Best Rod Stewart Songs


The Top Ten

1 Maggie May

I really like Brighton Beach... It is sort of the prequel to I Was Only Joking. Maybe the second best song he's ever written.

Best song he did, very up beat

Rod is the best singer song writer I've been following him for 40 years

You wear it well

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2 Sailing

What a great song with powerful lyrics!

Best song ever!

Should only include Rod Stewart selfpenned song in my opinion. - phr

Beatiful and classic song from the artist, good and professional concert facitily for rod stewart in future, could be horsens musicart city in denmark

3 Every Picture Tells a Story

Songs like this are the reason I hated the break up of the Stewart -Wood song writing team.

Rod wrote this fantastic song in 1970. - phr

No one spun rock from soul like the Faces doing I'm loosing you. Who doesn't like Stewart covering Dylan. What a heartfelt soulful tune is Mandolin wind? I would much rather hear Stewarts version of that's Alright than Elvis's. Every LP tells a story don't it!

4 Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

That thumping bass is so disco. I'm not a big fan of disco, but this song is great. It is sexy but not over the top or done in a tasteless way. - Coatsy

My favorite song from Sir Rod Stewart! I absolutely love this amazing man! I'm collecting all his original record albums. It has a great beat you can easily dance to.

Tempo of this song is too good... It deserves number one spot!

Great song for lovers! Needs to be higher on the list!

5 Handbags and Gladrags

One of the most beautiful songs I've heard. Can't explain. It just hits me in the heart.

6 Hot Legs
7 The First Cut is the Deepest

Followed by 'I don't want to talk about it' and 'Young Turks'.

Though it’s fairly common knowledge, I like to point out that this song was written by Cat Stevens...

8 The Killing of Georgie
9 Young Turks

Best Rod Stewart song I've heard. I think this song should be number 1. - TisonRockit

Best song of Rod Stewart in my opinion

This song will free your heart

Best song so far

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10 I Don't Want to Talk About It

Horrible list - hot legs is possibly the worst song ever recorded. Sailing and First Cut are classics but I'll go this one.

This is such a good song about love.

I'd make a comment but I don't wanna talk about it. - Billyv

The best Rod Stewart song

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The Contenders

11 Reason to Believe

Best song off a great album, and yes I am aware that Maggie May is also on Every Picture Tells a Story, as well as the title song. This is just such an incredible tune, and Nobody does heartache quite like Sir Rod. This was written by Tim Hardin, who also wrote If I Were a Carpenter. I also love the way Rod arranges songs.

Best song for me

I love this song. I know that he kind of repeats the same words over and over, but that’s kind of the way you feel when broken hearted. The Carpenters also do a nice version of this. I think I like Rod’s better because of the organ.

12 You're in My Heart

This song appeared in my dream last night, beautifully sung to me by someone whose face was masked by a veil. It was quite surreal but lovely. Thank you; whoever you are. - Britgirl

13 Stay With Me

I know it's technically the faces not Stewart but come on this should be number 2

In the morning don't say you love me
'Cause you know I'll only kick you out the door
And I know her name is Rita, but her perfume smells sweeter
Since last I saw you down on the floor

If this Faces song counts, I think it's up there with Maggie.

14 Forever Young

I. Love. This. Song. The little. Boy. Is. So. Cute.

15 Infatuation
16 Baby Jane

Without any doubt, the best song of Rod Stewart

Is the Better song From Rod

My favourite, can't believe its no. 20

17 Tonight's the Night

It is the best song

18 I Was Only Joking


19 Rhythm of My Heart

I really like this song and the video of it too, Its AWESOME!

20 Have I Told You Lately

Great song that I have been heard since I was young.

Great love song, timeless.

A beautiful piece of music and history.

Classic Denver

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21 This Old Heart of Mine
22 Love Touch
23 You Wear It Well

Follow up number one to Maggie May and in my opinion better of the two

How is this song not on here...

This needs to be much, much higher on this list.

24 Mandolin Wind
25 What Am I Gonna Do?

How is this not in the top 10!?!

26 All for Love
27 Some Guys Have All the Luck

Best song believe me.. Vocals... Music... Lyrics awesome!

Should be much further up the list!

28 Downtown Train
29 Every Beat of My Heart
30 Tonight I'm Yours
31 Cut Across Shorty

Another example how Rod could take a great song and make it greater, even make it his own.

32 Tom Traubert's Blues

THE definitive version - as good as any of his covers from the Mercury years.

One of my all time Rod Stewart favorites. How can this be so far down the list?

33 If We Fall in Love Tonight
34 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
35 An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
36 Have You Ever Seen the Rain
37 Only a Hobo

One of my all time favorite Dylan covers! Rips at your heart strings...

38 Angel
39 Street Fighting Man
40 Ain't Love a Bitch
41 How Long?
42 The Motown Song
43 Ooh la La
44 Baby, It's Cold Outside
45 When We Were the New Boys
46 Farewell
47 Passion
48 Gasoline Alley

Always love this song

49 Never Give Up On a Dream

An amazing song from Rod. Watch the video and listen, you won't disagree.

50 In a Broken Dream

There's an even better version on YouTube featuring David Gilmour and John Paul Jones. - BrianScott01

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Top Remixes

1. Sailing
2. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
3. Handbags and Gladrags
1. You're in My Heart
2. Tonight's the Night
3. Have I Told You Lately
1. Hot Legs
2. Reason to Believe
3. Sailing


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