Typically Tropical was a British band comprising two Trojan Records audio engineers, Jeff Calvert and Max West. They are best known for their 1975 number one hit record "Barbados" and for writing the 1978 disco hit "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper" by Hot Gossip.

"I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper" is a 1978 single performed by Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip. It was the debut of the 18-year-old singer, and reached number six on the UK Singles Chart.

The song is a space disco track that cashed in on the media hype surrounding the original "Star Wars" film. The lyrics include the lines "And evil Darth Vader he's been banished to Mars" and "Or are you like a droid, devoid of emotion". Other science fiction references include: "I lost my heart to a starship trooper", "Flash Gordon's left me, he's gone to the stars", "What my body needs is close encounter three", "Static on the comm – it's Starfleet Command" and "Fighting for the Federation".

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