Star Baby

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"Star Baby"
Star Baby - The Guess Who 45 RPM cover sheath.jpg
Single by The Guess Who
from the album Road Food
B-side "Musicione"
Released February 1974
Format 7" single
Recorded 1973
Genre Rock, power pop
Length 2:42
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Burton Cummings
Producer(s) Jack Richardson
The Guess Who singles chronology
"Glamour Boy"
(1973)
"Star Baby"
(1974)
"Clap for the Wolfman"
(1974)
"Glamour Boy"
(1973)
'Star Baby'
(1974)
"Clap for the Wolfman"
(1974)

"Star Baby" is a 1974 hit song by The Guess Who. It was written by Burton Cummings who also provided the lead vocals. It is classified in the genre of Power pop and was included on the group's LP entitled, Road Food as well as The Guess Who – Greatest Hits in 1999 and The Guess Who - Anthology in 2003. The band performed the song on the Midnight Special television program on December 14, 1973.[1]

"Star Baby" reached number 39 on the US Billboard Hot 100[2] and number 30 on Cash Box.[3]

In Canada, the song spent three weeks at number 9.[4] The song is ranked as the 92nd biggest Canadian hit of 1974.[5]

Although The Guess Who had a dozen higher-charting songs in the US, "Star Baby" remained on the chart longer than any of their other hits. It stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 weeks, which was 4 weeks longer than their number one hit "American Woman".[6]

The song received significant airplay on Chicago radio superstation WLS,[7] as well as on its competing station, WCFL.[8]

Television performance[edit]

The Guess Who performed "Star Baby" on The Midnight Special television program (season 2, episode 29) on March 29, 1973. The group hosted the show that week.[9]

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