Moviestar (song)

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"Moviestar"
Single by Harpo
from the album Moviestar
A-side "Moviestar"
B-side "Teddy Love", "I Don't Know Why"
Released 1975
Format Gramophone record
Genre Pop, Schlager
Label EMI (Europe), DJM (UK)
Writer(s) Harpo
Not to be confused with Movie Star (song).

Moviestar is a popular 1975 song, written and performed by Swedish pop singer Harpo. The single was produced and arranged by Bengt Palmers. It reached number 1 in Sweden and Germany,[1] number 3 in Australia and number 24 in the UK.[2] A Swedish language version was also released in Sweden which went to number 1 on the Svensktoppen radio chart on 10 July 1976.

Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA was one of the backing vocalists singing the words "Moviestar, oh Moviestar, ooh".

The song was covered by the French-German duo Stereo Total on their 1995 release Oh Ah! and used on the soundtrack to the movie The Tao of Steve. The German synthpop band And One covered it on their 1997 album Nordhausen.

The song was used in car commercials on the Swedish TV Channel TV4 in 1996 and 1997.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The German chart positions are taken from Günter Ehnert (ed.): Hit Bilanz. Deutsche Chart Singles 1956-1980. Hamburg: Taurus Press 1990, p. 93
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 244. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.