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Chances are that if you watch US network TV, you've seen the 2013 ad campaign from shoe retailer DSW with a fragment of a catchy disco tune called "Starlight". This song was released in 2006 by Escort, a 17-piece disco band from New York City, founded by Eugene Cho and Dan Balis and fronted by singer Adeline Michele. Their music is straightforward disco, with full orchestration and all the classic beats and styles.

  • Badass Boast: "Barbarians", in the same "come with us if you want to party" vein as Kesha's "We R Who We R" and Halestorm's "Freak Like Me"
  • Con Man: "Caméleon Chameleon" is based on a professional impostor from France. [1]
  • Intercourse with You: "All Through The Night" just puts it right out there with "If you wanna sex me, I'll give it up".
  • Madness Mantra: "Cocaine Blues", the entire song. It's a sort-of cover of reggae artist Dillinger's "Cocaine In My Brain", and consists of nonsense rhymes about New York and Chicago and repeated chants of "I don't wanna stop" and "Cocaine, running around in my brain".
  • Obligatory Bondage Song: It appears that the shoes being advertised in "Starlight" are kinky boots with six-inch stiletto heels.

Alternative Title(s): Starlight