Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You

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"Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You"
Toby Keith - Blue moon promo single.jpg
Single by Toby Keith
from the album Blue Moon
B-side ""She's Gonna Get It""
Released February 27, 1996
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 1996
Genre Country
Length 3:50
Label A&M 576140
Songwriter(s) Toby Keith
Producer(s) Nelson Larkin
Toby Keith
Toby Keith singles chronology
"Big Ol' Truck"
"Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You"
"A Woman's Touch"

"Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Toby Keith. It was released in February 1996 as the lead single from his album Blue Moon, and peaked at number 2 in the United States, and number 9 in Canada. Keith wrote the song in 1987,[1] and first released it that year on an independent label.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it "a perfect example of a Keith-penned weeper that is also a sensuous and languid ballad." She goes on to say that the ballad is a "perfect showcase for Keith's vocals, which have never sounded better." The song works well according to Price because of the "poignancy of the lyric and the way the production shows the strength of his voice."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marc Ball and premiered in early 1996.

Chart performance[edit]

"Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You" debuted at number 65 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of March 9, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 9
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[5] 12
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 97
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 16


  1. ^ "Nothing shaky about Keith's music success". The Times-Leader. 12 November 1996. pp. 1C. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stages are set". Macon Telegraph. 29 March 1996. pp. 1D. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Billboard, March 9, 1996
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3017." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 1, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Toby Keith – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Toby Keith.
  6. ^ "Toby Keith – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Toby Keith.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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