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Boy Meets Girl is an American pop-music duo con-sisting of music duo consisting of keyboardist and vocalist George Merrill and singer Shannon Rubicam. They are perhaps best known for their hit song ‘Waiting for a Star to Fall’ and for writing two number one hits ‘How Will I Know’ and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ performed by Whitney Houston.
The group released their second album, Reel Life, which featured the single ‘Waiting for a Star to Fall’ in 1988. With this selection, after years of writing and composing songs for other artists, the duo earned mainstream success in their own right. In the United States, ‘Waiting For a Star to Fall’ peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 . The song reached #9 in the UK and was also a top ten Australian hit in April 1989. It was featured in the movie Three Men and a Little Lady.
Reportedly, the song was inspired by an actual falling star that Merrill and Rubicam had seen at one of Whitney Houston’s concerts at the Greek Theatre. The duo submitted the song to Houston for consideration on her next album, but her producer at the time, Clive Davis, rejected it. The song was also recorded by Belinda Carlisle for her 1987 release “Heaven On Earth” at the insistence of her label. But Carlisle disliked the song, and she ultimately refused to include it on the album.
• Contains two bonus tracks
• Sleeve notes by Super Deluxe Editions Paul Sinclair
1. BRING DOWN THE MOON
2. WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL
3. STORMY LOVE
4. IS ANYBODY OUT THERE IN LOVE
5. STAY FOREVER
6. IF YOU RUN
7. ONE SWEET DREAM
8. NO APOLOGIES
9. RESTLESS DREAMER
10. SOMEONE’S GOT TO SEND OUT LOVE
11. BRING DOWN THE MOON
12. ONE DAY