Am I Blue (George Strait song)

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"Am I Blue"
Single by George Strait
from the album Ocean Front Property
B-side "Someone's Walkin' Around Upstairs"
Released August 3, 1987
Format 7" single
Recorded September 23, 1986
Genre Country
Length 3:07
Label MCA 53165
Writer(s) David Chamberlain
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen & George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"All My Ex's Live in Texas"
"Am I Blue"
"Famous Last Words of a Fool"

"Am I Blue" is a song written by David Chamberlain, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in August 1987 as the third and final single from his album Ocean Front Property. It became his 12th number 1 single in the U.S.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B+ grade, saying that it "revels in his Western swing roots." He goes on to say that "the contemporary production makes it timely, but the arrangements and vocal performance make it timeless."[2]


"Am I Blue" reached number-one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart where it became his fifth consecutive single to top the charts. It also topped the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

Chart (1987) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 336. 
  2. ^ Song review
  3. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.

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Preceded by
"Right from the Start"
by Earl Thomas Conley
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

November 7, 1987
Succeeded by
"Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues"
by The Judds
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 21, 1987
Succeeded by
"I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)"
by Randy Travis