Midnight Blue (Lou Gramm song)

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"Midnight Blue"
Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue.jpg
Single by Lou Gramm
from the album Ready or Not
B-side "Chain of Love"
Released January 31, 1987
Format 7"
Recorded 1986
Genre Rock
Length 3:54
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Lou Gramm, Bruce Turgon
Producer(s) Lou Gramm, Pat Moran
Lou Gramm singles chronology
"Midnight Blue"
"Ready or Not"
"Midnight Blue"
"Ready or Not"

"Midnight Blue" is the first single released by Lou Gramm from his debut solo album Ready or Not in 1987. The single spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Album Rock Tracks, starting on February 14, 1987, and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, Gramm's highest-charting solo hit.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic calls the song the "last great single of the album-rock era".[1] Allmusic reviewer Bret Adams posits that, "despite its hit status, it's one of the decade's truly underappreciated singles".[2]

The song was covered by R.E.M. on their 1987 tour.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 5
US Billboard Album Rock Tracks 1
UK Singles Chart 82

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Review of Jukebox Heroes: The Foreigner Anthology. Allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  2. ^ Bret Adams. Review of Ready or Not. Allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  3. ^ "R.E.M. Timeline - 1987/88 Concert Chronology". Retrieved 10 July 2012. 

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