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The Best Songs About The Color Blue 

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Updated April 19, 2020 651 votes 303 voters 26.3k views 58 items

Blue songs aren't all necessarily about feeling sad or having the blues. Some of the best songs about the color blue are simply about the actual color itself, rather than the feelings or associations tied to it. Bob Dylan wrote one of the best blue songs with the stand-out "Tangled Up in Blue" from his break up album "Blood on the Tracks."

Our greatest American composer, George Gershwin, composed the exultant jazz-classical work "Rhapsody in Blue" as far back as 1924. Woody Allen loved this blue song much, he used it to convey his love affair with New York his opening scene of "Manhattan" (which you can check out below). Other songwriters like Joni Mitchell go decidedly more mellow with her rendering of "Blue."

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Ann Faurbo added Elvis Presley
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Bob Dylan
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Tom Islava added Elvis Presley
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David Bowie
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Tom Islava added Elton John
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Brian Graff added Bobby Vinton
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Madonna
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Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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R.E.M.
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The Beatles
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Joni Mitchell
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The Rolling Stones
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Ultravox
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Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
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Siouxsie & The Banshees
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RichardClear added Julee Cruise
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Rosemary Clooney
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Elvis Presley
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Kate Bush
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