Label: Carrere - 67.756,Carrere - 67756 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Electronic • Style: Disco
What began as a bootleg white label 12" single called "Lets Do It in the 80s Great Hits," which was a medley of Beatles oldies plus a few other hits, turned eventually into a full album and topped the charts for five weeks in the early summer of Stars on 45 was the brainchild of Jaap Eggermontthe Dutch record Tu Me Quittes - Johnny Hallyday - Johnny, Reviens !
Les Rocks Les Plus Terribles N6 who was tasked with creating a legal, official version of "Lets Do It in the 80s" and in order to achieve this, he hired a series of session musicians and soundalikes including Bas Muys as the voice of John LennonHans Vermeulen as George Harrisonand Okkie Hyusdens as Paul McCartney and a linking tag line for the project, "the Stars on 45 keep on turning in your mind" sung by Jody Piper.
These had no linking theme apart from the fact they were all tracks from the pre- Beatles era including "Lucille," "Bird Dog," "Runaway," Taxman - Stars On 45 / Long Tall Ernie And The Shakers - Stars On 45 Long Play Album It Up," "Nutrocker," and "At the Hop," but even this theme was spoiled by the track "Wooly Bully" from right in the middle of the second medley.
Stars on 45 by its very nature was a singles rather than an album project, and the album sold extremely well mainly due to being released at the perfect moment in history when medleys virtually took over the charts, and the specific Beatles tracks set to an underlying disco beat were suddenly hip to dance to in the clubs. Starsound would have a few more single hits but would never again repeat the success on album.
Rock Around the Clock. Stars on Jailhouse Rock. Love Me Tender. Where the Boys Are. Blowin' in the Wind. Bob Dylan. The Sound of Silence. Paul Simon. Drive My Car. Hey Jude. Foxey Lady. Somebody to Love. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag. Macho Man. Whip It. Blowin' in the Wind Bob Dylan. The Sound of Silence Paul Simon.
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