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Charted: May 13, 1978

Rating: 4.418 (average of 4 ratings)

Genre: country

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Stardust
  2. Georgia on My Mind
  3. Blue Skies
  4. All of Me
  5. Unchained Melody
  6. September Song
  7. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  8. Moonlight in Vermont
  9. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  10. Someone to Watch Over Me

Total Running Time: 36:22


sales in U.S. only 5 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 5.5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 30
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Georgia on My Mind (3/25/78) #84 US, #1 CW, #24 AC
  • Blue Skies (7/15/78) #1 CW, #32 AC
  • All of Me (10/21/78) #3 CW
  • September Song (4/14/79) #15 CW


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Willie Nelson
“At the height of outlaw country, Willie Nelson pulled off perhaps the riskiest move of the entire bunch. He set aside originals, country, and folk and recorded Stardust, a collection of pop standards produced by Booker T. Jones. Well, it’s not entirely accurate to say that he put away country and folk, since these are highly idiosyncratic interpretations of Georgia on My Mind, All of Me, Moonlight in Vermont, and Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, blending pop, country, jazz, and folk in equal measures. It’s not that Willie makes these songs his own, it’s that he reimagines these songs in a way that nobody else could, and with his trusty touring band, he makes these versions indelible” (Erlewine).

“It may be strange to think that this album, containing no originals from one of America’s greatest songwriters, is what made him a star, and it continues to be one of his most beloved records, but it’s appropriate, actually. Stardust showcases Nelson’s skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic – where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together – perhaps better than any other album, which is why it was a sensation upon its release and grows stronger with each passing year” (Erlewine).

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Last updated May 3, 2008.