Blue on Blue (song)

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"Blue on Blue"
Single by Bobby Vinton
from the album Blue on Blue
B-side "Those Little Things"
Released May 1963
Genre Pop
Label Epic 9593
Writer(s) Burt Bacharach
Hal David
Producer(s) Bob Morgan
Bobby Vinton singles chronology
"Over the Mountain (Across the Sea)"
"Blue on Blue"
"Blue Velvet"

"Blue on Blue" is a popular song composed by Burt Bacharach with lyrics by Hal David, first recorded by Bobby Vinton in 1963.[1] Vinton's single entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 1, 1963, peaking at number 3 on July 6.[2][3] The song also reached number 2 on the Easy Listening chart.[3]

The success of "Blue on Blue" prompted Vinton to record an entire album of blue-themed songs, also titled Blue on Blue, which produced an even bigger hit in the number 1 "Blue Velvet".[4]

"Blue on Blue" has been recorded by Paul Anka (1963), Percy Faith (1964), Maureen McGovern (1991), and many others.[1]


  1. ^ a b Dominic, Serene (2003). Burt Bacharach: Song by Song. New York: Schirmer. pp. 104–5. ISBN 0-8256-7280-5. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lonergan, David (2005). Hit Records, 1950-1975. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-8108-5129-6. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Blue on Blue - Bobby Vinton". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits (5th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 146. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6. Retrieved September 26, 2012.