Starlight Express has had as many musical revisions as there have been productions, resulting in a long list of altered and deleted songs.

Running List

This list contains all the minor recit scenes as well as major musical numbers.

General Version Alternate Versions
Overture Entry of the National Engines
Rolling Stock, Taunting Rusty
Call Me Rusty Engine of Love, This is Gonna be the Day
Rusty Can't Be Serious
A Lotta Locomotion Whole Lotta Locomotion
He'll Whistle At Me
Entry of the National Engines
Pumping Iron
Coda Freight, Hitching and Switching
Invitation Pearl, Make Up My Heart He Whistled at Me, Invitation Pearl
Race: Heat One
That was Unfair, There's Me
Poppa's Blues, Rusty Why You Looking Sad
Belle's Song, Starlight Express Intro
Race: Heat Two
Boy, Boy, Boy, Race: Heat Three
Laughing Stock
Starlight Express (song)
The Rap: Hey You!
Pearl Twirl
Girls Rolling Stock
Invitation Dinah
Wide Smile
Race: Uphill Final, I Was Robbed
Right Place, Right Time
Starlight Sequence, Rusty and Dustin
Dinahs Disco
Race: Downhill Final
No Comeback
One Rock & Roll Too Many
Only He (1984)
Only You OLC
Rusty King of the Track, Light at the End of the Tunnel

Original London production, 1984

Act 1 Featured Characters Act 2 Featured Characters
Overture (Instrumental) The Rap: Hey You! The Company
Rolling Stock Greaseball and the Gang Pearl Twirl Greaseball, Pearl, Dinah, Buffy, Ashley
Taunting Rusty Rusty, Greaseball, Gang U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D. Dinah
Call Me Rusty Rusty, Pearl, Dinah, Buffy and Ashley Rolling Stock (Reprise) Dinah, Belle, Ashley and Buffy
Rusty, You Can't Be Serious Rusty, Pearl, Dinah, Buffy and Ashley C.B. C.B, Electra, Krupp, Wrench, Purse, Joule, Volta
A Lotta Locomotion Dinah, Ashley, Buffy and Pearl Race: Uphill Final Electra and Dinah, Rusty and C.B., Greaseball and Pearl
Pumping Iron Greaseball, Pearl, Ashley, Dinah, Buffy, 2nd and 3rd class Sleepers I Was Robbed C.B., Rusty, Greaseball, Electra, Pearl, Gang
Freight Pearl, Ashley, Dinah, Buffy, Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III, C.B., Dustin, Flat-Top Right Place, Right Time Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III
Entry of the National Engines National Engines and Marshals I Am The Starlight Rusty, Starlight Express
AC/DC Electra, Krupp, Wrench, Purse, Joule, Volta and Company Rusty and Dustin Rusty, Dustin
Coda Freight The Company He Whistled at Me (Reprise) Dinah, Electra, Krupp, Wrench, Purse, Volta, Joule, C.B.
Hitching and Switching The Company Race: Downhill Final Rusty and Dustin, Electra and C.B, Greaseball and Pearl
Pearl, You've Been Honoured Purse, Pearl, Rusty No Comeback Electra, Krupp, Wrench, Purse, Joule, Volta
He Whistled at Me Pearl One Rock & Roll Too Many Greaseball, C.B.
Race: Heat One Greaseball and Dinah, Espresso and Buffy, Hashamoto and C.B. Only He (Has The Power to Move Me) Pearl, (Rusty)
That was Unfair Dinah, Greaseball, C.B. Only You Pearl, Rusty
There's Me C.B. Light at the End of the Tunnel The Company
Poppa's Blues Poppa, Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rusty Light at the End of the Tunnel Finale The Company
Belle the Sleeping Car Belle
Starlight Express Introduction Poppa, Rusty, Belle
Race: Heat Two Electra and Pearl, Weltschaft and Joule, Rusty and Belle
Boy, Boy, Boy Poppa, Rusty, Belle, Trucks
Race: Heat Three Poppa and Dustin, Turnov and Wrench, Bobo and Ashley
Laughing Stock The Company
Starlight Express Rusty

Additional Songs

Bochum 2015

Act 1 Act 2
Ouvertüre (Instrumental) Rap Company
Rolling Stock Greaseball and the Gang Wir haben Rhythmus Greaseball, Pearl and Dinah
Nennt mich rostig Rusty with Coaches G.E.K.U.P.P.E.L.T. Dinah with Buffy and Ashley
Nie genug Coaches Girls' Rolling Stock Buffy, Ashley and Dinah
Dann pfeift er mir zu Pearl Mein Spiel Red Caboose
Fracht Freight and Coaches Nicht der rechte Zeitpunkt, nicht der rechte Ort Hoppers
AC/DC Electra and Components Starlight Sequenz Rusty with Dustin
Pumping Iron Greaseball, Coaches, Volta, Joule and Wrench Dinahs Trennung Dinah and Electra
Fracht Reprise Company Ein Rock'n'Roll zu viel Greaseball, Electra and Red Caboose
Crazy Rusty and Coaches Für Immer Pearl and Rusty
Hilf mir versteh'n Pearl Licht am Ende des Tunnels Company
Papas Blues Poppa and Hoppers Megamix Company
Bummellok Company
Starlight Express Rusty

Deleted from the Show