Release Date

November 21, 1970

“Everybody Is a Star”, released in December 1969, is song written by Sylvester Stewart and recorded by Sly and the Family Stone. The song, released as the B-side to the band’s 1970 single “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970 at a time when chart position for both sides of the single were measured equally and not independently.[1] “Star” was intended to be included on an in-progress album with “Thank You” and “Hot Fun in the Summertime”; the LP was never completed, and the three tracks were instead included on the band’s 1970 Greatest Hits compilation.[citation needed] The single was the final classic-era Family Stone recording; it would be 23 months until the next release, the single “Family Affair” in late 1971.