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"I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
Single by Elton John
from the album Too Low for Zero
B-side "Choc-Ice Goes Mental" (UK)
"The Retreat" (U.S.)
Released April 1983 (UK); October 1983 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1982
Genre Pop
Length 4:42
Label Rocket (U.K.); Geffen (U.S.)
Writer(s) Elton John (music), Bernie Taupin (lyrics), guitarist Davey Johnstone shares a writing credit.
Producer Chris Thomas
Elton John singles chronology
"All Quiet on the Western Front"
(1982)
"I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
(1983)
"I'm Still Standing"
(1983)

"I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" is a song by British singer Elton John (with lyrics by Bernie Taupin) featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica. The song received largely favourable reviews, with Bill Janovitz of Allmusic declaring the song "likely to stand the test of time as a standard."[1] And it has gone on to be one of John's most-played on radio selections from the 1980s portion of his career. It is also quite well known for being played at Chelsea FC's home matches.

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In Media

Track listing

US 7" single
  1. "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
  2. "The Retreat"
UK 7" single
  1. "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
  2. "Choc Ice Goes Mental"

Song life

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The song appeared on the album Too Low For Zero. Released as a single in April 1983, the song reached number five in the UK chart and number four in the US chart six months later. The song was also featured on the film soundtrack to Peter's Friends in 1992.

The music video was filmed in the The Rivoli Ballroom in London and marked it as one of the very few times John was filmed or videotaped without wearing his trademark eyeglasses.

It was performed live by Mary J. Blige and Elton John, and this version of the song was part of the Mary J. Blige & Friends EP.

Personnel

  • Elton John: piano, synthesizer, vocals
  • Davey Johnstone: guitars, backing vocals
  • Dee Murray: bass, backing vocals
  • Nigel Olsson: drums, backing vocals
  • Stevie Wonder: harmonica

References

  1. ^ I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues at Allmusic

External links

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