Fox's STAR is a drama filled with catchy tunes and fun original music.
The cast members bring it every week thanks to choreographed numbers and sheer musical talent. Plus, the soapy music industry drama also keeps us hooked too.
The biggest shame, however, is that these musical acts aren't real life bands but merely characters/actors on a show!
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STAR is inspired by modern music, so it's not surprising that all of the tunes give us life and become instant classics. If the likes of Take 3, Noah Brooks, Gigi Nixon or any of the other artists had released the tunes in the real world as these groups, the charts wouldn't know what hit them.
In fact, based on STAR's catalog, there are many tracks we shouldn't be sleeping on. Below, we look at 19 songs that could've sizzled up the music charts had they been released. (Plus, these are all songs you should listen to now.)
Don't forget, you can watch STAR online via TV Fanatic to catch up on all the drama and hits.
You Don't Know Me
This upbeat dance-worthy bop features the ladies of Take 3 letting loose in a fierce choreographed routine. A mix of pop and hip-hop, "You Don't Know Me" has the catchy hook and beat to make you want to dance. Plus, its empowering and strong lyrics would suit any "I'm over dating drama" playlist.
Similar to "You Don't Know Me," "Man" is all about being independent, strong, and confident in your single dating status. The touch of 1950s flair blends Alex, Simone, and Star's vocals together amazingly for perfect harmonies. And, the urge to dance would show anyone that you don't need a man to be happy.
There For You
Raw, real, and unfiltered, "There For You" is the diss track to end all diss tracks. Star unloaded her frustrations with these savage lyrics calling out Simone's and Alex's drama. With its hip-hop/rap vibe that flows right from the start, it's no wonder this tune became a hit. If this were the real world, the tea from "There For You" alone would hit #1 on the charts.
"Imagination" exudes the perfect mix of R&B and sensuality. The ladies of Take 3 killed it with this track! This is a romantic song that could rival other sexy tunes on the charts and become a mainstay for a date night playlist.
TLC made "Waterfalls" a monster hit when it was initially released in 1995. The track has been covered multiple times by other artists, but Take 3's version offers something new. Slow, melodic, and the inclusion of the snaps make this song an absolute gem.
I Want You
"I Want You" is the type of love song that feels like a grand romantic gesture. With its slow harmonies and powerful emotions, the song comes across as the embodiment of a modern rom-com. Pair this tune with any rom-com movie release and you'd have a hit on your hands.