Foot Loose & Fancy Free

Foot Loose & Fancy Free is Rod Stewart's eighth album, released in November 1977 on Riva Records in the UK and Warner Bros in the US.

Foot Loose & Fancy Free
Foot Loose & Fancy Free by Rod Stewart.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 November 1977
Recorded1976–1977
GenreRock
Length44:06
LabelRiva, Warner Bros.
ProducerTom Dowd
Rod Stewart chronology
A Night on the Town
(1976)
Foot Loose & Fancy Free
(1977)
Blondes Have More Fun
(1978)
Singles from Foot Loose & Fancy Free
  1. "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)"
    Released: 1977
  2. "You're Insane"
    Released: 1977
  3. "Hot Legs"
    Released: 1977
  4. "I Was Only Joking"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[4]

The album is the final album in a string of Stewart's acclaimed 1970s albums, beginning with Atlantic Crossing and ending with A Night On The Town. The album contains elements of hard rock ("Hot Legs"), funk rock ("You're Insane"), and progressive rock ("You Keep Me Hanging On"), as well as Stewart's usual ballads ("You're In My Heart"). "I Was Only Joking", a tale about regret and the care-free minds of the young, has become one of Stewart's most loved compositions.

Track listingEdit

Side one (Fast Side)

  1. "Hot Legs" (Rod Stewart, Gary Grainger) – 5:14
  2. "You're Insane" (Stewart, Phil Chen) – 4:48
  3. "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" (Stewart) – 4:30
  4. "Born Loose" (Stewart, Granger, Jim Cregan) – 6:02

Side two (Slow Side)

  1. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland) – 7:28
  2. "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" (Homer Banks, Carl Hampton, Raymond Jackson) – 5:23
  3. "You Got A Nerve" (Stewart, Granger) – 4:59
  4. "I Was Only Joking" (Stewart, Grainger) – 6:07

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Billboard (U.S) – album

Year Album title Chart Position
1978 Foot Loose & Fancy Free Pop Albums 2

Dutch LP Top 50 (The Netherlands)

Year Album title Chart Position
1977 Foot Loose & Fancy Free LP Top 50 3

Kent Music Report (Australia) – album

Year Album title Chart Position
1977 Foot Loose & Fancy Free Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart 1
1978

Billboard (U.S) – singles

Year Song title Chart Position
1978 "Hot Legs" Pop Singles 28
"I Was Only Joking" Pop Singles 22
"You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" Pop Singles 4

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[6] 4× Platinum 400,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[7] Platinum 20,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[8] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 13 March 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide Archived 5 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/foot-loose-fancy-free-mw0000196052/credits
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free". Music Canada. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  7. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1979". IFPI Hong Kong. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  8. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose And Fancy Free". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 17 October 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Foot Loose And Fancy Free in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 17 October 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.