Lonely Blue Boy (song)

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"Lonely Blue Boy"
Single by Conway Twitty
from the album Lonely Blue Boy
B-side"Star Spangled Heaven"
ReleasedDecember 1959 (1959-12)
GenreRockabilly
Length2:12
LabelMGM
Songwriter(s)Ben Weisman, Fred Wise
Conway Twitty singles chronology
"Danny Boy"
(1959)
"Lonely Blue Boy"
(1959)
"What Am I Living For"
(1960)

"Lonely Blue Boy" (originally entitled "Danny" and sung by Elvis Presley) is a song written by Ben Weisman and Fred Wise and performed by Conway Twitty. It reached #6 on the U.S. pop chart and #27 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1960.[1] It was featured on his 1960 album Lonely Blue Boy.[2]

The song ranked #38 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1960.[3]

Other versions[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Elvis Presley sang the original version of the song entitled "Danny". It was intended to be in the 1958 film King Creole but was cut from the final release. It was featured on the 1997 re-release of the film's soundtrack.
  • Twitty's version was featured in the 2002 film Punch-Drunk Love and featured on the film's soundtrack.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conway Twitty, "Lonely Blue Boy" Chart Positions". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Conway Twitty, Lonely Blue Boy". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1960". Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "Cliff Richard and The Drifters, Cliff". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  5. ^ "Marty Wilde, "A Teenager in Love" Single Release". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Vince Eager, "Lonely Blue Boy" Single Release". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Graham Bonnet, Graham Bonnet". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "Billy Hancock with The Tennessee Rockets, "Redskin Rock 'N Roll" Single Release". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Shakin' Stevens, Marie Marie". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "The Spiders, Rock & Roll Renaissance". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  11. ^ "Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Blood & Chocolate". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  12. ^ "Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Double Bill". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "The Beat Farmers, Live at the Spring Valley Inn, 1983". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  14. ^ "Dale Watson, Under the Influence". Retrieved February 22, 2019.