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You’re My Star

“You’re My Star” is a pop rock[1] song by Welsh rock band Stereophonics from their greatest hits album, Decade in the Sun: Best of Stereophonics. It was released as the lead-single on 27 October 2008 with “Forever” as the B-side. It was produced by lead-singer and guitarist Kelly Jones along with Jim Lowe while written by the singer.[2] The song was written in a day and is a personal one to Jones, though he wouldn’t say what the song is really about, instead leaving it to listeners to make up their own theory; one critic declared however that the song is written about his daughters,[3] the statement has not been confirmed to be true. The single went on to become the band’s first one to not chart in the UK[a] and received a negative critic review.

We Share the Same Sun

“We Share the Same Sun” is a song by rock band Stereophonics. It is the opening track on their 2013 album Graffiti on the Train and was released as the album’s fourth single on 12 August 2013. The song was released as a 10″ vinyl format and Stereophonics have regularly played it as part of their set list. When Graffiti on the Train was released the song had a mixed to positive response and has been compared to “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac.

“We Share the Same Sun” is played at a tempo of 128 beats per minute.[1] The song runs for 3:44 on both the album and single.[2][3] It begins with an acoustic guitar playing E♭-D-Gm-F[4] for fifteen seconds until lead singer Kelly Jones begins his vocals.[3] Thirty seconds after Jones has started, electric guitar by Adam Zindani is abruptly introduced, along with bass and drums provided by Richard Jones and Javier Weyler, respectively.[3] The second verse is sung in the same melody as the first.[3] The second and last chorus is extended which includes Zindani singing to harmonise with Jones.[3][5] The bridge section has Zindani echoing Jones’ vocals, this is then followed by a guitar solo from Zindani.[3][6]
The guitar in the song was described as “bluesy” by Matthew Horton from the BBC.[7]

Violins and Tambourines

“Violins and Tambourines” is a song by Welsh rock band Stereophonics and the seventh track on their 2013 album Graffiti on the Train. It was written from the perspective of a troubled man seeking redemption. David Arnold assisted producers Kelly Jones and Jim Lowe in creating the orchestral arrangements. The song received positive reviews upon the album’s release, being called the band’s comeback track.

The lyrics of the song are a narration of a troubled man who is struggling with his inner demons.[3] The title references the lyrics of “The Last of the Unplucked Gems” by Canadian band The Tragically Hip, an important influence on Stereophonics. The song was released on Graffiti on the Train on 4 March 2013.[4] The orchestral arrangements were composed by David Arnold along with producers Kelly Jones and Jim Lowe.[2]

Vegas Two Times

“Vegas Two Times” is a song by Welsh rock band Stereophonics, featured on their 2001 third studio album Just Enough Education to Perform. Written by lead vocalist and guitarist Kelly Jones, the song was released as the fifth and final single from the album on 1 April 2002, reaching number 23 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

All songs written and composed by Kelly Jones; “Local Boy in the Photograph” co-composed by Richard Jones and Stuart Cable.

A Thousand Trees

“A Thousand Trees” is the third single by Welsh rock band Stereophonics. The song is taken from their debut album, Word Gets Around and was released in August 1997. It reached #22 on the UK Singles chart.

The catchy, anthemic opener is about a respected junior football coach who ruined his career through a lurid sexual encounter with a female student.[1]

The title and the lyric ‘It only takes one tree to make a thousand matches but only takes one match to burn a thousand trees’ came from the back of a box of England’s Glory matches.[2]

Superman (Stereophonics song)

“Superman” is a song by the Stereophonics. It is the first track on their album, Language. Sex. Violence. Other?.

The song was second single from the album and was released on 20 June 2005, peaking at #13 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is featured on the live CD/DVD, Live from Dakota at which they opened with Superman, like they have done in many gigs since the release of the track. It was also featured in the 5th season episode “Splinter” of the television series Smallville.

Step on My Old Size Nines

“Step on My Old Size Nines” is the third single from rock band the Stereophonics taken from their third album Just Enough Education to Perform. It was released in September 2001. It reached #16 in the UK charts.
The song is track 4 on the album. A live acoustic at Grand Opera House York is on the second “Step on My Old Size Nines” single.

Rewind (Stereophonics song)

“Rewind” is the fourth single from rock band the Stereophonics taken from their fifth album Language. Sex. Violence. Other?. It was released in November 2005. It reached number 17 in the UK charts.
The song is track 6 on Language. Sex. Violence. Other?.
The Music video picks up where the video for ‘Devil’ left off, with singer Kelly being let out of the trunk of his kidnappers’ car. It is revealed to be a set, and the car is simply driving along in front of a moving screen. Kelly then walks on a treadmill in a studio made up of sets from the previous videos of Dakota, Superman and Devil.

Pick a Part That’s New

“Pick a Part That’s New” is a song by Welsh rock band Stereophonics. It was released on 25 May 1999 as the third single from their second studio album Performance and Cocktails (1999). It reached number four in the UK Singles Chart.[1][2]

An acoustic version is found on CD2 of the “Pick a Part That’s New” singles.[citation needed] A live version from Morfa Stadium is available on CD2 of the I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio singles.[citation needed] The song also features as a soundtrack for the film Antitrust, when Milo Hoffman is recruited and brought to meet Garry Winston.

My Friends (Stereophonics song)

“My Friends” is a single released by Stereophonics from the album Pull the Pin. It was released on 10 December 2007, reaching #32 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] making it the lowest charting single by the band since “More Life in a Tramps Vest” reached #33 back in 1997.

“Gimme Shelter” is a cover version of the Rolling Stones song.

The video shows the band playing the song at a gig, including clips of the crowd wearing masks making them look like ghosts. The crowd was made up of fans who replied to an email from the band asking for extras. The first 100 replies were called and invited to attend. The location was kept a secret until the morning of the shoot. It was filmed in the underground carpark at Earls Court.

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