Cover vs. Original

Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?


The original is funny and a real disco song. Rod Stewart tells very authentically about his life in a very humorious way. But in comparison to the cover version the power is missing in the original. The cover version by n-trance emphasizes the rythmics and adds some cool raps. However, the instrumentation seems to questionable. The version by Ralphi's Retro-Disco Vox which was published quite recently tops both versions.

- Robert, Wien, Österreich, 07.07.2006


n-trance
1997

vs.

Rod Stewart
1978

CD-Cover: n-trance - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? 22.3 % 77.7 % CD-Cover: Rod Stewart - Blondes Have More Fun
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
n-trance 359 Votes Rod Stewart

Comments about Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?:

What a great song with so much potential, yet just another that Rod sounds like he's dying. N-Trance brings it alive, they get my vote.
- Spicoli, Prince George, Canada, 14.01.2011
Well, always been a fan of Rod, but this song when relesaed did not really appreciate until years later. Surprised that it did not get some remixes, considering the time it was released, as think it would be a great song to remix.
Basically the N-Trance, has a more fun, party feel to it and in someways is the remixes, that never happened.
- Pete!!!!, Kyneton, Australia, 25.09.2010
I liked N-Trance's version better. Going to check out their other music.
- Rod, Chicago, United States, 20.02.2010
I liked N-Trance's version better. Going to check out their other music.
- Rod, Chicago, United States, 20.02.2010
The "original" song is actually called "Taj Mahal" by Brazilian singer Jorge Ben and dates back to 1972. Different lyrics, different feel but same riff. ""Taj Mahal" is recognizable (and was legally recognized in a plagiarism lawsuit) as the source of the melody in Rod Stewart's hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"." (cf. Wikipedia).
- DannyBoy, Paris, France, 05.03.2008
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