Boy Meets Girl – Waiting for a Star to Fall

Waiting For a Star to Fall is a song released by the pop duo Boy Meets Girl in 1988. It was a worldwide hit, and became the duo’s signature song. The song was inspired by an actual falling star that Shannon Rubicam had seen at one of Whitney Houston’s concerts at the Greek Theatre. Initially the duo did not consider to record it, and instead submitted the song to Clive Davis for consideration on Houston’s next album, but he rejected it, alleging that it didn’t suit her. The song was then offered and 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, though it has circulated in her trading circles for years on a disc of that album’s outtakes.