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: October 1977
  2. "Hot Legs"
    Released: January 1978
  3. "I Was Only Joking"
    Released: April 1978
  4. "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
    Released: August 1978 (Japan)[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB−[3]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[5]

Foot Loose & Fancy Free is the eighth studio album by Rod Stewart, 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]

All tracks are written by Rod Stewart and Gary Grainger unless noted otherwise..

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hot Legs" 5:14
2."You're Insane"Stewart, Phil Chen4:48
3."You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)"Stewart4:30
4."Born Loose"Stewart, Grainger, Jim Cregan6:02
Total length:20:34
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."You Keep Me Hangin' On" (The Supremes cover)Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland7:28
2."(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" (The Faces cover)Homer Banks, Carl Hampton, Raymond Jackson5:23
3."You Got a Nerve" 4:59
4."I Was Only Joking" 6:07
Total length:23:57

Personnel[edit]

The Rod Stewart Group

Additional Musicians-

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[25] 4× Platinum 400,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[26] Platinum 20,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[27] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[29] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rod Stewart singles".
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide Archived 5 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Foot Loose & Fancy Free - Rod Stewart | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
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  18. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 1977 — The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recorded Music New Zealand. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  19. ^ "Top Albums 1977" (PDF). Music Week. 24 December 1977. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 March 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2021 – via worldradiohistory.com.
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  21. ^ "The Top 100 Albums of '78". RPM. Vol. 30, no. 14. 30 December 1978. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved 8 November 2021 – via Library and Archives Canada.
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  23. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 1978 — The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recorded Music New Zealand. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1996 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  25. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free". Music Canada. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  26. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1979". IFPI Hong Kong. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  27. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  28. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose And Fancy Free". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  29. ^ "American album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 17 October 2019.