We Are All Made of Stars
|"We Are All Made of Stars"|
|Single by Moby|
|from the album 18|
|B-side||"Landing", "Soul To Love"|
|Released||April 29, 2002|
|Length||4:32 (album version)
3:38 (single version)
|Moby singles chronology|
"We Are All Made of Stars" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, released as the first single from his 2002 studio album 18. It was the most popular song on the album, reaching number 11 in the UK Singles Chart.
The song was also featured on the 2008 album Songs for Tibet an initiative to support Tibet, Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, and to underline the human rights situation in Tibet. The album was issued on August 5 via iTunes and on August 19 in music stores around the world.
The song was written in New York after the September 11 attacks to express a sense of hopefulness. Moby has stated that the song was inspired by the song "Flowers" from the album Today by the American alternative rock band Galaxie 500, as well as quantum physics in that "On a basic quantum level, all the matter in the universe is essentially made up of stardust."
The song's music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, edited by David Blackburn and photographed by Brad Rushing winning the MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, points out the excesses of the typical "Hollywood" lifestyle, showing celebrities in seedy environments, while Moby, an outsider to that world, is portrayed as a spaceman. Both Moby and the celebrities lip-sync to the song. The atmosphere of the video was inspired by photographs by Philip-Lorca diCorcia. The theme and some of the imagery also derives from the 1968 film and novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey, particularly the Star Child motif ("We are all stars") and Moby's appearance throughout much of the film wearing a space suit.
Celebrities in the video include:
- Kato Kaelin
- Verne Troyer
- Corey Feldman
- Todd Bridges
- Gary Coleman
- J.C. Chasez
- Dave Navarro
- Sean Bean
- Dominique Swain
- Ron Jeremy
- Thora Birch
- Tommy Lee
- Molly Sims
- Ritchie Blackmore
- The Toxic Avenger
- Leelee Sobieski
- Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.
- Robert Evans
- CDMUTE268 (UK)
- "We Are All Made of Stars (Single Version)" – 3:38
- "Landing" – 3:35
- "Soul to Love" - 4:28
- LCDMUTE268 (UK)
- "We Are All Made of Stars (Downtempo)"
- "We Are All Made of Stars (DJ Tiësto's Full Vocal Mix)"
- "We Are All Made of Stars (Timo Maas Dub Mix)"
- 12MUTE268 (UK)
- "We Are All Made Of Stars (Timo Maas Dub Mix)"
- "We Are All Made Of Stars (Bob Sinclar Main Vocal Mix)"
- "We Are All Made Of Stars (DJ Tiësto's Edited Dub)"
|French Singles Chart||40|
|German Singles Chart||60|
|Polish Singles Chart||10|
|UK Singles Chart||11|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||19|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||22|
- "Moby | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Moby - We are all made of stars (Live at Glastonbury 06.29.2003)". Retrieved 25 September 2012.
- Abbey Goodman (11 March 2002). "Moby Cavorts With Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges In New Video". MTV. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
- "Polish Singles Chart |".