Starchild (song)

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Level 42 - Starchild.jpg
Single by Level 42
from the album Level 42
B-side"Foundation and Empire Part 1"
Format7", 12"
GenreJazz-funk, new wave
Songwriter(s)Wally Badarou / Mark King / Phil Gould
Producer(s)Mike Vernon
Level 42 singles chronology
"Turn It On"
"Are You Hearing (What I Hear)?"

"Starchild" is a song written by Wally Badarou, Mark King and Phil Gould. It was released in 1981 as part of the British pop band Level 42's debut studio album. The song was released as single in the same year. It peaked at #57 on the UK Singles Chart and entered the American Club Play Singles chart at #60. It was Level 42's fifth single and was the band's first song to enter the Club Play Singles. It was also sampled for the remix of The Bucketheads' "Time and Space".

The single has been released in six countries beyond the United Kingdom, including Ireland, the United States and Germany.[1] In 2001, it was re-released by the label Peppermint Jam Records in the United Kingdom and Germany.


Chart (1981) Peak
UK (Official Charts Company)[2] 47


  1. ^ The Definitive Online Level 42 Collectors Resource: Media
  2. ^ "LEVEL 42 | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2017-05-21.