Baby Jane

Album: Body Wishes (1983)
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  • Released as the lead single from Rod Stewart's Body Wishes album, this was the singer's most successful single since "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy " in 1978, topping the UK singles chart and also peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Stewart penned the lyrics whilst his bass guitarist Jay Davis wrote the music. Speaking with The Guardian, the singer admitted he puts writing the words off until the last minute, "when the song's got a hook." Stewart added: "The way I do it is hum and hah along while the band are playing. I sing whatever comes into my head and nine times out of 10 that will be the title of the song. Either that or I'd just write down a good title - like 'Young Turks' or 'Baby Jane' - and wait until the right vehicle comes along for it."

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  • Debby from UsaCoincidentally this song appears in the 1983 docudrama Portfolio starring supermodel Kelly Emberg. Obviously Rod had a screening of it since they paid a royalty to use his song and as he says, "A face came across the screen and I immediately fell in love with Kelly Emberg" which obviously didn't sit well with Rod's wife at the time Alana.
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