Stars (Simply Red song)

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Single by Simply Red
from the album Stars
Released 18 November 1991 (Europe)
January 1992 (North America)
Format CD
7" single
12" maxi
Recorded 1991
Genre Pop rock, Blue-eyed soul
Length 4:08
Label EastWest Records America
Writer(s) Mick Hucknall
Producer(s) Stewart Levine
Simply Red singles chronology
"Something Got Me Started"
"For Your Babies"
Stars track listing
"Something Got Me Started"
"Thrill Me"

Stars is a single by the band Simply Red. "Stars" was originally released in the 1991 album of the same name. The single reached #8 in the United Kingdom and was successful in some other countries in Europe, but did not reach the Top 40 in the United States, unlike Simply Red's previous single "Something Got Me Started". However, the song did reach number eight in the US Adult Contemporary chart.

Both songs were featured on Simply Red's 1996 compilation album Greatest Hits.

The song featured Mick Hucknall, Tim Kellett, Gota, Heitor TP, Shaun Ward and Fritz Mcintyre.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  1. "Stars" (4:11)
  2. "Ramblin' on My Mind" (2:11)
  3. "Stars" (Comprende Mix) (6:40)
  4. "Something Got Me Started" (Hurley's House Mix) (5:56)
  1. "Stars" (4:08)
  2. "Stars" (PM-ized Mix) (4:12)
  1. "Stars" (Comprende Mix) (6:40)
  2. "Stars" (PM-ized Mix) (4:12)
  3. "Ramblin' on My Mind" (2:11)
  4. "Something Got Me Started" (Hurley's House Mix) (5:56)

Music Video[edit]

The video to Stars features Hucknall wandering around a desert surrounded by large gold stars with close ups of him and a woman.


Olivia Ong, Singaporean bossa nova singer recorded a cover in 2010.


Chart (1991–1992)[1][2][3][4] Peak
Australian Singles Chart 29
Austrian Singles Chart 18
Canadian Singles Chart 17
Dutch Singles Chart 15
French Singles Chart 24
German Singles Chart 19
Irish Singles Chart 13
Italian Singles Chart 11
Swedish Singles Chart 32
Swiss Singles Chart 11
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100 44
US Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 8


  1. ^ "Stars", in various Singles Chart (Retrieved February 18, 2008)
  2. ^ Irish Single Chart (Retrieved February 18, 2008)
  3. ^ UK Singles Chart (Retrieved February 18, 2008)
  4. ^ Billboard (Retrieved February 18, 2008)

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