Wouldnit (I'm a Star)

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"Wouldnit"
Song by Yoko Ono from the album Rising
Released 18 January 1996
Genre Rock
Length 3:02
Label Capitol
Writer Yoko Ono
Producer Yoko Ono and Rob Stevens
"Wouldnit "swing""
Song by Yoko Ono from the album Blueprint for a Sunrise
Released 9 November 2001
Genre Rock, experimental music
Length 2:38
Label Capitol
Writer Yoko Ono
Producer Yoko Ono and Rob Stevens
"Wouldnit (I'm a Star)"
Single by Yoko Ono
Released 2010
Format Digital download
Genre Jazz, Dance
Label Mind Train, Twisted Records
Writer(s) Yoko Ono
Producer(s) Yoko Ono, Rob Stevens
Yoko Ono singles chronology
"Give Me Something"
(2010)
"Wouldnit (I'm a Star)"
(2010)
"Move on Fast"
(2011)

"Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" is a song by Yoko Ono, originally released in 1996 on the album Rising. A remix of the song appeared on Ono's 2001 album Blueprint for a Sunrise.

Background[edit]

Yoko Ono stated in an interview that the song was inspired by her childhood when her pianist father put her into musical training at the age of two and a half years old, but also the first song she wrote, called "Jiyu-Gakuen".[1]

Critical reception[edit]

David Fricke, in his review of Rising for Rolling Stone, stated, "The plain-spoken shiver with which she renders the episodes of rape, murder and child abuse in the bone-dry reggae stroll 'Wouldnit' suggests the dark intimacy of a frightened young girl's secret diary."[2] Dominique Leone of Pitchfork Media opined that the version that appeared on Blueprint for a Sunrise is "merely awkward. Ono drops lines [...] over a cocktail lounge groove destined for Hell's karaoke bars."[3] Rolling Stone's David Fricke described the Blueprint for a Sunrise version as a "creepy jazz-funk remake."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[5]
  1. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Dave Audé Radio Mix) – 3:57
  2. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Dave Audé Club Mix) – 7:04
  3. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Emjae Club Mix) – 4:48
  4. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix) – 6:57
  5. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Richard Morel Vocal Mix) – 8:53
  6. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Rob Rives Back 2 the Factory Mix) – 7:21
  7. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (DTM Main Mix) – 6:23
  8. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Timmy Loop's Electric Club Remix) – 6:51
  9. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (M-Deep Club) – 5:15
  • Digital download (Dub Mixes)[6]
  1. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Dave Audé Dub Mix) – 5:59
  2. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Richard Morel Dub Mix) – 7:41
  3. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Emjae Dub) – 6:31
  4. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Ralphi Rosario Dub Mix) – 6:57
  5. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Rob Rives Back 2 The Factory Instrumental) – 7:21
  6. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Yiannis 'I'm a Star, Get It' Vocal Dub) – 7:45
  7. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (Yiannis 'I'm a Star, Get It' Instrumental) – 7:45
  8. "Wouldnit (I'm a Star)" (DTM Dub) – 6:53

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[7] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[8] 50

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yoko. Ono.". The Dumbing of America. 6 December 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Fricke, David (30 November 1995). "Rising by Yoko Ono". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Leone, Dominique (25 October 2001). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Yoko Ono: Blueprint for a Sunrise". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Fricke, David (30 October 2001). "Blueprint For A Sunrise by Yoko Ono". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Wouldnit (I'm a Star) – Single by Yoko Ono". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Wouldnit (I'm a Star) [Dub Mixes] – Single by Yoko Ono". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Yoko Ono Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Yoko Ono. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Dance Club Songs, Best of 2010, 41-50". Retrieved 18 April 2014.