We Can Work It Out - Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 (Vinyl)
More Stars Stars On Stars On Stevie Stars On The Clubhits Stars On De Top nieuwsbrief ontvangen? Wachtwoord vergeten? Heb je nog geen Top account? The female vocalist in the chorus was session singer Jody Pijper and later recordings also featured uncredited vocals by Dutch s star Albert West and Arnie Treffers of rock revival band Long Tall Ernie and the Shakers.
The specific drumloop heard on most Stars on 45 recordings is often referred to as the "clap track", due to its prominent and steady handclaps. The first such release was a 12" single, issued in the aftermath of the so called anti-disco backlashand was released on the at the time minor label CNR Records in the Netherlands in December The single was simply entitled "Stars on 45" by Stars on 45, with no credits on the label or the cover as to who actually sang on the recording.
When Dutch radio stations began playing the four minute, eight track Beatles segment of the medley, placed in the middle of the original 12" mix, an edited 7" single with the Beatles part preceded by "Venus" and The We Can Work It Out - Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 (Vinyl) ' "Sugar Sugar" was released and hit the 1 spot of the Dutch singles charts in February Shortly thereafter Eggermont created the first Stars on 45 album, Long Play Albumissued with an equally anonymous album cover and featuring a minute side-long medley of Beatles titles.
The track list for the 7" edit of the "Stars on 45 Medley" in the US was the names of all the songs that make up the medley as it appears on the actual record label see image at left :. This single with its word title continues to hold the record for a 1 single with the longest name on the Billboard charts, due to the legalities requiring each song title be listed. The "Stars on 45 Medley" single was later awarded a platinum disc for one million copies sold in the US alone. A second Beatles medley went to 67 on the US charts.
The recordings of the Stars on 45 medleys were also made before the advent of modern synthesizers with the possibility of sampling sounds. Consequently, for We Can Work It Out - Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 (Vinyl) recreation of tracks like the themes from "Star Wars" and "The War of the Worlds", included in the "Star Wars and Other Hits" medley on Longplay - Album II and released as the third European single under the title " Volume III ", a full symphony orchestra was used, including stringsbrasswoodwindharpsichordorchestral percussion like timpani etc.
In late Eggermont and Martin Duiser were awarded the Conamus Export Prize in the Netherlands in recognition of their contributions to Dutch culture and economy.
It also reached 14 in the UK where it was called "Stars Medley" - confusingly exactly the same title as the third album in the British Isles and Australasia. There was a touring company also called Stars on 45 that promoted their albums, although not using the same studio session musicians as on the record.
The albums were released under the moniker of Stars on 45 Presents the Star Sisters. Later European-only releases included Stars on Frankie released We Can Work It Out - Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 (Vinyl) and some ten years later Stars on The Club Hitsthe latter however not produced by Eggermont. A CD compilation with the slightly misleading title Stars on 45 - 16 Memories From the Golden Days of Vinylreleased by the K-Tel label inincludes no recordings by Stars on 45 whatsoever but merely a selection of various s and s hits.
In both mixes, only the original intro and chorus of the Stars on 45 singles were sampled. They did not contain any hits or sample of existing hits. The commercial success of the first "Stars On 45" single started a medley craze in We Can Work It Out - Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 (Vinyl) years of We Can Work It Out - Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 (Vinyl), andwith a multitude of similar, more or less anonymous studio productions being released by both minor and major record labels in both Continental Europe and the U.
The non-stop disco medley format was by no means a new phenomenon, however; inthe Ritchie Family had scored their biggest U. Almost a year before the release of the "Stars On 45", a similar medley was produced by three South Florida men by taking the original Beatles recordings, editing them into a sequence, and then overdubbing identical drum and bass parts. The medley had first been recorded and released in the U. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recorded several albums as well as singles called Hooked on Classicsthe first of which was released inwhile Larry Elgart and his Manhattan Swing Orchestra recorded a series of Hooked on Swing tracks.
The rock band Squeeze recorded a medley of their own classic hits, calling it "Squabs on Forty Fab", and releasing it as the B-side to their single " Labelled With Love.
Entitled "Stars Over 45", the song featured a selection of traditional London songs. British punk band Tenpole Tudor also parodied the concept with "Tenpole 45", the B-side of their single "Wunderbar". In late Germany-based Caribbean disco band Boney M. Hits - Boney M. The medley, ranging in length from five to thirteen minutes depending on the format, was issued both as an A- and B-side 7" and 12" single in certain territories to promote their albums Boonoonoonoos and Christmas Album.
Five years later producer Frank Farian took the megamix format one step further and released a full-length album called The Best of 10 Years - 32 Superhits. In the spring ofthe Beatles hit the charts with their own medley. They peaked at 10 in the UK sales charts and 12 on the Billboard Hot with " The Beatles Movie Medley ," highlighting their hits from the various motion pictures they appeared in throughout their popularity.
Hot chart. No Reply A. I'll Be Back A. Drive My Car A. A Hard Day's Night A. Nowhere Man A. Sherry A. Cathy's Clown A. Only The Lonely A. Lady Bump A. Jimmy Mack A. Rainy Day A. Itsibitsie Teenie Weenie A. Stars On Long Play Album 1 pressages en base Acheter neuf. Ticket To Ride A. The Word A.
Eleanor Rigby A. Every Little Thing A. Get Back A. Eight Days A Week A. It Won't Be Long A. Daytripper A. Wait A. Good Day Sunshine A. My Sweet Lord A. Here Comes The Sun A. Taxman A. Things We Said Today A. If I Fell A. You Can't Do That A. Please Please Me A.
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