Shooting Stars (album)

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Shooting Stars
Shooting stars by Dollar.jpg
Studio album by Dollar
Released September 1979
Recorded 1978-1979
Genre Pop, MOR
Length 33:00
Label Carrere Records
Producer Christopher Neil
Dollar chronology
Shooting Stars
(1979)
The Paris Collection
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Smash Hits 6/10[1]

Shooting Stars is the debut album by the pop duo Dollar.[2]

Released in 1979, the album contained the duo's first three singles; "Shooting Star", "Who Were You With in the Moonlight" and "Love's Gotta Hold on Me". The album was released on Carrere Records and reached no.36 in the UK Albums Chart.[3] Five of the nine tracks were written by Dollar members David Van Day and Thereza Bazar, the album was produced by Christopher Neil.

Track "Love Street" was released as a single after the group had left the label. All of the tracks have been released on CD on various compilation albums.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "Overture" (Bazar / Van Day) (2:21)
  2. "Shooting Star" (Courtney) (3:48)
  3. "Tokyo" (Bazar / Van Day) (3:44)
  4. "Star Control" (Bazar / Van Day) (6:08)
Side Two
  1. "Who Were You With in the Moonlight" (Courtney) (4:02)
  2. "I Need Your Love" (Bazar / Van Day) (3:54)
  3. "Ring Ring" (Rainbow) (3:01)
  4. "Love's Gotta Hold on Me" (Bazar / Van Day) (3:30)
  5. "Love Street" (Bugatti / Musker) (2:42)

The Very Best of Dollar[edit]

The Very Best of Dollar
The very best of Dollar.jpg
Compilation album by Dollar
Released 2 April 1982
Recorded 1978-1979
Genre Pop, MOR
Length 36:00
Label Carrere Records
Producer Christopher Neil
Dollar chronology
The Paris Collection
(1980)
The Very Best of Dollar
(1982)
The Dollar Album
(1982)

Dollar left Carrere Records in early 1980 and signed to Warner Music Group where they went on to find even greater success. Eager to cash in on this, their original label re-released Shooting Stars as The Very Best of Dollar with a new cover and added track - their fourth and final hit with the label, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand". Another single, "Ring Ring" was released to coincide with the album, which clashed with Dollar's latest official single, "Give Me Back My Heart".[5][6] The album actually improved on its original chart performance, reaching no. 31, which was surprising considering that it featured none of Dollar's recent hits and received no promotion from the duo themselves.[7] The album was certified Silver by the BPI later in the year.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "Who Were You With in the Moonlight" (Courtney) (4:02)
  2. "I Need Your Love" (Bazar / Van Day) (3:54)
  3. "Ring Ring" (Rainbow) (3:01)
  4. "Love's Gotta Hold on Me" (Bazar / Van Day) (3:30)
  5. "Love Street" (Bugatti / Musker) (2:42)
Side Two
  1. "Overture" (Bazar / Van Day) (2:21)
  2. "Shooting Star" (Courtney) (3:48)
  3. "Tokyo" (Bazar / Van Day) (3:44)
  4. "Star Control" (Bazar / Van Day) (6:08)
  5. "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" (Lennon / McCartney) (3:00)

Chart performance[edit]

Release date Single title UK Chart position
[9]
November 1978 "Shooting Star" 14
March 1979 "Who Were You With in the Moonlight" 14
August 1979 "Love's Gotta Hold on Me" 4
November 1979 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 9
March 1980 "Love Street" -
March 1982 "Ring Ring" 61
Release date Album title UK Chart position
[9]
September 1979 Shooting Stars 36
April 1982 The Very Best of Dollar 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (Sept 6–19 1979): 25. 
  2. ^ "Dollar - Shooting Stars". Dollarsite.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Dollar - Shooting Stars". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Shooting Stars - The Dollar Collection: Dollar: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Dollar - Ring Ring". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Dollar - Give Me Back My Heart". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Dollar - The Very Best Of Dollar". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  8. ^ BPI - Certified awards - search Dollar
  9. ^ a b Official UK Charts - Dollar