Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"More Stars On 45" by Stars on 45

Song#:  0757
Date:  09/26/1981
Debut:  76
Peak:  55
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Pop, Dance

Pop Bits:  With the #1 success of "Medley" by Stars on 45 and the associated album, there of course had to be a follow-up. The main section of the first LP was based on Beatles songs. For the second Stars on 45 album, "Stars on Long Play II," a chunk of the medleys were based on 60s and 70s hits, which helped to make up this single. There were also medleys of ABBA songs and the Supremes. The album was another hit in their home of the Netherlands (#4) and in the UK (#18), but it seemed like the US had had enough for the moment with the album not charting and this single not getting into the Top 50.

ReduxReview:  Ugh - all I could find was the 12" version of the single, so you will have to suffer through that to hear the tune. Again, once was enough. It was fun and interesting the first time around. Now it is just annoying. I mean, who wouldn't want a disco version of "The Sounds of Silence?"

ReduxRating:  3/10

Trivia:  ABBA was far more popular in Europe than the US, so the first single issued overseas from the LP was called "More Stars" and it consisted of a medley of ABBA tunes. It was another bit hit reaching #2 in the UK and #4 in the Netherlands.



  1. I hope that we are about done with Stars on 45. That one made me want to jam a pen in my ear.

    1. Sorry to disappoint you, but yeah, they will be back. There is a part III that will hit the Top 30 in 1982. But you'll have a while to recoup before that one comes up!