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Good Morning Starshine

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B-side  "Can't You See"
Format  7" single
Length  3:39
Released  May 1969
Genre  Pop rock
Label  Jubilee

"Good Morning Starshine" is a pop song from the musical Hair (1967). It was a No. 3 hit in the United States in July 1969 and a No. 6 hit in the United Kingdom in October 1969, for the singer Oliver.

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History

"Good Morning Starshine" is a song from the second act of the musical, Hair (1967). The song is performed by the character Sheila, played Off-Broadway in 1967 by Jill O'Hara and by Lynn Kellogg in the original 1968 Broadway production. In the 1979 film version of the musical, Sheila is portrayed by Beverly D'Angelo.

Artists who have recorded covers of the song

  • Andy Williams with the Osmond Brothers, Get Together with Andy Williams (1969)
  • Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Rhythm of the Rain (1969)
  • Strawberry Alarm Clock, Good Morning Starshine (1969)
  • Chris Clark, CC Rides Again (1969)
  • Björn Skifs (1969, as "God morgon stjärnljus") scoring a Svensktoppen hit for two weeks.
  • Sahlee Quizon, daughter of Dolphy and Engracia (Gracia) Dominguez, under Vicor Records (1970)
  • Hugo Montenegro, Colours of Love (1970)
  • Roger Whittaker, The Last Farewell (1971)
  • Lars Lönndahl (1971, as "God morgon stjärnljus") scoring a 1972 Svensktoppen hit for two weeks.
  • Elaine Paige, Stages (1983)
  • Sarah Brightman, As I Came of Age (1990)
  • Sharon, Lois & Bram, Let's Dance! (1995)
  • Anna-Lotta Larsson (2004, as "God morgon stjärnljus")
  • Serena Ryder, If Your Memory Serves You Well (2006)
  • Artists who have performed/recorded the song live

  • Diana Ross and The Supremes on The Hollywood Palace (1969)
  • Bob McGrath on Sesame Street (1969)
  • Danielle White, on American Juniors (2007)
  • Appearances in other media

  • An instrumental version was used as the theme to WEWS' The Alan Douglas Morning Exchange and The Morning Exchange from 1972 until the mid-1980s.
  • In 1977, the cast performed the song on an episode of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.
  • In The Ren & Stimpy Show episode "Superstitious Stimpy" (1995), Stimpy uses the lyrics as an incantation to ward off evil on Tuesday the 17th.
  • In a 1996 episode of Wings, Joe sings a couple lyrics during a fantasy sequence.
  • In the movie A Very Brady Sequel (1996), the villain, Trevor Thomas (played by Tim Matheson) (who posed as Roy Martin, Carol's first husband), ate psychoactive mushrooms in spaghetti that Alice cooked for him, and he daydreamed being in another world with this song.
  • In the Absolutely Fabulous episode "The Last Shout (1996), the main character, Edina Monsoon, imagines this song being sung by dancing hippies.
  • In The Simpsons episode "The Springfield Files" (1997), the townspeople, Leonard Nimoy, Chewbacca, Dana Scully, and Fox Mulder all sing "Good Morning Starshine".
  • Burger King used the song in an advertisement in the late 1990s.
  • In the film The Dish (2000), the song was background music for the Thursday morning July 17, 1969 scene.
  • Lyrics from the song are sung in the The Simpsons episode "Simpson Safari" (2001).
  • In the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), the character Willy Wonka welcomed the children with lyrics from "Good Morning Starshine".
  • In the movie Connie and Carla, when the bar reopens as a dinner theater, Connie (Nia Vardalos) says the guys should enter from the back of the house on "Good Morning, Starshine". They enter, singing the opening verse of the song. (This does not appear in the soundtrack of the film that was released, however.)
  • In the television sitcom Family Ties, Steven Keaton (Michael Gross) sings some lyrics from the song through his puppets, "Fluffy" and "Marv" in the episode, "It's My Party, Part 2", which originally aired on August 13, 1987.
  • The song is featured in the ending of Maelström by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve
  • References

    Good Morning Starshine Wikipedia


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