Another Star

"Another Star" is a song written and performed by Stevie Wonder from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. It is the final track on side four of the double LP. Released as a single in 1977, it reached number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 29 Easy Listening,[1] number 18 on the Black Singles chart, and number 2 on the Dance/Disco chart,[citation needed] also reaching number 51 in Canada and number 29 in the UK.

"Another Star"
Another Star Single.jpeg
French single cover
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album Songs in the Key of Life
B-side"Creepin'"
Released1977
GenreR&B, Disco, Jazz
Length8:28 (album version)
5:17 (single edit)
LabelTamla
Songwriter(s)Stevie Wonder
Producer(s)Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"Sir Duke"
(1977)
"Another Star"
(1977)
"As"
(1977)

The song featured as the theme tune to the BBC's TV coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.[2] The flute player Bobbi Humphrey appears in the last section of the song. [3][dead link]

PersonnelEdit

Taken from album liner notes[4]

Cover versionsEdit

The song was covered by Kathy Sledge,[8] who released the song as a single.[9] Sledge's version peaked at number fifty-four on the UK Singles chart in 1995.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 261.
  2. ^ "Smashed Hits: Another Star". BBC News. 2014-06-07. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  3. ^ https://celebritiesbiography.com/stephanie-hamill-biography/
  4. ^ Songs in the Key of Life | Credits. AllMusic. Retrieved on October 27, 2019
  5. ^ https://www.songfacts.com/facts/stevie-wonder/another-star
  6. ^ https://www.songfacts.com/facts/stevie-wonder/another-star
  7. ^ https://celebritiesbiography.com/stephanie-hamill-biography
  8. ^ Kathy Sledge - Another Star. Discogs. Retrieved on October 27, 2019
  9. ^ › album › another-star-mw0000892927 Kathy Sledge - Another Star. AllMusic. Retrieved on October 27, 2019
  10. ^ Kathy Sledge | full Official Chart History. Official Chart Company. Retrieved on October 27, 2019

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