He's Back and I'm Blue

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"He's Back and I'm Blue"
Single by The Desert Rose Band
from the album The Desert Rose Band
B-side "One That Got Away"
Released February 1988
Genre Country, country rock
Length 3:05
Label MCA/Curb
Songwriter(s) Robert Anderson
Michael Woody
Producer(s) Paul Worley
The Desert Rose Band singles chronology
"One Step Forward"
"He's Back and I'm Blue"
"Summer Wind"

"He's Back and I'm Blue" is a song written by Robert Anderson and Michael Woody, and recorded by American country rock group The Desert Rose Band. It was released in February 1988 as the third single from the album The Desert Rose Band. "He's Back and I'm Blue" was the fourth country hit for The Desert Rose Band and the first of two number ones for the group. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 104. 
  2. ^ "Desert Rose Band – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Desert Rose Band.
Preceded by
"I Told You So"
by Randy Travis
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

June 25, 1988
Succeeded by
"If It Don't Come Easy"
by Tanya Tucker
Preceded by
"If You Change Your Mind"
by Rosanne Cash
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 9, 1988
Succeeded by
"Fallin' Again"
by Alabama