You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)

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"You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)"
You Don't Have to Be a Star - Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.jpg
Single by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
from the album I Hope We Get to Love in Time
B-side"Fool For You"
ReleasedSeptember 1976
GenrePop, soul, disco
Length4:41
3:39 (7" version)
LabelABC Records
Songwriter(s)James Dean, John Glover
Producer(s)Don Davis
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. singles chronology
"I Hope We Get to Love on Time"
(1976)
"You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)"
(1976)
"Your Love"
(1977)

"You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)" is a song by the husband/wife duo of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., former members of the vocal group The 5th Dimension. Released from their album, I Hope We Get to Love in Time, it became a crossover success, spending six months on the charts and soaring to number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts during late 1976 and early 1977.[1] The song also reached #6 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart and #7 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] It would eventually be certified gold, selling over one million copies, and winning them a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1977.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 338.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 19, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ 19th Grammy Awards (1977) - Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
  4. ^ http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/image.aspx?Image=nlc008388.5149a&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca%2fobj%2f028020%2ff4%2fnlc008388.5149a.gif&Ecopy=nlc008388.5149a
  5. ^ http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/image.aspx?Image=nlc008388.5179&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca%2fobj%2f028020%2ff4%2fnlc008388.5179.gif&Ecopy=nlc008388.5179
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – You Don't Have to Be a Star". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002, Record Research Inc., 2004, ISBN 978-0898201550
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  9. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  10. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1977 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1977-12-31. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  11. ^ "Top 100 1977 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-07-18.

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