Am I Blue?

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"Am I Blue?" is a song copyrighted by Harry Akst (music) and Grant Clarke (lyrics) in 1929[1] and then featured in four films that year, most notably with Ethel Waters in the movie On with the Show.[citation needed][a] It has appeared in 42 movies,[citation needed] most recently Funny Lady and The Cotton Club, and has become a standard covered by numerous artists.

Eddie Cochran version[edit]

"Am I Blue"
Single by Eddie Cochran
A-side"Drive In Show"
RecordedMay–August 1957, Gold Star Studios
LabelLiberty 55087
Producer(s)Simon Jackson
Eddie Cochran singles chronology
"One Kiss"
"Am I Blue"
"Twenty Flight Rock"

Eddie Cochran recorded his version of "Am I Blue" sometime between May and August 1957. It was released on the B-side of Liberty Records single 55087. The A-side was "Drive In Show" which rose to number 82 on the Billboard charts.

Personnel used in the recording session:

Cher version[edit]

"Am I Blue?"
Cher am i blue.jpg
Single by Cher
from the album Bittersweet White Light
B-side"How Long Has This Been Going On"
Songwriter(s)Clarke, Akst
Cher singles chronology
"Don't Hide Your Love"
"Am I Blue?"

American singer-actress Cher recorded and released "Am I Blue" in 1973. It was released on single and the album Bittersweet White Light.

Chart performance Cher version[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 111

Other versions[edit]


  1. ^ Ethel Waters' 1929 single "Am I Blue?" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007.


  1. ^ Bloom, Ken (1996). American Song: the complete musical theatre companion. New York: Schirmer Books. p. 1087. ISBN 0028704843.
  2. ^ Columbia Records in the 36500 to 36999 series

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