500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Rod Stewart, 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?'
Writers: Stewart, Carmine Appice
Producer: Tom Dowd
Released: Dec. '78, Warner Bros.
21 weeks; No. 1
In that rock-disco moment that also yielded the Stones' "Miss You," Stewart's entry was a tale of lust at first sight with an irresistible hook. But that hook actually wasn’t by Stewart and Appice. It came from "Taj Mahal," by the Brazilian songwriter Jorge Ben. After Ben won a plagiarism lawsuit, royalties for the song went to UNICEF.
Appears on: Blondes Have More Fun (Warner Bros.)