You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)
|"You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)"|
|Single by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.|
|from the album I Hope We Get to Love in Time|
|B-side||"Fool For You"|
|Genre||Pop, Soul, Disco|
3:39 (7" version)
|Writer(s)||James Dean, John Glover|
"You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)" is a song by the husband/wife duo of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., former members of the vocal group The 5th Dimension. Released from their album, I Hope We Get to Love in Time, it became a crossover success soaring to number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts during late 1976 and early 1977. The song also reached #6 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart and #7 on the UK Singles Chart. It would eventually be certified Gold, selling over one million singles, and win them a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The song features the final studio performance of bassist James Jamerson on a Billboard number one song.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||1|
|UK Singles Chart||7|
- Geri Reischl and Barry Williams performed the song in a 1977 episode of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.
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