Wild and Blue

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"Wild and Blue"
Single by John Anderson
from the album Wild & Blue
B-side "Honky Tonk Hearts"
Released September 1982
Genre
Length 2:53
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) John Scott Sherrill
Producer(s)
  • John Anderson
  • Frank Jones
John Anderson singles chronology
"Would You Catch a Falling Star"
(1982)
"Wild and Blue"
(1982)
"Swingin'"
(1983)

"Wild and Blue" is a song written by John Scott Sherrill, and recorded by American country music artist John Anderson. It was released in September 1982 as the first single and title track from the album Wild & Blue. The song was John Anderson's eleventh country hit and the first of five number ones on the country chart. The single went to number one for two weeks and spent a total of eleven weeks within the top 40.[1]

Punk-folk band The Mekons covered "Wild and Blue" on their 1991 album The Curse of the Mekons. The alternative country band Freakwater also recorded their cover of the song in 1991, for their album "Dancing Under Water." The 2014 re-issue of Lucinda Williams' self-titled album includes a live cover of "Wild and Blue", recorded on her 1989 European tour.

Hank Williams, Jr. covered the song on his 1984 album Major Moves.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982–1983) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 25. 
  2. ^ "Major Moves". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "John Anderson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Anderson.
Preceded by
"Somewhere Between Right and Wrong"
by Earl Thomas Conley
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

December 25, 1982-January 1, 1983
Succeeded by
"Can't Even Get the Blues"
by Reba McEntire