Very Best Of Rod StewartIn this article I am going to give you all the information you want on Rod Stewart. I have seen Rod live 4 times over the years and he still gives a great concert to this day.

I saw him twice at Birmingham NEC, once at Cardiff castle and once at the Millenium Stadium, Cardiff.

When I got married to my wife Gill in 1993 we played You’re In My Heart( The Final Accliam) for our first dance as man and wife. A great song and a great night.

The Very Best Of Rod Stewart

If you are looking for the very best of Rod Stewart the 1970’s is the place to start. He had most of his big hits Rod Stewartbetween 1971 and 1979, during this decade Rod had 17 top 20 singles, Sailing was a hit twice. He also had 8 solo albums plus a couple of greatest hits albums.

From Gasoline Alley in 1970 to Blondes Have More Fun in 1978 the albums just kept coming with some amazing songs from these albums becoming hit singles.

Roderick David Stewart

Rod was born Roderick David Stewart on the 10th January 1945 in Highgate London. The rest of his family were from Scotland and that is why he is always thought by many to be scottish. Rod’s father had moved to England for work and that is how Rod ended up being born there.

Rod Stewart Singles

Rod first hit single was in 1971 when he released Maggie May, the song soon reached number 1.  His final hit of the decade was Ain’t Love A Bitch which reached number 11 in the charts.

Below Is a list of all 17 singles. I have added the name of the song, the year and number the song reached in the charts in the UK..

  1. Maggie May (1971) (1)
  2. You Wear It Well (1972) (1)
  3. Angel/What Made Milwaukee Famous(Has Made A Loser Out Of Me (1972) (4)
  4. Oh No Not My Baby (1973) (6)
  5. Farewell – Bring It On Home To Me/You Send Me (1974) (7)
  6. Sailing (1975) (1)
  7. This Old Heart Of Mine (1975) (4)
  8. Tonight’s The Night (1976) (5)
  9. The Killing Of Georgie (1976) (2)
  10. Sailing (re-entry) (1976) (3)
  11. Get Back (1976) (11)
  12. I Don’t Want To Talk About It/First Cut Is The Deepest (1977) (1)
  13. You’re In My Heart (1977) (3)
  14. Hotlegs/I was Only Joking (1978) (5)
  15. Ole Ola (Mulher Brasileira) (1978) (4)
  16. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy (1978) (1)
  17. Ain’t Love A Bitch (1979) (11)

A pretty impressive list I am sure you agree with 5 number 1 singles, he also had a number 1 with Baby Jane in 1983. He still continues to make albums and release singles to this day and long may it continue.

 

Rod Stewart Albums

As I mentioned already Rod had 8 solo albums in the 1970’s. He also did 4 albums with The Faces, these were First Step in 1970, Long Player and A Nods As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse in 1971. Finally they did Ooh La La which went to number 1 in the album charts in the UK.

Below is a list of the 8 solo albums,  I have added the name of the album, the year and number the song reached in the charts in the UK.

  1. Gasoline Alley (1970) (62)
  2. Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) (1)
  3. Never A Dull Moment (1972) (1)
  4. Smiler (1974) (1)
  5. Atlantic Crossing (1975) (1)
  6. A Night On The Town (1976) (1)
  7. Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977) (3)
  8. Blondes Have More Fun (1978) (3)

Storyteller – The Complete Anthology: 1964–1990

This album contains the very best of Rod Stewart and is the one you should get if you want all the best songs in one place. It was released in November 1989 and has 4 discs. There are 65 tracks of which 5 hadn’t been released before.

Here is a list of the songs on the album.

Disc 1

  1. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  2. Can I Get A Witness
  3. Shake
  4. So Much To Say
  5. Little Miss Understood
  6. I’ve Been Drinking
  7. I Ain’t Superstitious
  8. Shapes Of Things
  9. In A Broken Dream
  10. Street Fighting Man
  11. Handbags And Gladrags
  12. Gasoline Alley
  13. Cut Across Shorty
  14. Country Comforts
  15. It’s All Over Now
  16. Sweet Lady Mary
  17. Had Me A Real Good Time

Disc 2

  1. Maggie May
  2. Mandolin Wind
  3. (I Know) I’m Losing You
  4. Reason To Believe
  5. Every Picture Tells A Story
  6. Stay With Me
  7. True Blue
  8. Angel
  9. You Wear It Well
  10. I’d Rather Go Blind
  11. Twistin’ The Night Away
  12. What Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)
  13. Oh No Not My Baby
  14. Pinball Wizard
  15. Sweet Little Rock ‘N Roller
  16. Let Me Be Your Car
  17. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing And Anything

Disc 3

  1. Sailing
  2. I Don’t Want To Talk About It
  3. Stone Cold Sober
  4. To Love Somebody
  5. Tonight’s The Night
  6. The First Cut Is The Deepest
  7. The Killing Of Georgie (Part 1 And 2)
  8. Get Back
  9. Hot Legs
  10. I was Only Joking
  11. You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
  12. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy
  13. Passion
  14. Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight
  15. Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me)

Disc 4

  1. Young Turks
  2. Baby Jane
  3. What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So In Love With You)
  4. People Get Ready
  5. Some Guys Have All The Luck
  6. Infatuation
  7. Love Touch
  8. Every Beat Of My Heart
  9. Lost In You
  10. My Heart Can’t Tell You No
  11. Dynamite
  12. Crazy About Her
  13. Forever Young
  14. I Don’t Want To Talk About It
  15. This Old Heart Of Mine
  16. Downtown Train

As you can see that is a fairly comprehensive list of songs and I think it is the very best Of Rod Stewart. All in one place too:)

 

Sir Rod

Rod Stewart was knighted in 2016 in the birthday honours list for services to music and charity.

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If you have any memories of a Rod concert or anything to do with Rod leave a comment below. You could always reach me at frank@musicofthe70s.co.uk . It would be good to get in touch with fellow Rod fans.

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11 Replies to “The Very Best Of Rod Stewart”

  1. Hi, Frank.

    Thank you for this great blog post. I read “RodvSteward” and I had to continue reading. My parents actually met at one of his concerts. I like his songs, too, especially “I am sailing” and ” Every Beat of my heart.” I’ve never seen him live, though. Must have been a wonderful experience. I don’t know, but is he actually still giving concerts, or is he retired already? He must be well in his 70s by now.

    Anyway, thank you for this amazing article.

    Sending you much love, happiness, and many blessings.

    Alexandra

    1. Hi Alexandra,
      Thanks for the comment, in the answer to your question about Rod, he is still doing concerts and in fact is doing a tour here in the UK at the moment. Not bad for 74 and still looking good, I think having a younger wife may have something to do with it:)

      Frank

  2. Hi there, Rod Stewart is before my time but I’m gaining a better appreciation of music from earlier decades which is one of the reasons I wanted to read your article. Thanks for sharing, I look forward to listening to some of the songs. How did you become such a big Rod Stewart fan?

    1. Hi Tamika,
      Thanks for the comment, I was 15 when Rod had his first big hit in 1971 with Maggie May and I have loved his music ever since. I wasn’t so keen on the American songbook albums he did a couple of years ago, I love the old rocker Rod.

      Frank

  3. Hi Frank,

    Great post, thank you! Rod will always be one of my go-to artists. It’s amazing how I always go back to the 70’s hits. I guess those were my formative years, before getting married and having kids, lol.

    He’s just one of those guys who never seems to age, lol. There are a few artists like that. I wonder what it is? haha.

    Anyway, I appreciated reading about Rod, and look forward to more articles like this.

    Cheers,
    Suzanne

    1. Hi Suzanne, thanks for the comment. You can’t beat the music in the 70’s, the best decade music wise in my opinion. I am enjoying writing these posts and listening to all the old songs although I mostly listen to 70’s stuff anyway. Of the new music I do like Paulo Nutini, if you haven’t heard his music check it out and let me know what you think. last Request is a good song of his.

      Thanks again for the comment, Frank

  4. Hi Frank, thank you for sharing this post about Rod Stewart.
    I am a big fan of this rocker Rod. My favorite of all his song is “I don’t want to talk about it”, among others actually. Reading your article brings back so many memories in that generation. His songs and all his performances are all great and worthy of reviving.
    By the way, I like your website – all about the ’70s.
    All the best!

    1. Hi Hanna, thanks for your comments, I am really enjoying building this site, a labour of love you could call it:) The 70’s is certainly my decade for music. I hope you can revisit when I have built this site up a bit and see how it is progressing, I value your opinion.

      Until then, Frank

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  6. Frank
    Sir Rod Stewart
    What do you say? Longevity, never growing old and still got it!!
    Thank you for reminding me of his talent and ability to wow a crowd – long may it be so.
    Handbags and Gladrags – 1 of my favourite songs of all time and of course lets not forget Maggie May.
    Once again Frank thank you for the nostalga and the memories.
    Sandra

    1. Hi Sandra, Rod is one of if not THE best artists of all time. With his unique voice and stage presence he still hold the audience in the palm of his hand.

      Handbags and Gladrags is a great song but The Stereophonics had a big hit with it. They did the song exactly the way Rod did it and made a fortune.
      I went to see Rod about the time this version was out and before he sang Handbags and Gladrags he said this was my song first.

      Maggie May is definitely an all time classic. Who can believe it was 48 years ago it was No.1.

      Thanks for visiting,
      Frank

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