Rod Stewart fans stoked to catch the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer during his summer residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace can whet their appetites with a re-working of one of the iconic British singer's biggest and most controversial singles. The multi-platinum seller has joined forces with Joe Jonas' solo project DNCE to re-make his smash 1978 single “Da Ya Think I'm Sexy."
Ultimate Classic Rock reports that the release will mark Rod The Mod's first outing with his new label Republic Records and will drop on Aug. 25. This is the second time Stewart has re-recorded "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy," having previously released a version in 1999, which featured N-Trance.
The brief 15-second teaser opens just prior to the instantly familiar chorus. Paper doll cutouts of Stewart and DNCE going through rapid fire costume changes flash across the screen as the ex-Faces star and DNCE merge styles as they sings, “ If you want my body and you think I'm sexy/Come on honey tell me so.”
The lead single from Stewart's 1978 studio album Blondes Have More Fun, “Da Ya Think I'm Sexy” spent four weeks atop the Billboard 100 upon its release in the US. Although hugely popular, the song came under attack by fans and critics alike, who objected to the song's disco backbeat and accused Stewart of being a rock n' roll sellout.
The Grammy winner was also nailed with a plagiarism lawsuit, which was later settled out of court with Stewart donating the proceeds of the hit to charity. “Da Ya Think I'm Sexy” has since gone on to earn a more favorable reputation and recently made Rolling Stone's “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. Fans can check out the teaser clip for the new version above.
Sir Rod wrapped up US summer tour with Cyndi Lauper earlier this month and is currently in the midst of his ongoing “Rod Stewart: The Hits" residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace. The next performance will take place Aug. 26 with the current run of dates wrapping up Sept. 3.