Stewart refers to this rocker as one of his "dirty, rude, shagging songs." It tells the story of a young lady who won't leave him alone, wearing him out when she comes by for some lovin' at all hours. We never learn her name and get the sense that he doesn't know it - he just calls her "hot legs."
Many found it objectionable, but it was a believable storyline from Stewart, who was very popular with the ladies. At the time, he was involved with the actress Britt Ekland; he would later marry Alana Hamilton, Rachel Hunter and Penny Lancaster.
It was also tempered by Stewart's more sensitive songs, like his previous single "You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
," where he sings:You're a rhapsody, a comedy
You're a symphony and a play
You're every love song ever written
"Hot Legs" represents the more swaggering side of Stewart and remained one of his concert favorites throughout his career.