|"I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper"|
|Single by Sarah Brightman |
and Hot Gossip
|B-side||"Do, Do, Do"|
|Genre||Pop, disco, space disco|
4:19 (long version)
|Songwriter(s)||Jeff Calvert, Geraint Hughes|
"I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper", sometimes cited as "(I Lost My Heart to A) Starship Trooper", is a 1978 single written by Jeff Calvert and Geraint Hughes of Typically Tropical and performed by Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip. It was the debut of the 18-year-old singer, and reached number six in the UK Singles Chart.
The song is a lightweight space disco track that cashed in on the media hype surrounding the original Star Wars film. The lyrics include the lines "And evil Darth Vader he's been banished to Mars" and "Or are you like a droid, devoid of emotion". Other science fiction references include: "I lost my heart to a starship trooper", "Flash Gordon's left me, he's gone to the stars", "What my body needs is close encounter three", "Static on the comm – it's Starfleet Command" and "Fighting for the Federation"
In 1997 Brightman rerecorded the song, with producer Frank Peterson, and released it as a single to coincide with the film Starship Troopers. Although the single carried artwork from the film, the song itself was not in the film.
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||50|
|UK Singles (OCC)||6|
|West Germany (Official German Charts)||26|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||500,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.