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July 1, 2010 2:58 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for songs. Very specific songs. Synth-pop songs, with female vocalists, that are related (tangentially) to the word "stars."

Here's what I have so far:

Higher Than The Stars - Pains of Being Pure At Heart
any number of Stars songs
Sudden Stars - Stereolab
Paris - Aeroplane ft. Au Revoir Simone
Clap (See The Stars) - Myrmidons
posted by Michael Pemulis to Media & Arts (28 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Stars - Au Revoir Simone
posted by Sticherbeast at 3:00 PM on July 1, 2010

freezepop, "plastic stars"
freezepop, "starlight"
posted by radiosilents at 3:02 PM on July 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

also, "kelly watch the stars" by Air is kind of androgynous-sounding.
posted by radiosilents at 3:04 PM on July 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Say It's Over
posted by The World Famous at 3:04 PM on July 1, 2010

Starstruck by Santogold
posted by Paragon at 3:05 PM on July 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

also, hilariously, Paris Hilton, "Stars are Blind"
posted by radiosilents at 3:05 PM on July 1, 2010

Dubstar - Stars
posted by Master Gunner at 3:06 PM on July 1, 2010 [2 favorites]

Stars Above Us by St. Etienne (this is one of my all-time favorite songs ever)
Stars by Dubstar (the remixes are much better and peppier!)
posted by Admiral Haddock at 3:06 PM on July 1, 2010

Nine Circles - Twinkling Stars
posted by mykescipark at 3:16 PM on July 1, 2010

Rah Band - Messages From The Stars
Escort - Starlight
Madonna - Lucky Star
Jimmy Roma - Beyond The Galaxy
Gregg Diamond - Starcruiser
Cheri - Star Struck
Golden Filter - Stardust
Risque - Starlight
Stephanie Mills - Starlight
Human League - The Stars Are Going Out
Portishead - Wandering Star
Cover Girls (orig Rose Royce) - Wishing On A Star

Could give you hundreds of space-disco tracks as well
posted by stachemaster at 3:28 PM on July 1, 2010

Chicane - Hiding all the Stars

Cosmic Culture - Northern Star

Musetta - Red Star (Bruce Aisher's Rainbow Road Remix)

Brother Brown ft Frankie - Star Catching Girl

Desiderio - Starlight

DJ Air - Riding a Star

Charly Lownoise Ft. Mental Theo - Stars
posted by cosmicbandito at 3:38 PM on July 1, 2010

Goldfrapp, Pilots
posted by cirripede at 3:42 PM on July 1, 2010

I kind of despise synthpop, but there's always Ben Watt & Stimming's standout tech house track from earlier this year, "Bright Star," which featured Julia Biel on vocal. Great stuff. Don't know if "electronica with female vocal" meets precisely what you're hoping for, though.
posted by koeselitz at 3:44 PM on July 1, 2010

also, although the main vocal is male, it's falsetto, the hook is sung by females, and it's a synthpop classic:
The Buggles- Video Killed the Radio Star
posted by cosmicbandito at 3:47 PM on July 1, 2010

Movie Star -- Róisín Murphy
posted by rollick at 3:56 PM on July 1, 2010

"All the Stars" by Leona Naess is a good one.
posted by brina at 4:07 PM on July 1, 2010

Esthero - Country Livin'
The chorus of that song popped into my head when I read your question.
posted by wondermouse at 4:21 PM on July 1, 2010

Shiny Toy Guns' version of Major Tom might fit, though it's more space than stars.
posted by 6550 at 4:40 PM on July 1, 2010

I Am The World Trade Center - "Silent Film Stars"
Kylie Minogue - "Stars"
Sally Shapiro - "Looking At The Stars"
posted by clcapps at 4:49 PM on July 1, 2010

Starseeds - "Starman."

And if you are willing to be very tangential, just about anything else by the Starseeds, for that matter.
posted by googly at 7:21 PM on July 1, 2010

Beth Orton - Stars All Seem To Weep
Stereolab - The Stars Our Destination

And while not at all synthpoppy, I'll mention The XX's 'Stars'.
posted by boombot at 8:59 PM on July 1, 2010

Au Revoir Simone - Stars
Universal Hall Pass - Solar/Lunar

Both excellent songs, too!
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 9:33 PM on July 1, 2010

Mistral - Starship 109 Synths! Flamenco! Summerhit in 1978 and still a great song and the clip...
posted by ouke at 12:45 AM on July 2, 2010

Genki Rockets - Heavenly Star
posted by sputgop at 1:46 AM on July 2, 2010

Starry Eyed – Ellie Goulding
posted by quin at 8:38 AM on July 2, 2010

Starkey- Stars (Feat. Anneka)
Halou- The Ratio of Freckles to Stars
Elysian Fields- Star

(It's probably stretching it to call all of these synthpop.)
posted by null14 at 11:35 AM on July 2, 2010

Very tangentially- You Don't Have a Clue by Royksopp ("If I am the sky, then you are my star").
posted by Dr-Baa at 1:58 PM on July 2, 2010

Thanks all! Killed the hipster party ( + the video star)
posted by Michael Pemulis at 11:24 AM on October 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

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