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Electric Blue

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Icehouse



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This is the Australian group's biggest hit in the United States. In it, a man thinks he has a chance at the love of a woman who seems to be above his station. (thanks, Mike - Santa Barbara, CA)
"Icehouse" is Australian slang for an insane asylum. The group had one other US hit a few months earlier with "Crazy," which charted at #14. They were much more popular in their native Australia, where "Electric Blue" was a #1 hit and continues to get airplay.
John Oates of the duo Hall & Oates wrote this with Icehouse lead singer Iva Davies. In 1986, Hall & Oates split up to pursue other interests; Daryl Hall released his second solo album that year, while Oates worked as a producer and songwriter. They reunited in 1988, releasing the album Ooh Yeah!.
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Comments (3):

I just love this song! The lyrics are excellent!
- Krista, Chicago, IL
I agree, Travis, the 80s were filled with little gems like this one. I always liked the song.
- Camille, Toronto, OH
Great song! God the 80's were filled with little gems like this one. I still of the lines "Oh I had a dream, For a moment I believed it was true
Oh I'd have given anything just to be there with you
Are you hiding somewhere behind those eyes?"
- Travis, grandisland, FL
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