BABY I'M A STAR

Live 23 Feb 1985 version


Ah-oh, ah-oh, ah-oh, ah-oh
Ah-oh, ah-oh, ah-oh, ah oh
Ah-oh, ah-oh
Ah-oh, ah-oh
Ah-oh, ah-oh
Awww!

Ah-oh!

Hey, look me over, tell me do you like what you see
Hey, I ain't got no money, but honey I'm rich on personality
Hey, check it all out, baby I know what it's all about
Hey, ???, whoa!

Baby I'm a (star)
Yeah, might not know it now, baby but I are, I'm a (star)
Whoa whoa, yeah, I don't want to stop 'til I reach the top, sing it (we are all stars)

Everybody say, nothing come too easy
But when you got it baby, nothing come too hard
You'll see (what I'm all about), see (what I'm all about)
(Baby, baby, baby, baby)

Yeah whoa!
Might not know it now, baby but I are, I'm a (star)
Whoa whoa, yeah, I don't want to stop 'til I reach the top, sing it (we are all stars)

Baby, baby, baby, baby I'm a (star)
???, baby, baby, baby, somebody (we are all stars)
Aw

[Spoken:] Do you want some more? Do you want some more? Do you want some more? Ah we're in L.A. and I can see you're not going to be satisfied until we get sleazy ???. ???!

???
???

Woof, woof woof, woof woof
Woof, woof woof, woof
[Spoken:] Any dogs I the house, sing. I know you're nasty, ???. We don't know.
We are young, we're not old, and we are funky
???, ???, ???
Sing it again
We are young, we're not old, and we are funky

[Spoken:] Bruce, you wanna play some?

[Bruce Springsteen guitar solo]

[Spoken:]
Do I need to ???
???
???, baby, baby, baby
I better stop ???


[Spoken:]
I better stop my ???
Ed, blow the horn
Ed, blow the horn
Ed, blow the horn, one time
Ed, ???
Shake your tambourine, Susie
Sake it, rock ???
Eddie, blow
??? coming up, G
I don't like this, I don't like it
Try B, B-flat, now
???
B-flat


[Long instrumental]

Party up, got to party up
Party up, got to party up, you sing
Party up, got to party up, whoa!
Party up, got to party up, you gotta sing it louder
Party up, got to party up, you gotta sing it louder
Party up, got to party up, you gotta sing it louder
Party up, got to party up, you gotta sing it louder
Party up, got to party up, everybody B-flat
Whoa hoo hoo
Everybody sing now
Party up, got to party up, sing!

[Instrumental]

[Spoken:] You guys get out of here, ya'll. No no no, we got to get of here.
We're back indeed, we're back indeed, we're back indeed, good call!


[Instrumental]

[Spoken outro:] Thank you, good night!


Info

BABY I'M A STAR is a song originally released by Prince And The Revolution in 1984. See the original Prince And The Revolution version for more details.

Live 23 Feb 1985 version

The above lyrics are for the live 23 Feb 1985 performance of BABY I'M A STAR at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, during a Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain Tour concert. The song featured guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen on guitar and Madonna on tambourine. It clocked at over 18 minutes and a half and included snippets from BODYHEAT and PARTYUP. The parts in bold were sung by the crowd.

Ticket stub for the 23 Feb 1985 show at The Forum, Inglewood, CA
Ticket stub for the 23 Feb 1985 show at The Forum, Inglewood, CA
(Taken from Unused Prince Tickets)

Springsteen and Prince

Bruce Springsteen and Prince, along with Michael Jackson, dominated the pop music scene in the summer of 1984. They sold records at multi-platinum levels and shared time at the top of the charts. DANCING IN THE DARK, Springsteen's biggest hit to date, peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and it kept that position for four weeks (June-July 1984). The single was kept out from reaching the number one position initially by Duran Duran's THE REFLEX, and then for three more weeks by Prince And The Revolution's WHEN DOVES CRY. Born In The U.S.A., Springsteen's most commercially successful album and one of the highest-selling records ever, peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and it kept that position for four weeks (July 1984), only to be knocked off the fifth week by Prince And The Revolution's Purple Rain, which spent 24 consecutive weeks at #1.

The only time Bruce Springsteen and Prince shared the stage was during a 23 Feb 1985 Price concert at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, when Springsteen joined Prince onstage on BABY I'M A STAR. On 23 Apr 2016, Bruce Springsteen opened his show with PURPLE RAIN as a tribute to Prince who passed away two days earlier.

Live History

BABY I'M A STAR was performed off-tour on 23 Feb 1985 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, during a guest appearance with Prince.

  1. 23 Feb 1985 at The Forum, Inglewood, CA

Request

Some sources have reported that Bruce Springsteen and Madonna remained onstage for the last two songs of the show, AMERICA and PURPLE RAIN. If you have any additional information about the performance, or if you can help correct or complete the above lyrics, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of BABY I'M A STAR on this website:

BABY I'M A STAR [Live 23 Feb 1985 version]
BABY I'M A STAR [Original Prince And The Revolution version]

Page last updated: 23 Apr 2016