You Wear It Well

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"You Wear It Well"
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Single by Rod Stewart
from the album Never a Dull Moment
B-side"Lost Paraguayos"
GenreFolk rock
Length4:23/5:01 (with "Interludings")
Songwriter(s)Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton
Rod Stewart singles chronology
"Handbags and Gladrags"
"You Wear It Well"

"You Wear It Well" is a song written by Rod Stewart and Martin Quittenton, performed by Stewart. It utilizes an arrangement markedly similar to that of "Maggie May," one of Stewart's hits from the previous year.[1]

Stewart recorded "You Wear It Well" for the 1972 album Never a Dull Moment, and released it as a single on 12 August. The song became an international hit, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart.[2] In the US, "You Wear It Well" peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3]

Stewart performed the song live on BBC's Top of the Pops with the full lineup of Faces, along with Quittenton on classical guitar and Dick "Tricky Dicky" Powell on fiddle joining them. A live version of the song from his 2013 performance at the Troubadour, West Hollywood was included on the deluxe edition of the album Time.

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  1. ^ "ROD STEWART – "You Wear It Well"". FreakyTrigger. 2 September 1972. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 277. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 604.
  4. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  6. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1965 - 1989 Acts (S)".
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
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  9. ^ 1972 in British music#Best-selling singles
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  11. ^ "I Have Been to Heaven and Back: Hen's Teeth and Other Lost Fragments of Un-Popular Culture Vol. 1 | Mekons | Touch and Go / Quarterstick Records". 20 April 1999. Retrieved 27 March 2014.

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