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"
Released September 1976
Genre Pop, soul, disco
Length 4:41
3:39 (7" version)
Label ABC Records
Writer(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)"
(1977)
"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.

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Preceded by
"Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
January 8, 1977 (one week)
Succeeded by
"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" by Leo Sayer
Preceded by
"Love Ballad" by L.T.D.
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
November 20, 1976 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Dazz" by Brick