Rod Stewart: "She Makes Me Happy"

Rod Stewart, "She Makes Me Happy"

Writing his 2012 autobiography inspired Stewart to pen 11 of the 12 songs on his forthcoming album, Time – his first to feature original material in nearly 20 years. The album might be an unexpected move for rock's greatest interpretive singer, but on this hearty, heartfelt ode to the transformative power of his third wife, Stewart radiates cornball lovability. "Over a striding beat and kilt-spinning fiddles and mandolins, Stewart sings, "Now I'm working out daily and I'm watching my waistline." Rarely in rock & roll history has anyone sounded this psyched about carb reduction.