” Stars Are Blind ” is by Paris Hilton ( Paris Whitney Hilton ), the American singer and socialite.
The song was written by Fernando Garibay, Sheppard Solomon and Ralph McCarthy, with production by Fernando Garibay and additional production by Sheppard Solomon.
The song was taken from her first 2006 album, Paris, released on the Warner Bros ( Warner Music Group ) record label.
The single takes the form of a mid-tempo reggae style with fusions of R&B and club. Paris described the song as ” some reggae, some rock, a real mix of club, cool, happy music. ” Music critics liked the debut song from Paris and gave positive reviews, ” a breezy track” was the response from AllMusic’s Stephen Thomas Erlewine.
Another critic, Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly likened it to ” a summery island groove ” and Ernest Baker from Complex thought it was Paris Hilton’s ” greatest contribution to society “.
The record buying public also warmed to the song, ” Stars Are Blind ” entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States at number eighteen making it the highest debuting song in 2006.
Paris had previously entered the Bubbling Under Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number two, which was the equivalent to a chart place of 102 on the Billboard Top 100.
The song was also a hit outside of the United States. Paris enjoyed Top Ten places in Europe including Austria, Denmark, Italy and Germany.
In the United Kingdom, ” Stars Are Blind ” charted on the 5th of August 2006 and reached number five on the UK Singles Chart, it spent two weeks in the Top Ten and a total of ten weeks on the chart there.
If the tune sounds familiar, then that could be because of the 1970 song by Lord Creator called ” Kingston Town “. The British reggae group, UB40, also had a number four UK hit with a cover version in 1989.
In June 2007 Paris was the subject of legal action by Sparta Florida Music Group, the copyright owners of the 1970 original.
They took legal action with a £250,000 writ in the High Court London England, claiming a breach of their copyright.
Some have said that it was UB40 that took legal action, this is wrong, and the group pointed out on their website they had nothing to do with the lawsuit.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 18
UK Highest Chart Position: 5
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 7, Austria (Austria Top 40) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 18, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 28, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 6, Denmark (Tracklisten) 5, Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 5, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 6, France (SNEP) 34, Germany (Official German Charts) 7, Hungary (Single Top 40) 1, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 7, Italy (FIMI) 5, Ireland (IRMA) 4, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 12, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 20, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 12, Norway (VG-lista) 6, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 3, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 5
Official Website: Parishilton.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/parishilton
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/ParisHilton
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