Blue Kiss

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"Blue Kiss"
Blue Kiss Jane Wiedlin.jpg
Single by Jane Wiedlin
from the album Jane Wiedlin
B-side "My Travelling Heart"
Released September 1985
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1984
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 3:27
Label I.R.S. Records
Writer(s) Randell Kirsch, Jane Wiedlin
Producer(s) George Massenburg, Bill Payne, Russ Kunkel
Jane Wiedlin singles chronology
"Cool Places"
(1983)
"Blue Kiss"
(1985)
"Rush Hour"
(1988)

"Blue Kiss" is a song written and performed by American musician Jane Wiedlin and American singer/songwriter Randell Kirsch. The single was lead single from her self-titled debut album Jane Wiedlin and Wiedlin's first after having left the all-female rock band The Go-Go's. It reached #77 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #30 on Hot Dance Club Play.[1]

The 7" single was backed with the parent album's closing album track "My Travelling Heart", a Celtic-flavored ballad[2] that deals with Wiedlin's feelings about the breakup of the band.[3] An extended 12-inch single was also released, featuring an instrumental version of "Blue Kiss", along with two extended dance versions, one of which was remixed by famed Madonna collaborator William Orbit.

Two music videos were produced for the song - one was not released, the other features Jane playing her guitar and singing in the back of a truck travelling a back-road.

"Blue Kiss" can be heard during the frat house party scene in the film Night of the Creeps (1986), and was used during the date montage scene in the Sci-Fi indie film The iDol (2007).

In 2011, Filipino band Imago covered this song which was aired in Philippine radio airwaves but did not release as a single and the song was used for promotional purposes only.

Track listing[edit]

7"
  1. "Blue Kiss" (Randall Kirsch, Wiedlin) – 3:27
  2. "My Travelling Heart" (Wiedlin) – 4:07
12" Maxi
  1. "Blue Kiss (Special Dance Version)" – 6:30 (Mixed By John "Tokes" Potoker)
  2. "Blue Kiss ("V" Mix)" – 6:12 (Mixed By Vince Ely)
  3. "Blue Kiss (Instrumental)" – 4:18 (Mixed By John "Tokes" Potoker)
UK 12"
  1. "Blue Kiss (Dance Mix)"
  2. "Blue Kiss (Instrumental)"
  3. "My Travelling Heart"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 77
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[1] 30

References[edit]