Hot Legs

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"Hot Legs"
Hot Legs cover.jpg
Single by Rod Stewart
from the album Foot Loose & Fancy Free
B-side "You're Insane" or "I Was Only Joking"
Released February 1978 (U.S.)[1]
Format 7"
Recorded 1977
Genre
Length 5:15
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Rod Stewart
Producer(s) Tom Dowd
Rod Stewart singles chronology
"You're in My Heart"
(1977)
"Hot Legs"
(1978)
"I Was Only Joking"
(1978)

"You're in My Heart"
(1977)
"Hot Legs"
(1978)
"I Was Only Joking"
(1978)

"Hot Legs" is a single by Rod Stewart. Stewart included the song on his 1977 album Foot Loose & Fancy Free. The 1977 single performed moderately well on the United States Hot 100 (#28), and well on the UK Singles Chart (#5). In the UK, "Hot Legs" and "I Was Only Joking" charted together as a double A-side.[2]

In 1993, Stewart recorded a live version during his MTV Unplugged session which appeared on the album Unplugged...and Seated. Artists who have recorded cover versions of "Hot Legs" include Tom Jones, Tina Turner, and American rock band Orgy. Bon Jovi have occasionally covered this song during their "The Circle Tour".

Since the original recording/video, the lyrics in the last verse have been changed.

The lead guitar that is prominent throughout the song was performed by Billy Peek, a Saint Louis, Missouri native who was in Rod Stewart’s band in the mid-seventies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 531/2. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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