System Addict

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"System Addict"
Single by Five Star
from the album Luxury of Life
B-side "Pure Energy"
Released 26 December 1985
Format 7" single, 12" single
Genre Pop
Length 4:00
Label RCA, Tent
Writer(s) Billy Livsey, Gary Bell
Producer(s) Billy Livsey
Five Star singles chronology
"System Addict"
"Can't Wait Another Minute"

"System Addict" is a 1985 single by the British pop group Five Star. It was the group's first Top 10 hit, reaching #3 in 1986.[1] It is also their second biggest-selling single, being certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 200,000 copies.[2] It was the seventh and final UK single from their debut album Luxury of Life.

Track listing[edit]

7" Single: *

  1. "System Addict"
  2. "Pure Energy"

12" Single: PT40516

  1. "System Addict" (M&M Remix) *
  2. "System Addict" (Dub Remix)
  3. "Pure Energy"
  4. "Winning" (Extended Version)

Some copies of the 7" single were issued with a cassette (FSK 002) of 12" dub versions of "All Fall Down", "Love Take Over" and "System Addict".

* The M&M Remix of System Addict is an extra track on the 2010 remastered 'Luxury Of Life' CD album.


Chart (1986) Peak
Switzerland 7[3]
Germany 19[4]
Belgium 24[5]
New Zealand 25[6]
United Kingdom 3

System Addict 2005[edit]

"System Addict 2005"
Single by Five Star
Released 4 July 2005
Format CD single, Digital Download,
Genre Pop
Length 4:00
Label Tent, Buena Vista International
Producer(s) Ryan Tedder
Five Star singles chronology
System Addict 2005
The Slightest Touch 2005

"System Addict" was re-recorded, with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic producing, and remixed by Sleazesisters. This version was released in July 2005. The video to the remixed single was an updated version of the 1985 original version, with more graphics added to make it look like someone was on a computer "updating" the video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "System Addict" (Sleazesisters 2005 Mix)
  2. "System Addict" (Shanghai Surprise Mix)
  3. "Funktafied" (Re-Mixed by Leon Sylvers III)

Other uses[edit]

On the second season DVD of Ricky Gervais' Extras there is a hidden feature that shows Shaun Williamson and Steve Merchant performing an almost candid dance routine to "System Addict".[citation needed]