Blue Skies (BT song)

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"Blue Skies"
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Single by BT featuring Tori Amos
Released October 28, 1996 (UK)
November 4, 1996 (US)
December 2, 1996 (Australia)
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Dance
Songwriter(s) Brian Wayne Transeau

"Blue Skies" is a song by BT with featured vocals by Tori Amos. Released as a single in the United Kingdom in October 1996, it hit number one on the United States Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in January 1997.[1] "Blue Skies" also appears on the Party of Five soundtrack. Many versions (remixes) of the song exist.

While originally announced for BT's follow-up album, ESCM, it was later appended to the double-disc reissue of his first album, Ima.

In the album notes for BT's 10 Years in the Life compilation, BT says that Tori Amos performed 15 minutes of improvisational singing over his track "Divinity", which later became the vocals for "Blue Skies". He says that Tori never sang the words "blue" or "skies" in the recording. He joined together syllables and breaths to make new words through editing.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Blue Skies" (Radio Edit) 3:51
2. "Blue Skies" (Delphinium Days Mix) 11:48
3. "Blue Skies" (Paul van Dyk's Erinnern Indigo Mix) 8:13
4. "Blue Skies" (Paul van Dyk's Blauer Himmel Mix) 8:02
5. "Blue Skies" (Robbers of Antiquity Alien Disco Mix) 8:02
12-inch single
No. Title Length
1. "Blue Skies" (Radio Edit) 3:49
2. "Blue Skies" (Rabbit in the Moon's Phathomless Mix) 10:14
3. "Blue Skies" (Deep Dish Blue Phunk Mix) 8:55
4. "Blue Skies" (Deep Dish Blue Phunk Dub) 4:55
5. "Blue Skies" (BT's Liquid Oxygen Dub) 9:06

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996–1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 93
UK (Official Charts Company)[3] 26
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[1] 1

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Preceded by
"No One Can Love You More Than Me" by Hannah Jones
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
January 25, 1997
Succeeded by
"The Boss" by The Braxtons