Wild and Blue

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"Wild and Blue"
Single by John Anderson
from the album Wild & Blue
B-side "Honky Tonk Hearts"
Released September 1982
Genre Country, Bluegrass
Length 2:53
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) John Scott Sherrill
Producer(s) John Anderson
Frank Jones
John Anderson singles chronology
"Would You Catch a Falling Star"
"Wild and Blue"

"Wild and Blue" is a song written by John Scott Sherrill, and recorded by American country music artist John Anderson. It was released in September 1982 as the first single and title track from the album Wild & Blue. The song was John Anderson's eleventh country hit and the first of five number ones on the country chart. The single went to number one for two weeks and spent a total of eleven weeks within the top 40.[1]

Punk-folk band The Mekons covered "Wild and Blue" on their 1991 album The Curse of the Mekons. The 2014 re-issue of Lucinda Williams' self-titled album includes a live cover of "Wild and Blue", recorded on her 1989 European tour.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982-1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 15


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 25. 
Preceded by
"Somewhere Between Right and Wrong"
by Earl Thomas Conley
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

December 25, 1982-January 1, 1983
Succeeded by
"Can't Even Get the Blues"
by Reba McEntire