Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

Album: Blondes Have More Fun (1978)
Charted: 1 1
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  • Sugar, sugar
    She sits alone waiting for suggestions
    He's so nervous avoiding all the questions
    His lips are dry, her heart is gently pounding
    Don't you just know exactly what they're thinking

    If you want my body and you think I'm sexy
    Come on sugar let me know.
    If you really need me just reach out and touch me
    Come on honey tell me so
    Tell me so baby

    He's acting shy looking for an answer
    Come on honey let's spend the night together
    Now hold on a minute before we go much further
    Give me a dime so I can phone my mother
    They catch a cab to his high rise apartment
    At last he can tell her exactly what his heart meant

    If you want my body and you think I'm sexy
    Come on honey tell me so
    If you really need me just reach out and touch me
    Come on sugar let me know

    His heart's beating like a drum
    Cause at last he's got this girl home
    Relax baby now we are alone

    They wake at dawn ''cause all the birds are singing
    Two total strangers but that ain't what they're thinking
    Outside it's cold, misty and it's raining
    They got each other neither one's complaining
    He say's I sorry but I'm out of milk and coffee
    Never mind sugar we can watch the early movie

    If you want my body and you think I'm sexy
    Come on sugar let me know
    If you really need me just reach out and touch me
    Come on honey tell me so

    If you really need me just reach out and touch me
    Come on sugar let me know
    If you really, really, really, really need me
    Just let me know
    Just reach out and touch me
    If you really want me
    Just reach out and touch me
    Come on sugar let me know
    If you really need me just reach out and touch me
    Come on sugar let me know
    If you, if you, if you really need me
    Just come on and tell me soWriter/s: Rod Stewart, Duane Hitchings, Carmine Jr Appice
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 37

  • Debby from UsaThe video for the song was one of the earliest of music videos. Stewart was a pioneer in this field, long before MTV came along.
    The woman of Rod's interest in the video is the 1975 Playboy Playmate Of The Year, Lillian Mueller from Norway.
  • Debby from UsaSay what you want but I love this song. Carmine Appice's drumming is what drives it.
  • Markantney from BiloxeJan 2016,

    I don't like the song as much now but MAN did I/WE loved it back then. It was one of those songs that played on Pop, R&B, Da Clubs,...And thanks Duane Hitchings for adding the personal touch.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyConcerning the next post below; I goofed, "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" was #1 on the Top 100 for four week not three...
    It was track 1 on side 1 of his ninth studio album, 'Blondes Have More Fun', and the first three weeks that "Da Ya" was #1 on the Top 100, the album was #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 17th 1978, "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #40; and seven weeks later on February 4th, 1968 it peaked at #1 {for 3 weeks} and spent 21 weeks on the Top 100...
    It also reached #1 in Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom...
    The record prevented two other records from reaching #1; "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People and "Fire" by the Pointer Sisters both peaked at #2 while Rod was at #1...
    His "I Was Only Kidding" preceded it on the Top 100 and peaked at #22 and "Ain't Love a Bitch" succeeded it on the chart and it also peaked at #22...
    Roderick David Stewart will celebrate his 70th birthday in twenty-four days on January 10th {2015}.
  • Greg from New York City, NyThe truth is, it doesn't matter what anybody here has to say... this was a MASSIVE hit (still is). Rod is a great frontman and under-rated writer, and this song just captured the times, especially LA/Manhattan at the end of the 70's. Anyone remember the UNICEF Concert?
  • Michael from Illinois, IlThe Stones got away with "Miss You". It's not much different from "Do ya think I'm sexy." What made it more than a novelty was Carmine Appice
    kicked ass on the drums. Especially when the song goes to fade.
  • Laura from El Paso, TxRod Stewart is the master of re-inventing himself and the scope of his audience appeal over the life of his career. He keeps himself relevant by tapping into whatever is going on at the time. He is a true artist and this is a good example of how his songs are much more than just songs. They tell a story and mile mark what is happening in pop culture at the time. Love him and this song!
  • John from Anaheim, CaThe Wikipedia article on this song (under the correct name "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?") displays the UK single picture sleeve, which shows a date of November 1978 in the lower right corner. I don't know the US release date, but it is first listed on the Billboard Hot 100 for December 23, 1978 at position #40. I have a copy of the US picture sleeve (I rather like the song), but I don't see anything on it that would pin down the release date.
  • Zeech from West Palm Beach, FlPlease tell me when this song came out. I am a writer and I want to put it in my book as being played on the radio around Christmas '78.
  • Kim from Hawkhurst, United KingdomErrrrr sorry but you're wrong about him not performing it live. I've seen him 20+ times over the last 30 years and he has ALWAYS done it. Last saw him at the end of June 2010 in London and DYTIS was there and huge as always. The crowd go absolutely crazy for it. He sings it and knows he is taking the micky ... but the answer to the question is very firmly YES!!!!!!
  • Scott from Honolulu, HiGreat song by an amazing artist.
  • Joann from Portsmouth, Vaheart beating like a drum, yeah thats how I feel when I hear this song
  • James from Montreal, QcListening to Bobby Womack's "If You Want My Love, Put Something Down On It" from the 1975 album "I don't know what the world is coming to" couldn't help but notice the string motif was familiar... Immediately thought of checking out "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (1978) to realize the riff is almost entirely lifted off of this album, released three years earlier... Hmmm...
  • Mrcleaveland from Cleveland,This song is an absolute classic. It represents the day Disco jumped the shark.
  • Duane Hitchings from Hendersonville, Tn, TnDuane Hitchings also was co-writer !! Why do I know ? I am Duane Hitchings !! LOL !! The credits got messed up plus a few other glitches - long story. Trust me, I am getting paid. Neither Rod nor I or I think Carmine was to crazy about Sexy --- but it went ballastic ! And yes, Rod was making a statement about the cocaine cowboys and their gold chains in the 70s. Conclusion, if many poeple likes the song, we did our job. That is our job - trying to make people happy !
  • Jeff from Austin, TxThis song is so ridiculously bad, that it's actually good.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiOn Alice!, Alice and Mel Sharple's Mom was singing this at Lenny's house of Veal and they did great! On So I married an Ax Murderer the dad kept sing it over and over. I love this song!
  • Mark from Austin, TxHe stopped performing this song in concert LONG before 2005. I think he quit singing it sometime in the mid-80s. I saw him in 93 or so (the Unplugged and Seated tour) and he sang about 30 seconds of it, stopped the band and said something along the lines of, "Nope. Not gonna do that one!" Then he went into a real song.
    Never been a big fan of this one. I always thought that "Passion" was better...and it wasn't all that great, really.
  • Dave from London, EnglandI hate this song by Rod Stewart. I'm shocked that they stole the riff from Jorge Ben from his 1972 song, Taj Mahal, and then said they gave the proceeds to UNICEF! yeah right they did. I just hope that Jorge Ben got his fair share from the international success from this song.
  • Jude from Ashland, OhI HATE this song.
  • Mike from Clarksville, TnRod Wears it well (meaning) his age,His talent, His life, and his Music. ughhh, come on we all get older, but he wears it well.
  • Mike from Hueytown , AlI actually like this song. Rod Stewart has a great voice but he hasn't always had the best song material to work with.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesPaul - the 1990s cover version was actually by N-Trance, not N-Sync, and it sucked
  • J.d. from Tampa, FlEver hear "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies? 1970 or so? These are also the first words of DYTIS. I could name a few other songs with similarities. Now Rod's a musician, and the subconscious being what it is, why wouldn't there be similarities in music? It's a form of art; Stewart isn't necessarily a hack. If you listen to "Blondes Have More Fun" (the entire album), you will see a broad range of musical styles, and this, I think, makes the album one of the best of the Seventies. DYTIS and songs like it were part of that era. Hey, I was just a kid, and I didn't like disco, but I sure dug this one, as well as the entire album--appreciating it more and more as time goes by.
  • Dj from London, EnglandNo-one ever mentions the fact that Rod and Jagger went to the Sao Paulo music festival in 77, which is where they heard Taj Mahal by Jorge....so then Carmine must have just picked up on the vibe in the studio, huh ? What total bogue-ness.
  • Brittany from Richmond, KyI dont care what anyone says about this song, it might be bad but Rod stewart is the man!!!!!
  • Ken from Louisville, KyIn a 2005 interviews, Rod Stewart said that he no longer performs this song in concert, saying it would be a bit "silly" for a man of his age to be asking that!
  • Paul from Worcs, EnglandThe late and great Kenny Everett once did a wonderful parody of this on the BBC when he dressed up as Rod and performed the song but with an expanding arse that floated him up to the ceiling. Hilarious fun! N-Sync also did a rap cover version of the song in the 1990's which was rather catchy.
  • T. from Lahore, PakistanI vaguely recall reading many many years ago an interview of, or quotation attributed to, Rod Stewart suggesting that he was sorry for having recorded this song and this kind of music. I think he blamed a European (Dutch?) model for having influenced him in this direction. Does anyone else recall reading something like this?

    I also remember watching a CBS "60 minutes" segment in fall of 1980 on the craze the song inspired among the costume/bikini clad roller skaters on Venice Beach, California. Anyone else remember that?
  • Charlie from Thomaston, Cthmmm, number 1 in the uk and the us, rare.
  • John from Seattle, WaI can't stand the song. Someone said (and of course I don't believe it) that some GUY (?)wrote it to Stewart.
  • Jon from Harvey, LaRod has a concert here in New Orleans that has been sold out
  • John from Greeneville, TnAnd yet, through it all, nobody caught on to Rod's joke. The whole thing was written and recorded as a parody of disco - Do you think I'm sexy? Get it? Maybe not. I got it back in 1979 when I was only 11 - well, my mother gave me a clue and then Rod confirmed it later on.
  • Erik from Davis, CaThis song was played by bagpiper Jek Cunningham in the movie "So I Married An Ax Murderer" during the wedding party scene. He fell down while playing, and Charlie's father, who was singing along, uttered the famous line "We have a piper down!"
  • Dc from Hilo, HiThis song was co-written with Rod by Vanilla Fudge's Carmine Applice. He played the drums in the song, too.
  • Susie from Jacksonville, FlI still like him. Always have, always will. He's got a great voice and puts so much into his songs.
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