Friday, January 27, 2012

ABC Wednesday - Round 10 - B is for ,,,

And so here are some songs that have a bit of "blue"

Blue Eyes  by Elton John ... one of my favourites

Blue Eyes is classified as a ballad (poems that tell a story).
It was first released by Elton John in 1982.
It reached No. 8 in the UK, No.12 on the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 and No.1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Youtube - Blue Eyes

Blue Moon - Bobby Vinton.  To keep to the "B" round, I chose Bobby Vinton's version.

Blue Moon was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934 and has become a standard ballad.
Several artists have recorded this song, including:
* Connee Boswell in 1935 for Brunswick Records
Belle Barker in 1935
* Billie Holiday in 1950
Bobby Vinton in 1963
Bob Dylan in 1970
* Tony Bennett in 1973
* Vazelina Bilopphaggers, a Norwegian band in 1983 as  Blå lys (Blue lights)
* Elkie Brooks in 1984
Beady Eye in 2011 to support Manchester City's new football kit.

Youtube - Blue Moon

And to add an instrumental, here is
The Blue Danube by Mantovani and his Orchestra

The Blue Danube is the common English title of  An der schönen blauen Donau (German for On the Beautiful Blue Danube).  It was composed by Johann Strauss II in 1866.
It's one of my favourite waltzes.

Youtube - Blue Danube

I'm also linking this post to The Writers Post for the topic "The Blues".  Not quite in keeping what the prompt had in mind but twisting the words a bit.

I hope your day is filled with blue skies and beautiful moments.

Best and Warm Regards

All information taken from Wikipedia:   Blue Eyes Elton John   Blue Moon (Song)   Blue Danube Waltz

Check out other ABC Wednesday "B" entries here


  1. Love all the songs, and that was a clever and very nice way to use the Letter B.

    I was thinking ...."Am I blue, am I blue, are these tears in my I blue?

    1. Thanks Wanda, I love these songs too.

  2. Boffo Blue tuns. I would have picked Blue Velvet for Bobby Vinton, and the Marcels or Elvis Presley for Blue Moon, but that's what makes life interesting.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

    1. Thanks Roger. Yep I like Elvis' blue moon too.

  3. Love the version by Elkie Brooks.

    1. Thanks Anonymous. Elkie Brooks has an amazing voice. I like her version too.

  4. Nice relaxing idea. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Don't it make your brown eyes blue?

    oh oh. :) ♥

    1. Thanks Jo - funnily enough I do have brown eyes and hopefully they're not blue. lol.

  5. So you are doing a round of music after all, that's really great :)

    1. Hi DJ - I thought it might be fun to do.

  6. Loved the take on the Blues, or the letter B. I love all of these songs! How about Blue Suede Shoes??

    Cheers, Jenn.

    1. Thanks Jenn - yep, Blue Suede shoes is pretty cool too.

  7. Comfortable in blue... nice post Suzy:-)

    1. Thanks November Rain - Blue's a nice colour too.


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