The 1971 hit that shaped the way for rock 'n' roll

Today in 1971, this single rose to number one in the US, the UK and Australia simultaneously, a chart first. This hit tune was also named in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that shaped Rock and Roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song #131 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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This song is written by an iconic British rock singer-songwriter who is still one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

The track expresses the emotions of a man who is in love with an older woman. It highlights the innocence of love and still is a favourite song that fans relate to today.

 

Listen to “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart below: