Blondes Have More Fun

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Blondes Have More Fun
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 24 November 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre Rock
Length 43:09
Label Riva Records (UK), Warner Bros. (USA)
Producer Tom Dowd
Rod Stewart chronology
Foot Loose & Fancy Free
(1977)
Blondes Have More Fun
(1978)
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
(1979)
Singles from Blondes Have More Fun
  1. "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
    Released: 10 November 1978
  2. "Ain't Love a Bitch"
    Released: 1979
  3. "Blondes (Have More Fun)"
    Released: April 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]
Rolling Stone (unfavorable)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[4]

Blondes Have More Fun (with title adding on the back sleeve ...Or Do They?) is Rod Stewart's ninth album, released in November 1978. This album was also released as a picture disc. In addition to the two 7" singles, a 12" vinyl extended remix single of "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" was issued. The label read "Special Disco Mix by Jim Burgess". The album has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. The title track was released as a single in the UK and Ireland and reached #63 in the UK and #23 in Ireland.[5] [6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice) – 5:31
  2. "Dirty Weekend" (Stewart, Gary Grainger) – 2:36
  3. "Ain't Love a Bitch " (Stewart, Grainger) - 4:39
  4. "The Best Days of My Life" (Stewart, Jim Cregan) – 4:21
  5. "Is That the Thanks I Get?" (Stewart, Cregan) – 4:32

Side two (Side 1 Continued)[edit]

  1. "Attractive Female Wanted" (Stewart, Grainger) – 4:17
  2. "Blondes (Have More Fun)" (Stewart, Cregan) – 3:46
  3. "Last Summer" (Stewart, Philip Chen) – 4:05
  4. "Standin' in the Shadows of Love" (Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland, Brian Holland) – 4:28
  5. "Scarred and Scared" (Stewart, Grainger) – 4:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Rod Stewart - vocals

Rod Stewart Band[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Duane Hitchings - keyboards, synthesizer
  • Roger Bethelmy - drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa - percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins - piano
  • Gary Herbig - flute
  • Phil Kenzie - horn
  • Steve Madaio - trumpet
  • Tom Scott - tenor saxophone
  • Fred Tackett - guitar
  • Tommy Vig - percussion
  • Mike Finnigan - background vocals
  • Max Gronenthal - background vocals
  • Linda Lewis - vocals
  • Catherine Allison - piano, background vocals
  • Del Newman - string arrangements

Production[edit]

  • Tom Dowd - producer, mixing
  • Andy Johns - engineer, mixing
  • George Tutko - assistant engineer

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard Music Charts (America)

Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Pop Albums 1

Kent Music Report (Australia)

Year Chart Position
1979 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart 1

Singles[edit]

Billboard Music Charts (America)

Year Single Chart Position
1979 "Ain't Love A Bitch" Pop Singles 22
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" 1
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Black Singles 5

References[edit]

Preceded by
Briefcase Full of Blues by Blues Brothers
Billboard 200 number-one album
10 February - 2 March 1979
Succeeded by
Spirits Having Flown by Bee Gees
Preceded by
52nd Street by Billy Joel
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
29 January - 11 March 1979
Succeeded by
Spirits Having Flown by Bee Gees