You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)
|"You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)"|
|Single by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.|
|from the album I Hope We Get to Love in Time|
|B-side||"Fool For You"|
|Genre||Pop, soul, disco|
3:39 (7" version)
|Writer(s)||James Dean, John Glover|
|Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. singles chronology|
"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. The song also reached #6 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart and #7 on the UK Singles Chart. 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.
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- Geri Reischl and Barry Williams performed the song in a 1977 episode of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.
- In 1978, Ralph Carter and Janet Jackson performed the song in the Season 5 finale of the CBS sitcom Good Times. At the time, Carter and Jackson were 16 and 11 years old, respectively.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 338.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 19, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2008.
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002, Record Research Inc., 2004, ISBN 978-0898201550
- 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.
- "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- "Top Selling Singles of 1977 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1977-12-31. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- "Top 100 1977 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
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