Listen to Rod Stewart’s ‘Maggie May’ from Love & Death Ep 7 as protesters are outside the courthouse

The final episode of the HBO Max mini series Love & Death featured several superb tracks I have to admit I had not listened to in years.

Songs like Rod Stewart’s ‘Maggie May‘, which was played on Love & Death, Episode 7, “Ssssshh” as the court trial is getting ready to start and protesters are outside the courthouse protesting against Candy.

Rod Stewart’s ‘Maggie May‘ was first released by the British pop and rock singer back in 1971 as the flip side of lead single ‘Reason to Believe‘.

Both songs were from his third studio album Every Picture Tells a Story, although it was ‘Maggie May‘ that went on to become one of Stewart’s most well-known and most iconic songs.

The track ranked at #1 on the UK Singles chart at the time, as well as on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cash Box Top 100.

It also hit the top spot on music charts in Australia and Canada.

According to rock history, ‘Maggie May was written by Stewart and was about a boy having sex with an older woman. Something the singer admitted was based on his own life experiences.

Maggie May’ went on to be named as one of the best songs of all time on critic lists like that of Rolling Stone magazine, despite the track being quickly recorded by the musician in just two takes.

Listen to Rod Stewart’s ‘Maggie May‘ as heard on Love & Death on Spotify down below, and on the video.

The entire season of Love & Death can now be streamed on HBO Max.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.