Je suis un rock star

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"(Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star"
Single by Bill Wyman
from the album Bill Wyman
B-side "Rio de Janeiro"
Released 1981
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1980
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:21
7:24 (12" long extended)
Label A&M
Writer(s) Bill Wyman
Producer(s) Chris Kimsey, Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman singles chronology
"Apache Woman"
(1976)
"(Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star"
(1981)
"A New Fashion"
(1982)

"(Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star" was a solo hit for Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones in 1981. It was placed on his eponymous album of the same year, through A&M Records.[1]

Wyman originally recorded the song as a demo for Ian Dury. He was happy to hand it over to someone else because at that juncture he did not want to make solo records. The problem was that no-one would play it to Dury and it would not be played to other artists because they all thought Wyman should do it himself, so he reluctantly cut the track himself, using an accent he later described as "Cockney French".[2]

The song's highest chart position in the UK was at #14,[3] and it spent nine weeks in total in the Top 40.[4]

Tracklist[edit]

A-Side
  1. "(Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star" - 3:22
B-Side
  1. "Rio De Janeiro" - 3:50

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://stones7.com/s7/html/lantern/solo_bw.php - retrieved 23 April 2012
  2. ^ The Rolling Stones - Off The Record by Mark Paytress, Omnibus Press, 2005, page 302. ISBN 1-84449-641-4
  3. ^ http://britishchartsingles.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/si-si-je-suis-un-rock-star-bill-wyman.html - retrieved 23 April 2012
  4. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=9302 - retrieved 23 April 2012