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Stars On 45 (known in some countries as Starsound) was a Dutch pop act, briefly very popular in the U.K., Europe and the U.S. in the early 1980s.

The project consisted of studio session musicians under the direction of Jaap eggermont, who was drummer of The Golden Earrings (the sixties incarnation of Golden Earring in the latter half of the 1960s.

Stars On 45 popularised the medley by recreating hit songs as faithfully as possible and stringing them together with a common tempo and relentless underlying drum track. The point was to provide a danceable disco record using familiar tunes.

The first such release, Stars On 45 Medley, featuring songs from The Beatles, went to #1 in the U.S. and #2 in the U.K. Several follow-up records also proved highly succesful. Another release featured medleys using ABBA and Motown material, while a third featured medleys of The Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder.

Trivia: one of their releases continues to hold the record for a #1 single with the longest name on the U.S. Billboard charts, due to the legalities requiring each song title be listed: Intro/Venus/Sugar Sugar/No Reply/I’ll Be Back/Drive My Car/Do You Want to Know a Secret/We Can Work It Out/I Should Have Known Better/You’re Going to Lose That Girl/Stars on 45.

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  • Overture1383

    Oh, Yes!!! :))

    1 Aug 12:38pm Reply
  • HoweverFarAway_

    It's so bad, but good at the same time xD Although most of the good was in the intro song ;P

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Cazxiro

    The intro of "Stars on 45" was always my favourite part so I'm loving these new remixes. XD

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Hardley_Surton

    the olav bosaski remix of stars on 45 is like the new barbra streisand, i shall be rocking this tune for 2011 baby!

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • wesleyjefferson

    love it...

    26 Aug 2010 Reply
  • absinthecity

    Love it so much! My Dad used to put this on the record player when I had parties as a kid.

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • RecycleOrDie

    Hehe, this will never grow old. Great mixes of the best songs :) Love the clapping!

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • maryflurrins

    DADDY:D hahahahaha

    17 Nov 2009 Reply
  • nice1980

    клёво!!!

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • martinbizarro

    So bad, but I can't tear myself away.

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ANAZEN2008

    DISCO is a great music, it brings you life, joy, happiness, people enjoy listening this kind of music and it's so fashion right now. They can dance all nigth long ! DISCO's not deat; DISCO is alive again.

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Duke_Of_Disco

    Great mix of ancient oldie and disco!!!

    25 Oct 2008 Reply
  • BCThunderthud

    I was kinda wondering why Jive Bunny wasn't tops on the Similar Artists but I figure no one listens to Jive Bunny more than once. Nice to see Luv in there though; Shoes Off, Boots On!

    6 Aug 2008 Reply
  • markbnl

    Stars on 45 Rox0rs...back off condra :-)

    4 Aug 2008 Reply
  • condra

    These crazy fuckers paved the way for Jive Bunny, and later, Girl Talk. So we need a time machine to go back and kill them.

    22 Jul 2008 Reply
  • topl

    brings back memories...still to decide if thats good or bad!!

    22 Dec 2007 Reply

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