Stars (Simply Red song)

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Single by Simply Red
from the album Stars
Released 18 November 1991 (Europe)
January 1992 (North America)
Format CD, 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded 1991
Genre Pop rock, Blue-eyed soul
Length 4:08
Label EastWest Records America
Writer(s) Mick Hucknall
Producer(s) Stewart Levine
Simply Red singles chronology
"Something Got Me Started"
"For Your Babies"
Stars track listing
"Something Got Me Started"
"Thrill Me"

"Stars" is a single by the band Simply Red. "Stars" was originally released in the 1991 album of the same name. The single reached number 8 in the United Kingdom and was successful in some other countries in Europe, but did not reach the Top 40 in the United States, unlike Simply Red's previous single "Something Got Me Started". However, the song did reach number eight in the US Adult Contemporary chart.

Both songs were featured on Simply Red's 1996 compilation album Greatest Hits.


Formats and track listings[edit]

CD single[edit]

  1. "Stars" – 4:11
  2. "Ramblin' on My Mind" – 2:11
  3. "Stars" (Comprende Mix) – 6:40
  4. "Something Got Me Started" (Hurley's House Mix) – 5:56

7" single[edit]

  1. "Stars" – 4:08
  2. "Stars" (PM-ized Mix) – 4:12

12" maxi[edit]

  1. "Stars" (Comprende Mix) – 6:40
  2. "Stars" (PM-ized Mix) – 4:12
  3. "Ramblin' on My Mind" – 2:11
  4. "Something Got Me Started" (Hurley's House Mix) – 5:56

Music video[edit]

The video to "Stars" features Hucknall wandering around a desert surrounded by large gold stars with close-ups of him and a woman.


Olivia Ong, Singaporean bossa nova singer recorded a cover in 2010. It also appears on the 2016 album 'The Boy, The Rocket and the World' by Alistair Griffin.

In November 2016, Olly Murs performed a cover of the song on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2.

Japanese group Kokua included a Japanese version of the song written by lead singer Shikao Suga on their 1st official album "Progress" out on sale June 1st, 2016. [1]


Chart (1991–92)[2][3][4][5] Peak
Australian Singles Chart 29
Austrian Singles Chart 18
Canadian Singles Chart 17
Dutch Singles Chart 15
French Singles Chart 24
German Singles Chart 19
Irish Singles Chart 13
Italian Singles Chart 11
Swedish Singles Chart 32
Swiss Singles Chart 11
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 44
US Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 8


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Stars", in various Singles Chart (Retrieved 18 February 2008)
  3. ^ Irish Single Chart (Retrieved 18 February 2008)
  4. ^ UK Singles Chart (Retrieved 18 February 2008)
  5. ^ Billboard (Retrieved 18 February 2008)
  6. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]

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