A Mess of Blues

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"A Mess Of Blues"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side It's Now or Never
Released July 5, 1960
Recorded March 20, 1960
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 2:40
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Stuck on You" / "Fame and Fortune"
"It's Now or Never" / "A Mess Of Blues"
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / "I Gotta Know"

"A Mess Of Blues" is a song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman that was originally recorded by Elvis Presley for RCA Records in 1960, reaching number 32 in the US charts and number 2 in the UK charts.

Status Quo cover[edit]

"A Mess Of Blues"
Single by Status Quo
from the album Back to Back
Released 28 November 1983 (1983-11-28)
Format 12 and 7 inch vinyl
Genre Rock
Length 3:22
Label Vertigo
Writer(s) Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Producer(s) Status Quo
Status Quo singles chronology
"Ol' Rag Blues"
"A Mess Of Blues"
"Marguerita Time"

"A Mess Of Blues" is a single released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1983. It was included on the album Back to Back.[1]

Due to a printing error several hundred copies of the picture sleeve for this release were printed with the front and rear photographs inter-changed.

Track listing[edit]

7 inch[edit]

  1. "A Mess Of Blues" (D Pomus/M Shuman) (3.22)
  2. "Big Man" (Lancaster/Green) (3.40)

12 inch[edit]

  1. "A Mess Of Blues" (Extended version) (D Pomus/M Shuman) (4.48)
  2. "Big Man" (Lancaster/Green) (3.40)
  3. "Young Pretender" (Rossi/Frost) (3.32)


Chart (1983) Position
UK Singles Chart 15
Ireland 12


  1. ^ "Status Quo discography". statusquo.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 

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