Song of the Day: Rod Stewart, “Reason To Believe”

Scottish rock and pop singer Rod Stewart turns 77 today. From his 1971 album Every Picture Tells A Story, here’s "Reason To Believe," a Tim Hardin song that was issued on a double A side single with "Maggie May" in 1971. It reached #1 in the UK, but only #62 in the US and #24 in Canada, whilw "Maggie May" reached #1.

17 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Rod Stewart, “Reason To Believe”

  1. I remember this as a girl in my class was ‘Rod besotted’. Many many years later, a lot of people thought we called Maggie ‘Maggie May’ after this song,. In truth she was a people magnet and Maggie just evolved from that. The Maggie May bit was an also ran. Good record though.

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    1. Great record, both sides.Rod put out some great music in those days. Still does, but it’s his work in the early ’70’s (when you and I were in high school, or whatever the equivalent is there) that I remember the best.

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      1. I quite like his modern stuff though as he’s singing old favourites his own way (or was. I’ve lost track now as we don;t listen to the radio). It’s funny, but whenever I think of Rod Stewart, I always see Kenny Everett with the balloon in those tight leopard skin leggings singing Do you think I’m sexy!!

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        1. Did you ever see the movie “So I Married An Axe Murderer” with Mike Myers? The father (also played by Myers) is a real Scotsman, and at one point he starts singing “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” accompanied by a piper…

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      1. I think it was the song they intended to market, but some DJ’s liked the flip side better. At least I thought I read that once upon a time!

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