I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues


I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues

Infobox Single
Name = I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues


Artist = Elton John
from Album = Too Low For Zero
B-side = "Choc-Ice Goes Mental" (U.K.)"The Retreat" (U.S.)
Released = April 1983 (U.K.); October 1983 (U.S.)

Format = 7"
Recorded = 1982
Genre = Pop, Adult Contemporary
Length = 4:42
Label = Rocket (U.K.); Geffen (U.S.)
Writer = Elton John (music), Bernie Taupin (lyrics), Guitarist Davey Johnstone shares a writing credit.
Producer = Chris Thomas
Chart position =

  • #5 (U.K.)
  • #4 Hot 100;#2 Adult Contemporary (U.S.)

  • Last single = "All Quiet on the Western Front"
    (1982)
    This single = "I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues"
    (1983)
    Next single = "I'm Still Standing"
    (1983)
    "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" is a song by British singer Elton John featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica. The song received largely favorable reviews, with one reviewer declaring the song "likely to stand the test of time as a standard." [allmusicguide | id=33:wxfqxxekldje]

    Track Listing

    US 7" Single

    # "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
    # "The Retreat"

    UK 7" Single

    # "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
    # "Choc Ice Goes Mental"

    Music sample

    ong life

    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 charts and number four in the US charts 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, London, UK and marked it as one of the very few times John was filmed or videotaped without wearing his trademark eyeglasses, allbeit large or small framed.

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

    This song was also featured at the end of an episode of the Fox animated comedy "Family Guy" titled "No Meals on Wheels."

    It is also played regularly at Chelsea F.C's home games.

    References

    External links

    * [http://music.aol.com/video/i-guess-thats-why-they-call-it-the-blues/elton-john/1101171 Video] on AOL website
    * [http://www.sweet-calamity.net/blues Fanlisting]


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