I'm in Love with a German Film Star

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"I'm in Love with a German Film Star"
Single by The Passions
from the album Thirty Thousand Feet Over China
B-side "(Don't Talk To Me) I'm Shy"
Released 1981
Format 7-inch
Genre New wave, post-punk
Label Polydor
Writer(s) The Passions
Producer(s) Peter Wilson
The Passions singles chronology
"Swimmer"
(1980)
"I'm in Love with a German Film Star"
(1981)
"Skin Deep"
(1981)

"I'm in Love with a German Film Star" is a song by the British post-punk band The Passions. It was released as a single in 1981 and reached number 25 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] It was the band's only single to reach the charts. Sam Taylor-Wood recorded a cover version which was released a single in 2008. It has also been covered by Foo Fighters, Kish Mauve, Sunscreem, Dubstar and Chris Whitley.

Cover versions[edit]

Linoleum covered the song on their second album and also released it as a single in 2000 on the Fierce Panda label.[2]

The American rock band Foo Fighters covered "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" as the B-side to their 2005 single "Best of You". The British electronic duo Kish Mauve recorded a version for the B-side of their 2006 single "Modern Love". It was also recorded by the American singer-songwriter Chris Whitley for his 2006 album Reiter In.

"I'm in Love with a German Film Star" was also covered by the British artist and film-maker Sam Taylor-Wood, who released it as a single on 20 October 2008 through the German Kompakt label.[3] It was produced by Pet Shop Boys, who also contributed a full length "Symphonic Mix". Other remixes were provided by Gui Boratto, Mark Reeder and Jürgen Paape. The single reached number one of the UK Dance Singles Charts in November 2008.[citation needed]

On 12 April 2010, the band Dubstar released a cover version of the song for an Amnesty International project. The track appears on the Peace compilation available via download.

Track listings[edit]

The Passions[edit]

All tracks written by The Passions.

7-inch single (POSP 222)
  1. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star"
  2. "(Don't Talk To Me) I'm Shy"

Linoleum[edit]

7-inch single (NING 093)
  1. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star"
  2. "Sirens"

Sam Taylor-Wood[edit]

7-inch single (KOMPAKT POP 13/7)
  1. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (Original Radio Edit)
  2. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (Mark Reeder's Rundfunk Mix)
12-inch single (KOMPAKT POP 13) and download
  1. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (Gui Boratto Mix)
  2. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (PSB Symphonic Mix)
  3. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (Mark Reeder's Stuck in the 80's Mix)
  4. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (Jürgen Paape Mix)
CD single (KOMPAKT POP MAXI CD 3)
  1. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (Original Radio Edit)
  2. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (PSB Symphonic Mix)
  3. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (PSB Symphonic Instrumental Mix)
  4. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (Mark Reeder's Stuck in the 80's Mix)
  5. "I'm in Love with a German Film Star" (Gui Boratto Mix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passions: Top 75 Releases". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved on 29 April 2010.
  2. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 837
  3. ^ "Kompakt press release". Petshopboys.co.uk (20 September 2008). Retrieved on 29 April 2010.

External links[edit]

The Passions
Sam Taylor-Wood