Tonight Rod is the Knight……

After a seeming eternity, Rod Stewart has finally been knighted in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list.

The 71-year-old rock star who was awarded a CBE in 2007, has been honoured for his music rod stewartand charity work. But you don’t simply get a knighthood for being able to sing and giving time to philanthropic and altruistic causes. Longevity is a key ingredient – hence we have Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Mick Jagger and Sir Elton John and not Sir Ed Sheeran, Sir James Bay and Sir George Ezra.

Rod Stewart has survived for nearly 50 years in a rock and pop music landscape, scattered with the corpses and casualties of self-destructive souls who foundered on the rocks of drink and drugs. And the reason Rod Stewart has survived unscathed, is that he is a remarkably uncomplicated, straight forward man. As a younger man and rock star, he quite naturally had a penchant for beautiful women, epitomised by his torrid relationship with Britt Ekland, and it’s fair to say that he was more focused on philandering than philanthropy in those early years. But for the past twenty five years, beyond a few beers his life is a clean and healthy one.

The overriding reason for Rod Stewart’s success over five decades is that he is a fantastic vocalist androd stewart & britt ekland songwriter, who served a long apprenticeship from his early years as a beatnik and mod and on through arguably his best period, with his short lived blues collaboration with Long John Baldry and the Jeff Beck Group and onto the Faces years, where in tandem with their legendary hell raising and partying, the band produced some sublime songs.

Post The Faces, Rod Stewart’s early solo work between 1975 and 1977 was excellent before he fell foul to the disco era and the 1980s, the decade that taste, style and sophistication  forgot. But then who didn’t come unstuck in that decade – just look at Elton John’s mediocre output in the 1980s!! After a period recording classic standards, Rod Stewart has recently recorded his first album of his own songs in 20 years, called “Can’t Stop Me Now”. Many of the tracks are excellent, but for now let’s reflect on his back catalogue, with this Record Press Top 10 Best Rod Stewart Songs

Top 10 Best Rod Stewart Songs

 1) You’re In My Heart ( 1977 )

2) The Killing of Georgie ( 1976 )rod-stewart-youre-in-my-heart-vinyl-single

3) Maggie May ( 1971 )

4) Tonight’s The Night ( 1976 )

5) Sailing ( 1975 )

6) Oh! No, Not My Baby ( 1973 )

7) Young Turks ( 1981 )

8) Cindy Incidentally ( with The Faces ) ( 1973 )

9) In A Broken Dream ( with Python Lee Jackson ( 1972 )

10) You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything ( with The Faces ) ( 1974 )

 

Which are your favourite Rod Stewart songs and why? Let us know in the Reply Box below.

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