Foot Loose & Fancy Free

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Foot Loose & Fancy Free
Foot Loose & Fancy Free by Rod Stewart.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 November 1977
Recorded1976–1977
GenreRock
Length44:06
LabelRiva, Warner Bros.
ProducerTom Dowd
Rod Stewart chronology
A Night on the Town
(1976)
Foot Loose & Fancy Free
(1977)
Blondes Have More Fun
(1978)
Singles from Foot Loose & Fancy Free
  1. "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)"
    Released: 1977
  2. "You're Insane"
    Released: 1977
  3. "Hot Legs"
    Released: 1977
  4. "I Was Only Joking"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[4]

Foot Loose & Fancy Free is Rod Stewart's eighth album, released in November 1977 on Riva Records in the UK and Warner Bros in the US.

The album is the final album in a string of Stewart's acclaimed 1970s albums, beginning with Atlantic Crossing and including the platinum-selling A Night on the Town. The album contains elements of hard rock ("Hot Legs"), funk rock ("You're Insane"), and progressive rock via Motown ("You Keep Me Hanging On"), as well as Stewart's usual ballads ("You're in My Heart"). "I Was Only Joking", a tale about regret and the care-free minds of the young, has become one of Stewart's most loved compositions.

Track listing[edit]

Side one (Fast Side)

  1. "Hot Legs" (Rod Stewart, Gary Grainger) – 5:14
  2. "You're Insane" (Stewart, Phil Chen) – 4:48
  3. "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" (Stewart) – 4:30
  4. "Born Loose" (Stewart, Grainger, Jim Cregan) – 6:02

Side two (Slow Side)

  1. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland) – 7:28
  2. "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" (Homer Banks, Carl Hampton, Raymond Jackson) – 5:23
  3. "You Got A Nerve" (Stewart, Grainger) – 4:59
  4. "I Was Only Joking" (Stewart, Grainger) – 6:07

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1977/78) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[6] 1
The Netherlands 3
United States (Billboard 200) 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 10
Chart (1978) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[8] 16

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia 100,000[9]
Canada (Music Canada)[10] 4× Platinum 400,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[11] Platinum 20,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[12] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 13 March 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide Archived 5 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/foot-loose-fancy-free-mw0000196052/credits
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 429. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 430. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  9. ^ "WEA on Top Down Under". Billboard. 17 December 1977. p. 80. Retrieved 3 May 2020 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free". Music Canada. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  11. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1979". IFPI Hong Kong. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  12. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  13. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose And Fancy Free". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 17 October 2019.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Foot Loose And Fancy Free in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 17 October 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.