Blue Velvet

Album: Blue on Blue (1963)
Charted: 2 1
Play Video
  • (Blue velvet)

    She wore blue velvet
    Bluer than velvet was the night
    Softer than satin was the light
    From the stars

    She wore blue velvet
    Bluer than velvet were her eyes
    Warmer than May her tender sighs
    Love was ours

    Ours a love I held tightly
    Feeling the rapture grow
    Like a flame burning brightly
    But when she left, gone was the glow of

    Blue velvet
    But in my heart there'll always be
    Precious and warm, a memory
    Through the years
    And I still can see blue velvet
    Through my tears

    She wore blue velvet
    But in my heart there'll always be
    Precious and warm, a memory
    Through the years
    And I still can see blue velvet
    Through my tears (Blue velvet) Writer/s: Bernie Wayne, Lee Morris
    Publisher: MOJO MUSIC & MEDIA GROUP LTD, RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 8th 1963, Bobby Vinton appeared as one of the acts* on the 'Biggest Show of Stars for 1963' tour at the Wichita Forum in Wichita, Kansas...
    At the time his "Blue Velvet" was in its first of two weeks at #3 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the three previous weeks it was at #1 and it stayed on the chart for 15 weeks...
    And on September 1st it also reached #1 {for 7 weeks} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    His next release, "There! I've Said It Again" would also peak at #1 on both the Hot Top 100 and the Adult chart...
    Stanley Robert 'Bobby' Vinton, Jr. will celebrate his 81st birthday this coming April 16th {2016}...
    * Some of other acts on the tour were Fabian, Brenda Lee, Duane Eddy, Freddy Cannon, Chubby Checker, & Bill Black's Combo.
  • Rotunda from Tulsa, OkI always loved Vinton's version of Blue Velvet (1963) & still do even though I don't hear it much on the oldies radio stations now. Back in '63, I still remember hearing a DJ say that the song had been recorded by several artists already, but he never said who. Now, thanks to Songfacts, I know the background of the song better. And thanks to Barry of Sauquoit, NY for all the great info. Barry, if you come back to this site & read my post, I was wondering about Tony Bennett too. The Songfacts comments add that Tony Bennett's version of Blue Velvet was his LAST major hit (in '51). Well, I seem to recall Tony had a huge monster hit in '62 or '63 with "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." I would like to know.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 19th 1964, Bobby Vinton performed a medley of three of his #1 records; "Blue Velvet," "Roses Are Red (My Love)," and "There! I've Said It Again" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    He had one other #1, "Mr. Lonely", which peaked for one week later in 1964...
    At the time of his appearance on 'Sullivan' he was in his 4th and final week at #1 with the "There!" record, the very next week the Beatles started their run of 14 consecutive weeks in the top spot with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (7 weeks), "She Loves You" (2 weeks), and "Can't Buy Me Love" (5 weeks).
  • Matthew from Toronto, OnLove Vinton's vocals on this hit. When he sings, "She wore blooooooooo vel--vet," it really sounds awesome. A top-notch MOR hit.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyTony Bennett's version peaked at #16 in 1951, while the Clovers reached #14 on the R&B chart. A group by the name The Statues peaked at #84 on the Pop chart in 1960...
  • Melissa from Fairborn, OhI have an instrumental version of the song performed by Willis Jackson and Pat Martino from Jazz For When You're Alone.
  • Jacquie from Sparks, NvActually, The song was used at the beginning of the film 'Blue Velvet,' where we see what seems to be a perfect little town, with all sorts of happy imagery to make you feel at ease. It eventually gets to a house where a man who is watering his lawn suddenly suffers a massive heart attack. As everything in the scene turns chaotic, the music goes away, and there's a scene of ants under the lawn fighting and clawing around, symbolizing the seemy underground of this seemingly perfect little town. If you don't get it, just watch the movie. It'll make sense then.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Francesca Battistelli

Francesca BattistelliSongwriter Interviews

The 2011 Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards isn't your typical gospel diva, and she thinks that's a good thing.

Gavin Rossdale of Bush

Gavin Rossdale of BushSongwriter Interviews

On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."

The Evolution of "Ophelia"

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.

Michelle Branch

Michelle BranchSongwriter Interviews

Michelle Branch talks about "Everywhere," "The Game Of Love," and her run-in with a Christian broadcasting network.

Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles

Timothy B. Schmit of the EaglesSongwriter Interviews

Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?

Rush: Album by Album - A Conversation With Martin Popoff

Rush: Album by Album - A Conversation With Martin PopoffSong Writing

A talk with Martin Popoff about his latest book on Rush and how he assessed the thousands of albums he reviewed.