Blue Skies (Noah and the Whale song)

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"Blue Skies"
Single by Noah and the Whale
from the album The First Days of Spring
Released 23 August 2009
Format CD single, Digital download
Genre Alternative
Anti folk
Length 3:40
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s) Charlie Fink
Noah and the Whale singles chronology
"Shape of My Heart"
"Blue Skies"
"String Module Error: Match not found"
"Shape of My Heart"
"Blue Skies"

"Blue Skies" is the only official single for English folk band Noah and the Whale's album The First Days of Spring. It was released on 24 August 2009.[1] The song was not only (by default) the album's lead single, but also served as a 'theme' for the album, with excerpts appearing throughout the other tracks, most notably on Our Window.[2]

Music video[edit]

The video for the song is introduced by the conversation between two friends, when one of them suggests that they should "go on" and live, which they had only done "a long time ago".[3] It also serves as the film's trailer.

In pop culture[edit]

"Blue Skies" is featured in the official trailer for Alexander Payne's 2011 film, "The Descendants" starring George Clooney[4] It was also used in the One Tree Hill episode "Some Roads Lead Nowhere" which first aired on 7 December 2009.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Blue Skies" (Radio Edit) 3:40
2. "Blue Skies" (The Twelves Remix) 4:54
3. "Blue Skies" (YACHT Remix) 5:34
4. "Blue Skies" (Death to the Throne Remix) 3:57


Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[6] 95

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 23 August 2009 Digital download Mercury Records


  1. ^ "Noah and the Whale single news". 19 July 2009. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Noah and The Whale - Our Window (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  3. ^ Noah and the Whales's official YouTube Channel
  4. ^ "The Descendants - Movie Trailers - iTunes". 16 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  5. ^ "Blue Skies - EP". iTunes. 
  6. ^ "Chart Stats - Noah & The Whale - Blue Skies". Chart Stats.