We Are All Made of Stars

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"We Are All Made of Stars"
We Are All Made of Stars.jpg
Single by Moby
from the album 18
B-side
  • "Landing"
  • "Soul to Love"
Released April 29, 2002
Format
Genre
Length
  • 4:32 (album version)
  • 3:38 (single version)
Label Mute
Songwriter(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Find My Baby"
(2000)
"We Are All Made of Stars"
(2002)
"Extreme Ways"
(2002)

"Find My Baby"
(2000)
"We Are All Made of Stars"
(2002)
"Extreme Ways"
(2002)
Audio sample

"We Are All Made of Stars" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released as the first single from his sixth studio album 18 on April 29, 2002. It reached number 11 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

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.

Background[edit]

"We Are All Made of Stars" was written by Moby in New York after the September 11 attacks to express a sense of hopefulness.[2] Moby has stated that the song was inspired by the song "Flowers" from the album Today by 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."[3]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, edited by David Blackburn and photographed by Brad Rushing, 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. Celebrities who make appearances in the video include Kato Kaelin, Verne Troyer, Corey Feldman, Todd Bridges, Gary Coleman, JC Chasez, Dave Navarro, Sean Bean, Dominique Swain, Ron Jeremy, Thora Birch, Tommy Lee, Molly Sims, Angelyne, The Toxic Avenger, Leelee Sobieski, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., and Robert Evans. 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.

The video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 23
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 50
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 4
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 2
Belgium Dance (Ultratop)[8] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[9] 14
France (SNEP)[10] 40
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 60
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 20
Italy (FIMI)[13] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 54
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 37
Norway (VG-lista)[16] 13
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 45
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 11
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[20] 9
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[21] 32
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[22] 22
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[23] 19
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[23]
DJ Tiësto, Timo Maas, and Bob Sinclair mixes
13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Moby - We are all made of stars (Live at Glastonbury 06.29.2003)". Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  3. ^ Goodman, Abbey (11 March 2002). "Moby Cavorts With Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges In New Video". MTV. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ultratop Dance – 08/06/2002" (in Dutch). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars". Tracklisten. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Chart Track: Week 18, 2002". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  13. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars". Top Digital Download. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars". VG-lista. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars". Singles Top 100. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Moby – We Are All Made of Stars". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  20. ^ "Moby Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  21. ^ "Moby Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  22. ^ "Moby Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  23. ^ a b "Moby Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 25, 2018.

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