Tune Tuesday: Blue Velvet 1963

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We are traveling back to 1963! Fifty-five years ago, today, the #1 Billboard Hot 100 song was Bobby Vinton‘s version of Blue Velvet.

The song was written and composed by Lee Morris and Bernie Wayne (whom also wrote “There She Is”, The Miss America song).

Tony Bennett recorded the first version in 1951 with Percy Faith‘s Orchestra. It’s highest rank was on Cash Box Top 50 at #12. The Clovers (Love Potion No. 9) recorded a version in 1955 that reached #14 on Billboard’s R&B chart.

Though there have been many, many versions of the song recorded, including versions from Bobby Rydell, Brenda Lee, Pat Boone, Sammy Davis Jr., The Lettermen, Isabella Rossellini and Barry Manilow, Bobby Vinton‘s version was the most popular…and my favorite. ~Vic

2 thoughts on “Tune Tuesday: Blue Velvet 1963

    JT Twissel said:
    October 10, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    I always associate that song with the movie which probably isn’t fair.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      October 10, 2018 at 5:20 PM

      Not at all. Many people associate the song with the movie. There is a reason why David Lynch put it in the movie.

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