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Moviestar (song)

"Moviestar" is a popular 1975 song, written and performed by Swedish pop singer Harpo. The single was produced and arranged by Bengt Palmers. It reached number 1 in Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland and Germany, number 3 in Australia, number 9 in New Zealand, number 13 in Ireland and number 24 in the UK. A Swedish language version was also released in Sweden which went to number 1 on the Svensktoppen radio chart on 10 July 1976.

Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA was one of the backing vocalists singing the words "Moviestar, oh Moviestar, ooh".

  • The song was covered by the French-German duo Stereo Total on their 1995 release Oh Ah! and used on the soundtrack to the romantic comedy movie The Tao of Steve (2000).
  • The German synthpop band And One covered it on their 1997 album Nordhausen.
  • In 1984 the Spanish singer Miguel Gallardo made a new adaptation. He called the song "Tu Amante o Tu Enemigo". The lyrics have nothing to do with the original in English but retain the melody.
  • The song was used in Nissan commercials on the Swedish TV Channel TV4 in 1996 and 1997.
Moviestar (Stereophonics song)

"Moviestar" is a single by Stereophonics. A demo version of the song was released online in 2003 via the band's official website in a section called "The Place", where people would send a mobile phone text message (costing £1) to receive an access code to download the song in mp3 format. Due to high popularity and demand, the song was then fully mastered and finalized and released as a single in February 2004. "Moviestar" was then included on a re-issue of the band's 2003 album You Gotta Go There to Come Back. It was the first Stereophonics single released following the sacking of drummer Stuart Cable. The single peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart.