I Was Only Joking
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|"I Was Only Joking"|
|Single by Rod Stewart|
|from the album Foot Loose & Fancy Free|
|Length||4:50 (single version)|
|Songwriter(s)||Gary Grainger, Rod Stewart|
|Rod Stewart singles chronology|
When released as a single, the song performed well, becoming a top 40 hit in various countries, including #5 in the UK and #22 in the US. In the United Kingdom, "I Was Only Joking" charted as part of a double A-side with "Hot Legs".
The song is one of Stewart's most loved songs, containing some of his finest sets of lyrics. A heartfelt tale of youth, looked on from a now-mature perspective in regret and sorrow. A long guitar solo features, starting with acoustic then moving to electric. It is seen as one of the best guitar solos in classic rock.
- "I Was Only Joking". allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 March 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
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