Sir Rod Stewart loves to sing about love. It’s a subject the legendary singer-songwriter has explored consistently throughout his career as one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Stewart’s fan-adored hits are just right for the moment.
“I’ve always been a hopeless romantic, and this list is perfect for that candlelit date night,” says Stewart. “No need to be a DJ, just press play and focus on your lover.”
Available for streaming on February 12, Rhino aims straight for the heart with CUPID, a new love-themed digital playlist from Stewart. The 16-track collection mixes some of his best-known love songs with five rarities that have never been available digitally until now. In celebration of the release, a new Valentine’s Day-themed Instagram filter with audio from the song “Cupid” will make its debut, along with a new lyric video.
CUPID sets the mood with indelible songs like “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” (#1US/#5 UK) and “The First Cut Is The Deepest” (#1UK/#21US), both from Stewart’s multi-platinum album, A Night On The Town (1976). That prolific era is revisited for “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” (#3UK/#4US) from the follow-up, Footloose & Fancy Free (1977), the singer’s second multi-platinum solo album. Meanwhile, the collection’s title track, “Cupid,” is a bonus track taken from the 2009 Expanded Edition of Stewart’s 19th studio album, Human (2001).
The playlist marks the digital debut for several songs, including two b-sides: “Love In The Right Hands,” which accompanied the unplugged version of “Reason To Believe” in 1993, and “One Night,” which was the flip side to “Have I Told You Lately.”
CUPID taps two of Stewart’s best-loved film contributions with the Top 10 US hit, “Love Touch” (1986) from Legal Eagles and the #3 US hit “Faith Of The Heart” (1998) from the Patch Adams Soundtrack; the latter is making its digital debut.
A number of songs on the playlist spotlight music the singer released during the 1990s, including the Top 40 hit “This” from A Spanner In The Works (1995), “For The First Time” from the platinum-certified If We Fall In Love Tonight (1996) and his tender cover of Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately” from the platinum-certified Vagabond Heart (1991).
One of the most talented singers in rock and pop music, Stewart has sold more than 250 million records worldwide during a stellar career that includes nine #1 albums and 26 Top 10 singles in the UK; plus 17 Top 10 albums and 16 Top 10 singles in the US.