Boy Meets Girl

COVER vs ORIGINAL: ‘Waiting For A Star To Fall’

The song, “Waiting For A Star To Fall”, was originally released in 1988 by Boy Meets Girl.

“Waiting For A Star To Fall” was written in 1988 by husband and wife duo George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam (who had written Whitney Houston’s 1987 number one “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”) under the title of Boy Meets Girl. It was used in the film ‘Three Men And A Little Lady’ and reached No.5 in the US that Summer. The single was released in the UK in late December and reached No.9 in January 1989.

…but, it could of been very different…

How about Belinda Carlisle‘s ACTUAL original recording of the song before George and Shannon released it themselves…?

Two dance versions of the song were released in 2005. The first by the group Cabin Crew who retitled the song “Star To Fall” and reached No.4 in the UK.

The second by the group Sunset Strippers who called their version “Falling Stars” and went one place more to No.3 in the UK.

That same year, DJ and producer Mylo released his single “In My Arms” which sampled “Waiting For A Star To Fall” as well as Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes”, which made No.13 in the UK (how many stars can fall in one year?!).

But which is best? BOY MEETS GIRL’s original, BELINDA’s could-of-been, or CABIN CREW, SUNSET STRIPPERS or MYLO’s dance versions?

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