"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" is a song written by Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice and Duane Hitchings and performed by Stewart on his album Blondes Have More Fun.
The song was released as a single in late 1978 and spent one week at the top of the British charts in December 1978 and four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1979. It also topped the charts in Australia for two weeks.
Royalties from the song were donated to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Stewart performed the song at the Music for UNICEF Concert at the United Nations General Assembly in January 1979.
Background and writing:
Carmine Appice, who played drums on this song told Songfacts:
"This was a story of a guy meeting a chick in a club. At that time, that was a cool saying. If you listen to the lyrics, 'She sits alone, waiting for suggestions, he's so nervous...' it's the feelings of what was going on in a dance club. The guy sees a chick he digs, she's nervous and he's nervous and she's alone and doesn't know what's going on, then they end up at his place having sex, and then she's gone."
In a 2007 interview, co-writer Duane Hitchings noted that "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" was
"a spoof on guys from the 'cocaine lounge lizards' of the Saturday Night Fever days. We Rock and Roll guys thought we were dead meat when that movie and the Bee Gees came out. The Bee Gees were brilliant musicians and really nice people. No big egos. Rod, in his brilliance, decided to do a spoof on disco. VERY smart man. There is no such thing as a "dumb" super success in the music business."
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