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Song of the day for June 20, 2024

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Beatles Medley by Stars on 45 is today’s featured song.

On this date in 1981 Stars on 45 went to No.1 on the US singles chart, a medley of Beatles songs set to a disco beat. It was the start of a flood of ‘Stars On’ hits including Stars on¬†Stevie Wonder, punk songs, Status Quo and Chas & Dave. Many of the Stars on 45 songs were played at high school dances or even at weddings over the years.

According to Wikipedia Stars on 45 was a Dutch novelty pop act that was successful in Europe, the United States, and Australia in the early 1980s. The group later shortened its name to Stars On in the U.S., while in the United Kingdom and Ireland it was known as Starsound (or Star Sound). The band, which consisted solely of studio session musicians under the direction of Jaap Eggermont, formerly of Golden Earring, recorded medley recordings made by recreating hit songs as faithfully as possible and joining them together with a common tempo and underlying drum track.

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