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As we celebrate Rod Stewart's 72nd Birthday, let's take a look at the other rock stars who have brought some sparkle and glitter to the charts.
Rod Stewart's never shied away from dressing loudly throughout the years, and as he marks his 72nd Birthday it seems nothing as changed. His 1978 hit in which he sings: "If you want my body and you think I'm sexy/Come on sugar let me know." is the pinnacle of flamboyance and sex appeal.
Drugs, sex, booze...and the word lube in the second line. Placebo announced themselves as the arch glam princes of the 1990s with this belter of a track that still sounds a little bit shocking today.
The final single from Coming Up was a classic Suede takedown of a fast-living movie actor who "makes it look so easy". The lyrics also reference "a terylene shirt", which we had to Google. They're suitable glamorous (and awful looking).
Their name Cansei Der Ser Sexy translated as "I got tired of being sexy" and if there's a more glamorous name for a band, we can't think of it. Frontwoman Lovefoxxx not only wore some very eye-catching, sparkly outfits.
This retro pic of Brandon and the boys might not suggest it, but back in 2004 The Killers were seriously glam. From Mr Flowers' enjoyment of pink jackets and eyeliner to the seriously cool video for Somebody Told Me, the band were 100% Las Vegas.
A concept album that fused George Orwell's 1984 book with Bowie's own love for glam music at the time, singles like Rebel Rebel and this track were the star at his sparkly best.
All about a photographer and how he talks his models into doing what he wants, Babybird's classic hit had that little bit of sleaze that goes hand in hand with glamour. It's also been used in ads for kids' medication, but that's a wee bit less glamorous.
Leopard print shirts, berets and blistering rock and roll. The Manics were glam from the get go, fusing their political manifestos with great punk tracks and some very interesting outfits.
The Devon trio didn't start out quite as glam and arena-conquering as they ended up, but man are they having fun now they've got the freedom to add some sparkle. Just check out those sunglasses!
Glamorous rock 'n' roll always touches on taboo subjects, none more so this infamous classic that was produced by Bowie. Even more glam was the tortured, black-eyed look that Lou wears on the Transformer album's cover image.
Both members of the Aussie electro group have background in visual design, hence the elaborate and ornate stage costumes they're rarely seen without.