Starry Eyed Surprise

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"Starry Eyed Surprise"
Starry Eyed Surprise.jpg
Single by Oakenfold featuring Shifty Shellshock
from the album Bunkka
ReleasedJuly 8, 2002
FormatCD single
Digital download
GenreElectronica, alternative hip hop
LabelMaverick
Songwriter(s)Seth Binzer
Andy Gray
Fred Neil
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold singles chronology
"Southern Sun"
(2002)
"Starry Eyed Surprise"
(2002)
"The Harder They Come"
(2003)

"Starry Eyed Surprise" is a song produced by Paul Oakenfold. It features vocals by Shifty Shellshock of Crazy Town. The song was released in July 2002 as the second single from Oakenfold's album Bunkka, reaching number six in the United Kingdom, number 19 in the Netherlands and New Zealand, number 21 in Ireland, and number 37 in Australia. It also reached the top 50 in Italy and the United States. It was later included on Shifty Shellshock's 2004 album "Happy Love Sick", and Oakenfold's 2007 album "Greatest Hits & Remixes, Vol. 1".

Content[edit]

The line "Freaky deaky, star speckles and pink butterflies", sung by Shifty Shellshock, is sung in a similar manner to that of his band's previous single, "Butterfly". The song also samples "Everybody's Talkin'" by Harry Nilsson.

Track listing[edit]

CD

  1. Starry Eyed Surprise (Single Edit)
  2. Starry Eyed Surprise (Josh Wink Re-interpretation)
  3. Starry Eyed Surprise (Oliverlieb Remix)
  4. Starry Eyed Surprise (Video)

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 37
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 21
Italy (FIMI)[4] 48
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 19
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 53
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 6
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[10] 5
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[11] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 41
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[12] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 125

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Oakenfold – Starry Eyed Surprise". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Oakenfold – Starry Eyed Surprise" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Starry Eyed Surprise". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Oakenfold – Starry Eyed Surprise". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 41, 2002" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Oakenfold – Starry Eyed Surprise" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Oakenfold – Starry Eyed Surprise". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b US Charts - Oakenfold
  13. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2002" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 25 November 2018.

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