Star (Erasure song)

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Single by Erasure
from the album Wild!
B-side "Dreamlike State"
Released May 21, 1990
Format 12", 7", cassette, CD
Recorded 1989
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:53
Label Mute (UK)
Sire (U.S.)
Writer(s) Vince Clarke, Andy Bell
Producer(s) Gareth Jones, Mark Saunders, Erasure
Erasure singles chronology
"Blue Savannah"

"Star" is a song by Erasure, released in 1990 as the fourth European (and third American) single from the group's fourth studio album Wild!.

A straightforward dance music track with disco elements, "Star" was written by Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, its lyrical content clearly referencing nuclear war; Erasure's own form of protest song. When released as a single, the track was remixed slightly for radio, bringing acoustic guitar elements and various background vocal parts forward in the mix.

The last single released from Wild!, "Star" became Erasure's twelfth consecutive Top 20 hit on the UK singles chart, peaking at number eleven, and in Germany it peaked at number twenty-three. In the United States, "Star" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, although it became a popular club hit, climbing to number four on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

Track listings[edit]

7" single (MUTE111) / Cassette Single (CMUTE111)[edit]

  1. "Star"
  2. "Dreamlike State"

12" single (12MUTE111)[edit]

  1. "Star" (Trafalmadore Mix)
  2. "Star" (Single Mix)
  3. "Dreamlike State" (The 12 Hour Technicolor Mix)

Limited 12" single (L12MUTE111)[edit]

  1. "Star" (Interstellar Mix)
  2. "Star" (Soul Mix)
  3. "Dreamlike State" (The 24 Hour Technicolor Mix)

CD single (LCDMUTE111)[edit]

  1. "Star" (Single Mix)
  2. "Dreamlike State"
  3. "Star" (Trafalmadore Mix)
  4. "Star" (Soul Mix)

U.S. cassette single (Sire 9 19837-4)[edit]

  1. "Star"
  2. "Dreamlike State"

U.S. CD maxi-single (21558-2)[edit]

  1. "Star" (Single Mix)
  2. "Star" (Trafalmadore Mix)
  3. "Star" (Interstellar Mix)
  4. "Dreamlike State" (The 24 Hour Technicolor Mix)
  5. "Star" (Soul Mix)
  • Also released on 12" vinyl (Sire 92-15580) and cassette (Sire 21558-4), minus "Star" (Single Mix).

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
German Singles Chart[1] 33 11
Irish Singles Chart[2] 11 5
UK Singles Chart[3] 11 7
US Dance/Club Play Singles[4] 4 10
US Hot Dance Music Sales[5] 4


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