Stars (Roxette song)

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"Stars"
Single by Roxette
from the album Have a Nice Day
A-side "Stars"
B-side "Better Off On Her Own"
Released August 2, 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop, electropop, dance, house
Length 3:56 (Album version)
Label EMI
Writer(s) Per Gessle
Producer(s) Clarence Öfwerman
Certification Gold (Sweden)
Roxette singles chronology
"Anyone"
(1999)
"Stars"
(1999)
"Salvation"
(1999)

"Stars" is the third single from the Have a Nice Day album by the Swedish duo Roxette. The single was released in August 1999.

Song information[edit]

This song was originally a rock-driven track, but it made a complete change in the studio. "Stars" is an up-tempo song with dance and techno sound, which was a new direction for Roxette. Lead vocals were performed by Marie Fredriksson and in the chorus a children choir can be heard. Many remixes were made, including Almighty Radio Edit, which got airplay in most of radio stations. "Stars" was released as a maxi-CD with tracks like "Better Off On Her Own" and the demos of "I Was So Lucky" and "7Twenty7".

Song Success[edit]

In Europe, "Stars" became a hit single, hitting Top 10 in Finland and #13 in Sweden. In Germany it was the highest charting single from the Have A Nice Day album, peaking at #23. It was the last Roxette single to make the UK Top 75, but it charted quite low, at #56. The video, directed by Anton Corbijn, reached #19 on MTV's European Top 20.

Track listing[edit]

Promo

  1. "Stars" (Almighty 7" Radio Edit Fade Out) – 3.44
  2. "Stars" (Album Version) – 3.56

CD Single (cardsleeve)

  1. "Stars" (Almighty Single Version)
  2. "Better Off On Her Own"
  3. "Stars" (Album Version)

CD Maxi

  1. "Stars" (Almighty Single Remix)
  2. "Better Off On Her Own"
  3. "I Was So Lucky" (Tits & Ass demo, June 3, 1998)
  4. "7Twenty7" (Tits & Ass demo, Nov. 20 1997)
  5. "Stars" (Album Version)
  6. "Anyone" (Enhanced Video)

CD Maxi – Remixes

  1. "Stars" (Almighty 7" mix)
  2. "Stars" (Almighty 12" Definitive Mix)
  3. "Stars" (Almighty dub)
  4. "Stars" (Almighty Alternate 12")
  5. "Stars" (X-treme Extended Mix)

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