stars are everywhere this season. i love it when the star prints pop up in shops. not as cutesy as hearts and infinitely more interesting than polka dots.
my favourite childhood dress was a little white rara dress with blue, red and yellow pastel stars. i haven’t found anything for my grown up wardrobe that was quite right but i live in hope. in the meantime i do have an old ollie and nic bag in green velvet with purple stars, which i love.
air – kelly watch the stars
i loved ‘moon safari’. if you can’t decide whether something sounds retro or futuristic, or both, that’s generally a good thing.
cheri – star struck
cheri were a moderately successful 80s girl band a la the mary jane girls and vanity 6.
china black – stars
like the lighthouse family, china black were always on the edge of sounding a bit worthy, a common affliction for brit soulsters.
con funk shun – she’s a star
very prolific but not a widely known as their peers such as kool and the gang and earth wind and fire…
earth wind and fire – star
…who had a penchant for singing about stars. this is lesser known than ‘shining star’ but i prefer it.
heatwave – star of the story
one word – royalties. ‘mind blowing decisions’, ‘boogie nights’ and ‘always and forever’ must have earned this lot a fair wad over the years.
index – starlight
early 80s boogie soul.
madonna – lucky star
perhaps the most starry sounding song about stars ever.
mariah carey - underneath the stars
think deep blue skies, wet green grass and twinkling yellow stars.
prince – baby i’m a star
golden era prince.
rah band – message from the stars
cute, slightly novelty band. you could get away with that kind of stuff in the 80s without being labelled completely shit.
simply red – stars
i loved this.
stevie wonder – another star
stevie didn’t venture into disco too often despite releasing quite a few albums in that era.
terri walker – star
another underrated uk r&b artist…