We Are All Made Of Stars
by Moby

Album: 18 (2002)
Charted: 11

Songfacts®:

  • The lead single from 18, Moby explained during a performance of the song at the 2003 Glastonbury festival that he wrote it in New York after the September 11 attacks to express a sense of hopefulness.
  • The lyrics were inspired by the scientific principle that all matter in the universe is essentially made up of stardust. During a Reddit AMA session, Moby said the song is relatively accurate, scientifically speaking. "Apart from two elements (hydrogen and helium?) everything else on the periodic table of elements (with which we're comprised) came from the furnace of a star somewhere," he wrote. "Just remember: there's not a single part of you that wasn't present in the first 1/2 second of the big bang. Technically, we're all 13,600,000,000 years old."
  • Inspired by the 1968 novel and film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the music video has Moby playing a spaceman who observes Hollywood celebrities. Several celebs make cameo appearances to help Moby lip-synch the song, including '80s stars Corey Feldman, Todd Bridges, and Gary Coleman, musicians J.C. Chasez, Dave Navarro, and Tommy Lee, and actors Sean Bean, Leelee Sobieski and Thora Birch, among others. The clip was directed by Joseph Kahn, who was also behind the singer's "South Side" video.

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