Songs In Blue – My Top Ten

This week’s Top Ten is color themed. My favorite color. Blue. My favorite “blue” songs. I wasn’t sure I could come up with ten. What was I thinking? I can always come up with so much more than ten. Then the tough part comes, having to trim down my favorites to ten. It’s never an easy thing, cutting songs, but I did it – coming up with my favorite ten. At least for today.

Top Ten Blue Songs

Songs In Blue
My Top Ten
May 5, 2021

Blue Song 1: “Bluebeard” by Cocteau Twins

“Bluebeard” by Cocteau Twins – from the album, Four-Calendar Cafe (1993)

“Are you the right man for me?
Are you safe? Are you my friend?
Are you the right man for me?
Are you safe? Are you my friend?”

Blue Song 2: “Screenwriter Blues” by Soul Coughing

“Screenwriter’s Blue” by Soul Coughing – from the album, Ruby Vroom (1994)

“You are going,
to Reseda,
to make love,
to a model,
from Ohio,
whose real name,
you don’t know.”

Blue Song 3: “Famous Blue Raincoat” by Leonard Cohen

“Famous Blue Raincoat” by Leonard Cohen – from the album, Songs of Love and Hate (1971)

“Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older,
your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder.
You’d been to the station to meet every train,
and you came home without Lili Marlene.

And, you treated my woman to a flake of your life.
And, when she came back she was nobody’s wife.”

Blue Song 4: “Tangled Up In Blue” (Take 3. Remake 2) by Bob Dylan

Tangled Up In Blue” (Take 3, Remake 2) by Bob Dylan – from the album, The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (1991)

“She was married when we first met.
Soon to be divorced.
I helped her out of a jam, I guess,
but I used a little too much force.


We drove that car as far as we could.
Abandoned it out west.
Split up on a dark, sad night,
both agreeing it was best.


She turned around to look at me,
as I was walking away.
I heard her say over my shoulder,
“we’ll meet again someday on the avenue”


Tangled up in blue.”

Blue Song 5: “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra”

“Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra – from the album, Out of the Blue (1977)

“Hey there Mr. Blue,
we’re so pleased to be with you.
Look around see what you do,
everybody smiles at you.”

Blue Song 6: “Blue Jean” by David Bowie

“Blue Jean” by David Bowie – from the album, Tonight (1984)

“Oh, Blue Jean.
Is heaven any sweeter than Blue Jean?
She got a police bike.
She got a turned up nose.”

Blue Song 7: “Blue Monday” by New Order

“Blue Monday” by New Order – from the album, Substance (1987)

“And, I still find it so hard,
to say what I need to say.
But I’m quite sure that you’ll tell me,
just how I should feel today.”

Blue Song 8: “Blue Light” by Mazzy Star

“Blue Light” by Mazzy Star – from the album, So Tonight That I Might See (1993)

“There’s a blue light,
in my best friend’s room.
There’s a blue light,
in his eyes.
There’s a blue light, yeah,
I want to see it shine.”

Blue Song 9: “Blue” by Joni Mitchell

“Blue” by Joni Mitchell – from the album, Blue (1971)

“Blue.
Songs are like tattoos.”

Blue Song 10: “Pale Blue Eyes” by The Velvet Underground

“Pale Blue Eyes” by The Velvet Underground – from the album, The Velvet Underground (1969)

“If I could make the world as pure,
and strange as what I see,
I’d put you in the mirror,
I put in front of me.
I put in front of me.

Linger on your pale blue eyes.”

What blue songs are your favorite?

Songs In Blue

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