Body Wishes

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Body Wishes
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released June 10, 1983
Recorded 1982
Genre Rock, pop rock
Length 41:19
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tom Dowd
Rod Stewart chronology
Absolutely Live
(1982)
Body Wishes
(1983)
Camouflage
(1984)
Alternative Cover

Body Wishes is a studio album released by Rod Stewart on June 10, 1983 (see 1983 in music). It was Stewart’s 12th studio album and was released on Warner Bros. Records (WEA 92-3877-1). The tracks were recorded and mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles. It produced three singles, “Baby Jane”, “What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So in Love with You)”, and “Sweet Surrender”.

The cover is a parody of Elvis Presley's 1959 album 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

Body Wishes has received poor reviews. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album 1.5 out of 5 stars, calling it "one of Rod Stewart's worst efforts." In the same review, "Baby Jane" and "What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So in Love with You)" are described as "first-rate, synth-laden pop/rock filler" that sound "substantial" in comparison to the other songs on the album. The album has sold more than 9 million copies, worldwide.

Similarly, Rolling Stone magazine, at the time of its release, gave it 2 out of 5 stars, calling it "his latest and surely one of his least", although they did praise the opening song, "Dancing Alone", calling it "a Chuck Berry-styled Rock & Roller that is both lively and witty".

Charts[edit]

Body Wishes peaked at #5 in the UK where it went platinum on July 18, 1983. In the United States it failed to reach a sales certification, but did chart at #30

Singles
Year Song Rank
1983 "Baby Jane" 1(UK), 14(US), 1(GER)
1983 "What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So in Love with You)" 3(UK), 35(US), 9(GER)
1983 "Sweet Surrender" 23(UK), 42(GER)

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dancin’ Alone" (Rod Stewart, Robin LeMesurier) 4:03
2. "Baby Jane" (Stewart, Jay Davis) 4:44
3. "Move Me" (Stewart, Davis, Tony Brock, Kevin Savigar, Wally Stocker) 3:36
4. "Body Wishes" (Stewart, Savigar, LeMesurier, Jim Cregan) 4:41
5. "Sweet Surrender" (Stewart, LeMesurier) 4:57
6. "What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So in Love with You)" (Stewart, Davis, Brock) 4:19
7. "Ghetto Blaster" (Stewart, Savigar, Cregan) 4:07
8. "Ready Now" (Stewart, Stocker) 3:34
9. "Strangers Again" (Stewart, Savigar, Cregan) 4:10
10. "Satisfied" (Stewart, Savigar, Cregan, Bernie Taupin) 4:08

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Body Wishes liner notes. Warner Bros. 

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