Ocean Blue (song)

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"Ocean Blue"
Single by ABC
from the album How to Be a...Zillionaire!
B-side "Tower of London"
Released 1986
Format 7", 12", cassette
Recorded December 1984
Genre New wave, pop
Length 3:36
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Martin Fry, Mark White
Producer(s) Martin Fry, Mark White
ABC singles chronology
"Vanity Kills"
"Ocean Blue"
"When Smokey Sings"

"Ocean Blue" is a song by ABC released as the fourth single from their album How to Be a...Zillionaire!.

The song's music video, shot in black-and-white, features lead singer Martin Fry singing the song, intercut with scenes of violinists and the remaining members of the band.

The song peaked at #51 on the UK Singles Chart; the song failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was the only single from the album not to chart on the Hot 100; their next single to chart there would be "When Smokey Sings" the following year.

The single version was re-recorded with drummer David Palmer after the release of the album, also referred to as the "Pacific Mix".

Track listing[edit]

UK single releases[edit]

7" single[edit]

  1. "Ocean Blue"
  2. "Tower of London"

12" single[edit]

  1. "Ocean Blue (Atlantic Mix)"
  2. "Tower of London" (this is the instrumental version, but it is not specified as such on the record sleeve)
  3. "Be Near Me (Ecstasy Mix)"
  4. "Ocean Blue (Pacific Mix)" (different from the 45 mix or LP mix)

US single releases[edit]

7" single[edit]

  1. "Ocean Blue"
  2. "Fear of the World"

12" single (promo)/CD single (commercial)[edit]

  1. "Ocean Blue (Atlantic Mix)"
  2. "Ocean Blue (Pacific Mix)"
  3. "15 Storey Halo"
  4. "Fear of the World (In Cinemascope)"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
UK Singles Chart 51