Filmstar (song)

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"Filmstar"
Filmstar.jpg
Single by Suede
from the album Coming Up
B-side "Filmstar (original demo)"
Released August 11, 1997
Format CD, 7" vinyl
Recorded 1996
Genre Britpop, alternative rock
Length 3:25
Label Nude Records
Songwriter(s) Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
Producer(s) Ed Buller, Ian Caple
Suede singles chronology
"Lazy"
(1997)
"Filmstar"
(1997)
"Electricity"
(1999)
"Lazy"
(1997)
"Filmstar"
(1997)
"Electricity"
(1999)

"Filmstar" is the fifth and final single from the album Coming Up by Suede, released on August 11, 1997, on Nude Records. The single hit the top 10, peaking at number nine, thus making all five singles released from the album top ten hits.[1] The live songs on CD2 are performed with Neil Tennant. "Filmstar" was produced by Ed Buller, while "Graffiti Women" and "Duchess" were produced by Ian Caple.

The black & white video for the "Filmstar" was directed by Zowie Broach, and features the band in a typical live concert setting. The audience in this case were special invitees through the band's official fanclub, who were prominently featured in the video. Fan's who attended the shoot were treated to a short but free Suede concert as a reward for having to watch the band run through "Filmstar" multiple times, as is standard on video shoots.

Track listings[edit]

7" Vinyl
  1. "Filmstar" (Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes)
  2. "Filmstar (original demo)" (Anderson, Oakes)
CD1
  1. "Filmstar" (Anderson, Oakes)
  2. "Graffiti Women" (Anderson)
  3. "Duchess" (Anderson, Neil Codling)
CD2
  1. "Filmstar" (Anderson, Oakes)
  2. "Rent (live)" (Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe)
  3. "Saturday Night (live)" (Anderson, Oakes)

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