1985 Starship – Sara (US:#1 UK:#66)

“Sara” is a song recorded by the American rock band Starship which reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on March 15, 1986. It was sung only by Mickey Thomas, of the newly renamed band Starship, from their first album Knee Deep in the Hoopla; for this single, Grace Slick only provided the backing vocals.[1]

The recording became one of the best-selling singles of 1986 in North America. It was the band’s second number-one hit after the song “We Built This City” hit the mark a few months earlier in 1985. It also became the band’s first number-one song on the adult contemporary chart, where it remained for three weeks.[2] Although written by Peter and Ina Wolf, the song was named for Thomas’s wife at the time, Sara




BassPete Sears
DrumsDonny Baldwin
GuitarCraig Chaquico
KeyboardsPeter Wolf
Background VocalsDonny Baldwin
Background VocalsGrace Slick
VocalsMickey Thomas

Produced By

Jeremy Smith
Peter Wolf


Ina Wolf
Peter Wolf