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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" is a 1978 hit song for Rod Stewart. The song was criticized by many in the rock press as a betrayal of Stewart's blues-oriented rock roots due to its disco-like arrangement, but Stewart and others were quick to point out that other widely respected artists, such as Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones, had also released disco-flavoured songs. A 12" disco single of the song was released in 1978. The song was remixed by disco producer Jim Burgess. It ran one minute longer than the lp version at 6:29 and contained two alternate recorded lines and a heavier bass enthused drum beat. It was written by Stewart and Carmine Appice, and produced by Tom Dowd, but a plagiarism lawsuit by Brazilian musician Jorge Ben Jor confirmed that the song had been derived from his composition "Taj Mahal". Stewart agreed to donate all his royalties from the song to United Nations Children's Fund. The song also lifts a musical phrase from Bobby Womack's 1975 song, "(If You Want My Love) Put Something Down On It".

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