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|Single by The Fleetwoods|
|The Fleetwoods singles chronology|
"Mr. Blue" is a popular song written by DeWayne Blackwell that was a hit for The Fleetwoods, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1959 and giving the group its second chart-topping hit of the year.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Sides ||3|
- The song was covered in 1959 by David Macbeth, whose Joe Meek produced version reached #18 on the UK Singles Chart, spending one week in the Top 20.
- Also in 1959, the song was covered by former boxer and future actor Mike Preston who peaked at #12 and spent five weeks in the Top 20 with the song. The single's B-side is a cover of the Frankie Avalon song "Just Ask Your Heart".
- In 1963, the song was recorded by Bobby Vinton on his album Blue on Blue.
- In 1969, the song was recorded by Classics IV on their album, Traces (Imperial 12429).
- In 1974, the song was recorded by Italian singer Mina for her album Baby Gate
- In 1975, the song was recorded by David Bromberg on his album, Midnight on the Water (Columbia CK 57309).
- Country singer Garth Brooks recorded the song for his 1990 album, No Fences.
- Bob Dylan and The Band recorded the song in 1967, released in 2014 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete.
- BMI Repertoire Database[permanent dead link]
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 230.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 208.
- Joe Meek, Telstar: The Hits of Joe Meek, Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., London, 2006
- David MacBeth Cart History Retrieved 09-26-11
- Midnight on the Water (David Bromberg album)
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