Blue World (The Moody Blues song)

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"Blue World"
Blue World (The Moody Blues single - cover art).jpg
Single by The Moody Blues
from the album The Present
  • "Going Nowhere" (UK)
  • "Sorry" (US)
Released12 August 1983 (UK)
16 August 1983 (US)
Recorded8 March - 10 December 1982
Length5:20 (Album version)
3:38 (Single version)
Songwriter(s)Justin Hayward
Producer(s)Pip Williams
The Moody Blues singles chronology
"Talking Out of Turn"
"Blue World"
"Sitting at the Wheel"

"Blue World" is a 1983 single by The Moody Blues written by Justin Hayward. It was first released as single in August 1983, and was later released on the album The Present. "Blue World" was one of three singles from The Present, with the others being "Sitting at the Wheel" and "Running Water." "Blue World" also referenced two earlier Moody Blues songs, "The Voice" and "Fly Me High". "Blue World" was a moderate success for The Moody Blues in the U.S., charting at #32 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the UK it reached #35, proving to be their first UK Top 40 hit in ten years, barring a reissue of Nights in White Satin, and remains their last there to date. The single's cover is the painting Daybreak by Maxfield Parrish.




  1. ^ Rockin' the Classics and Classicizin' the Rock: Janell R. Duxbury - 2001 p261 " FRANKFURT ROCK ORCHESTRA SS0695 Classic Moody Blues hits: featuring Justin Hayward and friends. ... know you're out there—Running water—New horizons—Blue world—Isn't life strange—The voice—Blue guitar—I'm just ..."