Every Shade of Blue

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"Every Shade of Blue"
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Single by Bananarama
from the album Ultra Violet / I Found Love
Released August 1995
Format 12" single, CD single
Recorded July 1993
Genre Pop, dance
Label Avex Trax, Curb, ZYX, Quality, Festival
Writer(s) Sara Dallin
Keren Woodward
Gary Miller
Producer(s) Gary Miller
Bananarama singles chronology
"I Found Love"
(1995)
"Every Shade of Blue"
(1995)
"Take Me to Your Heart"
(1996)

"Every Shade of Blue" is a 1995 pop / dance song by English girl group Bananarama, from their Ultra Violet album. Originally released in Japan as a double-A-side with "I Found Love", the track was gradually released throughout 1995 and 1996 in several different countries – each time on a different independent dance label, as Bananarama did not have a major-label contract at the time. Their home country of the UK did not get a release of this single or the Ultra Violet album.

The sentiments and sound of the song are melancholic and somewhat of a departure from the upbeat nature of the majority of their hits. "Every Shade of Blue" did receive some play in nightclubs, and charted highest in Canada, where it reached number 35. The only other country in which it charted was Australia, where it reached number 94 on the Australian Music Report chart; but it did not enter the top 100 on the 'official' ARIA chart.

In 2010 the song was re-recorded and appeared on the b-side of the group's single "Love Don't Live Here".[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video features footage of the two girls singing the song on the floor. These shots are interspersed with brief images of three young men who either pose for the camera or play with a soccer ball.

Remixes[edit]

German CD single
  1. "Every Shade of Blue" (radio version) - (4:11)
  2. "Every Shade of Blue" (Mix 1 Vox Hi) - (5:36) (a.k.a. "Euromix" & "A La Mode Mix")
  3. "Every Shade of Blue" (Lenny Bertoldo radio mix) - (4:00)
    Remixed by Lenny Bertoldo
  4. "Every Shade of Blue" (12" Fab Four mix for Cleveland City) - (6:25)
  5. "Every Shade of Blue" (Armand van Helden's Ruffneck mix) - (8:02)
    Remixed by Armand van Helden
U.S. 12-inch vinyl
  1. "Every Shade of Blue" (X-tended club mix) - (6:05)
    Remixed by Lenny Bertoldo
  2. "Every Shade of Blue" (Armand van Helden's Ruffneck mix) - (8:02)
    Remixed by Armand van Helden
  3. "Every Shade of Blue" (12" Fab Four mix for Cleveland City) - (6:25)
  4. "Every Shade of Blue" (Mix 1 Vox Hi) - (5:36) (a.k.a. "Euromix" & "A La Mode Mix")
  5. "Every Shade of Blue" (album version) - (4:01)
Promo mixes
  1. "Every Shade of Blue" (radio version) - (4:11)
  2. "Every Shade of Blue" (Lenny Bertoldo Radio Mix) - (4:00)
    Remixed by Lenny Bertoldo
  3. "Every Shade of Blue" (Mix 1 Vox Hi) - (5:36) (a.k.a. "Euro Mix" & "A La Mode Mix")
  4. "Every Shade of Blue" (12" Fab Four mix for Cleveland City) - (6:25)
  5. "Every Shade of Blue" (X-tended club mix) - (6:05)
    Remixed by Lenny Bertoldo
  6. "Every Shade of Blue" (Armand van Helden's Ruffneck mix) - (8:02)
    Remixed by Armand van Helden
  7. "Every Shade of Blue" (alternative mix) - (4:12) (a.k.a. "A La Mode Alternative Mix")
Other versions
  1. "Every Shade of Blue" (Alternative 7" Fab Four mix) (a.k.a. Loveland Mix)
  2. "Every Shade of Blue" (Radio Mix Vox Hi) (a.k.a. "Euro Radio" & "A La Mode Radio")
  3. "Every Shade of Blue" (Italo mix) Available only on the 12" and CD Single in Italy
  4. "Every Shade of Blue" (2010 mix) [1]Available only on the 12" and CD Single of "Love Don't Live Here"
  5. "Every Shade of Blue" (Armand's Van Herden mix) -available only on Japanese cd single (9track)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2] 124
Canadian singles chart 35

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