Showing posts with label Bobby Vinton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bobby Vinton. Show all posts

Bobby Vinton - Blue On Blue on The Best Of Bobby Vinton (1963)

Bobby Vinton - Blue On Blue on The Best Of Bobby Vinton (1963)
"Blue on Blue" is a popular song composed by Burt Bacharach with lyrics by Hal David, first recorded by Bobby Vinton in 1963. Vinton's single spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 3 on July 6, 1963, while reaching No. 2 on Billboard's Middle-Road Singles chart. Vinton's single was a major hit in many other nations as well.



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The success of "Blue on Blue" prompted Vinton to record an entire album of blue-themed songs, also titled Blue on Blue, which produced an even bigger hit in the No. 1 "Blue Velvet".

"Blue on Blue" has been recorded by Paul Anka (1963), Percy Faith (1964), Maureen McGovern (1991), and many others. Samples of a cover version of the song by Gals and Pals from 1966 were included Röyksopp's song 'So Easy'. "Blue on Blue" was also covered by Say Lou Lou in 2015 and used in commercials for the Swedish clothing company Gina Tricot.
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Bobby Vinton - Mr. Lonely On Collections Album (1964)

Bobby Vinton - Mr. Lonely On Collections Album (1964)




"Mr. Lonely" is a song co-written and recorded by Bobby Vinton. The song was first released on Vinton's 1962 album Roses Are Red.

Vinton began writing the song while serving in the Army. The song describes a soldier who is sent overseas and has no communication with his home. The singer laments his condition and wishes for someone to talk with. The single of Vinton's recording was released just as the Vietnam War was escalating and many soldiers were experiencing a similar situation. Vinton and Gene Allan later re-teamed to compose "Coming Home Soldier", which reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1967.

Vinton's recording was included on his Greatest Hits album during autumn of 1964 and was concurrently issued as a single. The song spent 15 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 1 on December 12, 1964, while reaching No. 3 on Billboard's Middle-Road Singles chart. In Canada, the song reached No. 1 on RPM's "Top 40 & 5" chart, while reaching No. 5 on the CHUM Hit Parade. The song also reached No. 2 on New Zealand's "Lever Hit Parade", No. 8 in Australia, No. 24 in Flemish Belgium, and entered into the top 3 in South Africa.
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