Leon Russell Helped Sibling Superstars
Major League Baseball finally filled in the blank, having named a replacement city for its annual All-Star game. Commissioner Rob Manfred had decided to move the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta, due to Georgia's recent controversial voting laws.
Denver has been awarded the game, thereby filling in the blank as to where it would be played. The state of Colorado, glad to be the choice to be host, will undoubtedly be seeing a lot of stars during the week of July 12.
Speaking of stars as well as blanks, here are twenty songs with two word titles ending with the word “Star.” One of them, a classic from the Nineties, is actually about the All-Star.
1. Shining Star by Earth, Wind and Fire
Several years before disco took over, EWF offered their unique blend of funk and R&B with this first hit.
2. Highway Star by Deep Purple
Machine Head will forever be associated with “Smoke on the Water,” but other offerings like “Space Truckin'” and this one should not be overlooked.
3. Shooting Star by Bad Company
Johnny began the song as a schoolboy who was inspired to play guitar by “Love Me Do,” only to die by his own hand as a one-hit wonder.
4. Midnight Star by Weird Al Yankovic
Somewhere between “Eat It” and “I Lost on Jeopardy” and “”Rye or the Kaiser,” fans can enjoy this original on the Weird Al in 3D album.
5. Dark Star by Crosby, Stills and Nash
“May the memory of the evening be the first thing that you think of when you open up your eyes to see me” comprises the sweet chorus of this single, the opener from the trio's second self-titled record.
6. Dead Star by Muse
This A-Side was released to promote Hullabaloo Soundtrack, the 2002 compilation album.
7. Cowboy Star by Ambrosia
“Humpback brahmas,” “pretty cow mamas,” and “sawdust floor saloons” are just three of the images bassist Joe Puerta paints in this gold nugget from Somewhere I've Never Traveled.
8. Little Star by Bob Welch
While it would have been an interesting cover for Alex Chilton's band Big Star, the former Fleetwood Mac front man makes it fit in on his second album Three Hearts.
9. All Star by Smashmouth
Between “Walking on the Sun” and a successful cover of the Monkees “I'm a Believer,” the Nineties rock outfit hit a home run with this single.
10. Falling Star by Perry Como
The crooner has enjoyed many hits, such as “And I Love You So” and “Hot Diggety”, but this classic is the one most associated with Como.
11. Pop Star by Okkervil River
Wil Sheff took a catchy jab at the music machinery on this highlight from the Stand Ins, which really served as a breakthrough for the indie band.
12. Rock Star by Nickelback
“Photograph” was by far the most well-known, but the album All the Right Reasons offered this classic as well as half a dozen other singles.
13. Super Star by the Carpenters
Leon Russell penned it, but it was the beautiful voice of Karen Carpenter that took the song to the Top Ten.
14. North Star by U2
Originally recorded during the sessions for How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, Bono and buddies later included it on several compilations.
15. Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
No longer a wild and crazy guy, Martin turned to music and scored a hit with this title track.
16. Flaming Star by Elvis Presley
Barbara Eden before she became Jeannie co-starred with the King in this film, which shares a title with its most famous song.
17. Black Star by David Bowie
This title track was released just days before the Ziggy Stardust-Major Tom creator passed away, a few hours after in birthday in 2016.
18. Blue Star by Willie Nelson
What other color would you expect from the star who made “Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain?”
19. Lone Star by the Front Bottoms
Talon of the Hawk is the home of this memorable track, which suggests a 437 dollar abortion.
20. Child Star by T. Rex
Many Marc Bolan albums had lengthy titles, and this track represents the one called My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair. . . But Now They're Content To Wear Their Stars on Their Brows.