Top 10 Best Rod Stewart Songs

From his early days as a member of The Jeff Beck Group and Faces, through to his magnificent solo career, Rod Stewart has crafted a sound that's unmistakably his own. Known for his signature raspy voice, Stewart has dabbled in genres ranging from rock and pop to folk and even the Great American Songbook, leaving a trail of timeless classics.

But what truly makes a Rod Stewart song stand out? There are many aspects to consider. It might be Stewart's emotive vocal delivery, painting vivid stories of love, loss, and everything in between. Perhaps it's the memorable melodies, or the potent, sometimes heart-rending lyrics. Or maybe it's the way his music has evolved over the decades, reflecting his growth as an artist and his willingness to experiment with different styles and sounds.
The Top Ten
1 Maggie May

Never ever ever tire

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

You wear it well

2 Young Turks

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

Best song he's ever made

Best song so far

3 Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

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.

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.

This is the only good Rod Stewart song he had in his most matcheable decade with other professionals in music.

4 Baby Jane

My favourite, can't believe its no. 20

5 Every Picture Tells a Story

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!

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

Listening to it now. I can't believe I forgot what a kick ass song this is

6 Some Guys Have All the Luck

The instruments in this song reminds me of "Love My Way" by The Psychedelic Furs. Especially the beginning.

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

Should be much further up the list!

7 Sailing

What a great song with powerful lyrics!

Best song ever!

8 Handbags and Gladrags

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

9 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.

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.

Best song for me

10 Stay With Me

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

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

The Contenders
11 You Wear It Well

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

How is this song not on here...

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

12 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.

Absolute favorite. Crushing and emotional. Poignant and poetic!

This is such a good song about love.

13 Tonight I'm Yours
14 Rhythm of My Heart

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

15 The First Cut is the Deepest

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

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

16 Forever Young

Why isn't this in the top 10? It's one of his most popular songs.

17 Gasoline Alley

Always love this song

18 Tonight's the Night

It is the best song

19 Infatuation
20 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.

21 Passion
22 What Am I Gonna Do?

How is this not in the top 10!?!

23 The Killing of Georgie
24 I Was Only Joking
25 Downtown Train
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