Human (Rod Stewart album)

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Studio album by
Released12 March 2001 (2001-03-12)
GenreRock, pop rock
ProducerGregg Alexander, Dennis Charles, Rob Dickins (exec.), Karl Gordon, Danny Kortchmar, Christopher Neil, Octave, Brian Rawling, Graham Stack, Mark Taylor
Rod Stewart chronology
When We Were the New Boys
The Story So Far
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic1/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]
Mojo3.5/5 stars[1]
Q3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]
Wall of Sound65/100[1]
Yahoo! Music UK4/10 stars[5]

Human is a studio album released by Rod Stewart on 12 March 2001 (see 2001 in music). It was Stewart's nineteenth studio album and first, and only release, on Atlantic Records (Atlantic 7567-83411-2), a sister label to his previous label Warner Bros. Records.

It produced the singles "Run Back Into Your Arms", "I Can't Deny It", and "Don't Come Around Here". "I Can't Deny It" became a moderate hit and the album was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry.[6]

Album information[edit]

Besides being Stewart's first album on Atlantic, Human is his first album not to feature an original Stewart track. Of note is track 3, "Don’t Come Around Here", where Stewart is joined by Helicopter Girl. The tracks were recorded at Metropolis Studios, London; Riverside Studios, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Round One Studios, Los Angeles and Olympic Studios, London.

Track listing[edit]

Standard version
1."Human"Karl Gordon, Conner ReevesGordon, Octave[a], Michelle Escoffery[b]3:48
2."Smitten"Macy Gray, Dave Wilder, Jeremy Ruzuma, Arik MarshallDennis Charles, Danny Kortchmar[c]5:00
3."Don't Come Around Here" (with Helicopter Girl)Jackie Joyce, Paul Berry, Mark Taylor, Kenny ThomasTaylor3:49
4."Soul on Soul"Marc Jordan, John CapekCharles, Christopher Neil[c]4:30
5."Loveless"Reeves, David FrankNeil4:00
6."If I Had You"Andrew Davis, Sergei RachmaninoffNeil4:18
7."Charlie Parker Loves Me"Jordan, CapekCharles, Neil[c]4:41
8."It Was Love That We Needed"Curtis MayfieldNeil4:11
9."To Be with You"Raul Malo, James HouseRod Stewart3:56
10."Run Back into Your Arms"Graham Stack, John Reid, Brian RawlingTaylor, Rawling, Stack3:26
11."I Can't Deny It"Gregg Alexander, Rick NowelsAlexander, Nowels[b], Danielle Brisebois[b]3:44
European and Japanese version (bonus track)
12."Peach"PrinceGordon, Octave[a], Dave Way[d], Keith Uddin[d]3:47


  • ^a signifies an additional producer
  • ^b signifies an additional vocal producer
  • ^c signifies a lead vocal producer
  • ^d signifies a lead vocal producer





Chart (2001) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 19
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[8] 25
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 13
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 36
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 9
US Billboard 200[13] 50


Year Song Chart Peak
2000 "Run Back into Your Arms" German Singles Chart[14] 74
2001 "I Can't Deny It" Dutch Singles Chart[15] 90
New Zealand Singles Chart[16] 36
UK Singles Chart[17] 26
US Adult Contemporary[13] 18
2001 "Don't Come Around Here"
with Helicopter Girl
US Adult Contemporary[13] 30
2002 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[18] 49


  1. ^ a b c d "Critic Reviews for Human". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Human – Rod Stewart: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  3. ^ Woodard, Josef (16 February 2001). "Album Review: 'Human' Review". Entertainment Weekly: 99. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  4. ^ Walters, Barry (5 February 2001). "Human | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  5. ^ Flynn, Jackie (27 March 2001). "Review: Rod Stewart – 'Human'". Launch Music on Yahoo!. Dotmusic. Archived from the original on 20 August 2004. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Human". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 30 January 2013. Select albums in the Format field. Type Human in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  7. ^ " – Rod Stewart – Human" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Top 40 Albums - 13 / 2001". Tracklisten. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  9. ^ " – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  10. ^ " – Rod Stewart – Human". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  11. ^ " – Rod Stewart – Human". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  13. ^ a b c "Human – Rod Stewart: Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Single – Rod Stewart, Run Back into Your Arms". (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Rod Stewart – I Can't Deny It". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  16. ^ "Rod Stewart – I Can't Deny It". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  17. ^ "2001-03-24 Top 40 Official UK Singles Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Rod Stewart with Helicopter Girl – Don't Come Around Here". Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  • Human album liner notes. Atlantic Records.

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