want To Be Right) got to number 23 in 1980.

 

Track Listing – Side One

  1. Hot Legs
  2. You’re Insane
  3. You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
  4. Born Loose

 

Side Two

  1. You Keep Me Hanging On
  2. If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don’t Want To Be Right)
  3. You Got A Nerve
  4. I Was Only Joking

 

blondes have more fun

 

 

Blondes Have More Fun was released in 1978 and got to number 3. There were two singles that charted from this album, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy got to number 1 and Ain’t Love A Bitch got to number 11. Blondes Have More Fun was released as a single but only got to number 63.

 

Track Listing – Side One

  1. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy
  2. Dirty Weekend
  3. Ain’t Love A Bitch
  4. The Best Days Of My Life
  5. Is That The Thanks I Get?

 

Side Two

  1. Attractive Female Wanted
  2. Blondes (Have More Fun)
  3. Last Summer
  4. Standin’ In The Shadows Of Love
  5. Scarred And Scared

 

Finally in the 70s Rod Stewart had another greatest hits album in 1979. It was called Greatest Hits, Vol 1. This was made up of 10 chart hits.

Track Listing

  1. Hot Legs
  2. Maggie May
  3. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy
  4. You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
  5. Sailing
  6. I Don’t Want To Talk About It
  7. Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  8. The Killing Of Georgie (Part 1 and 11)
  9. The First Cut Is The Deepest
  10. I Was Only Joking

 

Rod Stewart Songs

 

 

Thanks for visiting today to take at look at the Rod Stewart songs from the 70s. If you want to see all his songs and albums head over to this page of my site.

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