Stargazer (song)

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(For the Rainbow song with the same name, see Stargazer (Rainbow song))

"Stargazer"
Single by Siouxsie and the Banshees
from the album The Rapture
B-side "Hang Me High", "Black Sun"
Released 1995
Format 7" single, CD single 1, CD single 2
Recorded 1995
Genre Alternative rock
Label Polydor Records
Writer(s) Siouxsie and the Banshees
Producer(s) Siouxsie and the Banshees
Siouxsie and the Banshees singles chronology
"O Baby"
(1995)
"Stargazer"
(1995)

"Stargazer" is a song written, produced and recorded by English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was released as the second single from the band's 11th studio album The Rapture.

This song was the only song from The Rapture to be included on The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees; however the Mark Saunders Mix was used on the album, rather than the album version. The original version was used in the music video for the song, which features on the DVD in the deluxe edition of the album.

To date it is the final single released from the band.[1]

The track is an up-tempo, guitar-driven pop tune. It was slightly remixed for its single release, bringing the guitar elements further forward in the mix. Club remixes were produced by Juno Reactor. Lyrically the song casts Siouxsie Sioux as a dreamer who looks up at the stars and wishes for a better life and to "escape this straitjacket of constraint".

"Stargazer" did not chart in the United States. It peaked at number 64 in the UK singles chart. Shortly after the release of this single, Siouxsie and the Banshees disbanded, leaving Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie to direct their priorities to their side-project The Creatures.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7" single

  1. "Stargazer"
  2. "Hang Me High"
  • also released on cassette

UK cd single 1 (Glitter sleeve - limited edition fold out digipak)

  1. "Stargazer"
  2. "Hang Me High"
  3. "Black Sun"

UK cd single 2

  1. "Stargazer"
  2. "Stargazer" (Mambo Sun Mix)°
  3. "Stargazer" (Planet Queen Mix)°
  4. "Stargazer" (Mark Saunders Mix)

° (Mixed by Juno Reactor)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
U.K. Singles Chart 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Paytress (2003). Siouxsie & the Banshees: The Authorised Biography. Sanctuary. ISBN 1-86074-375-7.