Good Morning Starshine

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"Good Morning Starshine"
Good Morning Starshine - Oliver.jpg
Single by Oliver
from the album Good Morning Starshine
B-side"Can't You See"
ReleasedMay 1969
Format7" single
GenrePop rock
Length3:39
LabelJubilee
Songwriter(s)James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot
Producer(s)Bob Crewe
Oliver singles chronology
"Good Morning Starshine"
(1969)
"Jean"
(1969)

"Good Morning Starshine" is a pop song from the musical Hair (1967). It was a No. 3 hit in the United States in July 1969 and a No. 6 hit in the United Kingdom in October 1969, for the singer Oliver.

The chorus makes extensive use of apparent nonsense words: "Glibby gloop gloopy, Nibby Nabby Noopy, La La La Lo Lo. Sabba Sibby Sabba, Nooby abba Nabba Le Le Lo Lo. Tooby ooby walla, nooby abba nabba, Early mornin' singin' song."[1]

History[edit]

"Good Morning Starshine" is a song from the second act of the musical, Hair (1967). The song is performed by the character Sheila, played Off-Broadway in 1967 by Jill O'Hara and by Lynn Kellogg in the original 1968 Broadway production. In the 1979 film version of the musical, Sheila is portrayed by Beverly D'Angelo.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

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Artists who have recorded the song[edit]

Artists who have performed/recorded the song live[edit]

Appearances in other media[edit]

  • Bob McGrath performed the song on Sesame Street on Episode #3, broadcast November 12, 1969.
  • An instrumental version was used as the theme to WEWS' The Alan Douglas Morning Exchange and The Morning Exchange from 1972 until the mid-1980s.
  • In 1977, the cast performed the song on an episode of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.
  • The Capitol Steps comedy group did a song parody, "Good Morning Starbucks".
  • In The Ren & Stimpy Show episode "Superstitious Stimpy" (1995), Stimpy uses the lyrics as an incantation to ward off evil on Tuesday the 17th.
  • In a 1996 episode of Wings, called "Life Could Be a Dream," Joe sings a couple lyrics during a fantasy sequence.
  • In the movie A Very Brady Sequel (1996), the villain, Trevor Thomas (played by Tim Matheson) (who posed as Roy Martin, Carol's first husband), ate psychoactive mushrooms in spaghetti that Alice cooked for him, and he daydreamed being in another world with this song.
  • In the Absolutely Fabulous episode "The Last Shout" (1996), the main character, Edina Monsoon, imagines this song being sung by dancing hippies.
  • In The Simpsons episode "The Springfield Files" (1997), the townspeople, Leonard Nimoy, Chewbacca, Dana Scully, and Fox Mulder all sing "Good Morning Starshine".[25]
  • Burger King used the song in an advertisement in the late 1990s.[citation needed]
  • In the movie The Dish (2000), the song was background music for the Thursday morning July 17, 1969 scene.
  • Lyrics from the song are sung in The Simpsons episode "Simpson Safari" (2001).
  • In the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), the character Willy Wonka welcomed the children with lyrics from "Good Morning Starshine".[26]
  • In the movie Connie and Carla, when the bar reopens as a dinner theater, Connie (Nia Vardalos) says the guys should enter from the back of the house on "Good Morning, Starshine". They enter, singing the opening verse of the song. (This does not appear in the soundtrack of the film that was released, however.)
  • In the television sitcom Family Ties, Steven Keaton (Michael Gross) sings some lyrics from the song through his puppets, "Fluffy" and "Marv" in the episode, "It's My Party, Part 2", which originally aired on August 13, 1987.
  • The song is featured in the ending of Maelström by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lyrics for "Good Morning Starshine" by Oliver". www.songfacts.com. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  2. ^ D'Angelo filmography from imdb.com Retrieved 02-08-09.
  3. ^ Go-Set National Top 40, 27 September 1969
  4. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1969-07-14. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1969-06-30. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Good Morning Starshine". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  9. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  10. ^ UK Official Chart Archive, 09.08.1969
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 468.
  12. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 76.
  13. ^ "RPM Top Singles of 1969". Library and Archives Canada. RPM. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1969/Top 100 Songs of 1969". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  15. ^ Top Records on 1969 (Based on Billboard Charts)", Billboard, December 27, 1969. pp. 16-17. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/Get Together with Andy Williams - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  17. ^ "Discogs: Mort Garson - Electronic Hair Pieces". Discogs.com. 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Kom nu" (in Swedish). Svensk mediedatabas. 1969. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  19. ^ "Svensktoppen" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 1969. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  20. ^ "Tiden går" (in Swedish). Svensk mediedatabas. 1971. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  21. ^ "Svensktoppen" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 1972. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  22. ^ "Stages - Elaine Paige". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  23. ^ "Känn en doft av kärleken" (in Swedish). Svensk mediedatabas. 2004. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  24. ^ "The Jennifers Music". Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  25. ^ Reid Harrison (Writer), Steven Dean Moore (Director) (1997-01-12). "The Springfield Files". The Simpsons. Season 8. Episode 163. FOX.
  26. ^ Johnny Depp (Willy Wonka), Tim Burton (Director) (2005-07-10). Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Motion picture). Warner Bros. Retrieved 2008-04-11. Willy Wonka: Good morning, starshine... the earth says hello!

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