Maggie May

Maggie May by Rod Stewart was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, October 9, 1971 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song was inspired by the woman who deflowered Stewart when he was 16. In the January 2007 issue of Q magazine, Stewart said: "'Maggie May' was more or less a true story, about the first woman I had sex with, at the Beaulieu Jazz Festival." The name "Maggie May" does not occur in the song; Rod borrowed the title from "Maggie Mae," a Liverpool folk song about a Lime Street prostitute which the Beatles included on their Let It Be album. Stewart liked the play on words the title created, sometimes introducing the song by saying, "This is 'Maggie May' - sometimes she did, sometimes she didn't."

Maggie May FAQs

Who sang Maggie May?

Maggie May was performed by Rod Stewart

What year did Maggie May get to the UK number 1 spot?

Maggie May first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, October 9, 1971

How long was Maggie May at number 1 in the UK?

Maggie May spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.