Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” hit #1 40 years ago; co-writer Carmine Appice shares memories about it

Courtesy of Warner Bros.Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of Rod Stewart’s disco-rock classic “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The relentlessly catchy track was co-written by Stewart, keyboardist Duane Hitchings, and Rod’s drummer at the time, Carmine Appice, who’s also a founding member of Vanilla Fudge.

Not necessarily known as a prolific songwriter, Appice tells ABC Radio he was thrilled to have helped create what became Stewart’s biggest hit.

“[Rod] only had two number-ones…this and ‘Maggie May,’ and this outsold ‘Maggie May,'” Carmine points out. He adds, “I …read more

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