Body Wishes

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

Body Wishes is a studio album released by Rod Stewart on 10 June 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. 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, "Dancin' Alone", calling it "a Chuck Berry-styled Rock & Roller that is both lively and witty". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic retrospectively 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.


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

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, Tony Brock, Jay Davis, Wally Stocker, Kevin Savigar) 3:36
4. "Body Wishes" (Stewart, Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar, Robin LeMesurier) 4:41
5. "Sweet Surrender" (Stewart, LeMesurier) 4:00
6. "What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So in Love with You)" (Stewart, Davis, Brock) 4:19
7. "Ghetto Blaster" (Stewart, Cregan, Savigar) 4:07
8. "Ready Now" (Stewart, Stocker) 3:34
9. "Strangers Again" (Stewart, Cregan, Savigar) 4:10
10. "Satisfied" (Stewart, Bernie Taupin, Cregan, Savigar) 4:08




  • Body Wishes liner notes. Warner Bros. 

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