Songs are like tattoos – My Top Ten Blue Songs

Back again with the weekly top tens with “My Top Ten Blue Songs”. I was a little surprised to see some of my forever favorite songs include the word “blue” in them, which is my favorite color, by the way.

What are some of your favorite blue songs?

Leonard Cohen

Blue Songs – My Top Ten

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Song 1 – “Famous Blue Raincoat” by Leonard Cohen

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

“Well, I see you there with the rose in your teeth.
One more thin gypsy thief.
Well, I see Jane’s awake –
she sends her regards.”

Song 2 – “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 Volume 1-3 (Rare and Unreleased) (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.”

Song 3 – “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra

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

“Sun is shinin’ in the sky.
There ain’t a cloud in sight.
It’s stopped rainin’ everybody’s in the play.
And don’t you know.
It’s a beautiful new day, hey hey.”

Song 4 – “Pale Blue Eyes” by The Velvet Underground

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

“Linger on,
your pale blue eyes.”

Song 5 – “Blue” by The Jayhawks

“Blue” by The Jayhawks – from the album, Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995)

“Stood by on believing.
Stood by on my own.
Always thought I was someone.
Turned out I was wrong.”

Song 6 – “Blue Skies” by Ella Fitzgerald

“Blue Skies” by Ella Fitzgerald – from the album, Get Happy! (1959)

“Blue skies,
smiling at me.
Nothing but blue skies,
do I see.”

Song 7 – “Blue Jean” by David Bowie

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

“Blue Jean.
I just met a girl named Blue Jean.
Blue Jean.
She got a camouflaged face and no money.”

Song 8 – “Blue Kiss” by Jane Wiedlin

“Blue Kiss” by Jane Wiedlin – from the album, Jane Wiedlin (1985)

“Red lips kissin’ away my fears.
A blue kiss bringin’ me back to tears.
Why does it have to be such a blue kiss?
Yea, these kisses are blue.
Now I color my world with a blue kiss.
I’ve got kisses for you.”

Song 9 – “Blue Highway” by Billy Idol

“Blue Highway” by Billy Idol – from the album, Rebel Yell (1983)

You know we’re gonna ride on the blue highway.
Walk with electro-glide on the blue highway.
Wave hello to Christ on my highway.
Yes, I almost died on the blue highway.”

Song 10 – “Blue Orchid” by The White Stripes

“Blue Orchid” by The White Stripes – from the album, Get Behind Me Satan (2005)

You took a white orchid,
turned it blue.”

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