‘Love is Blue’

I never intended to designate Friday as music day around here, but I seem to consistently run out of books to review, and thoughts of any kind, by Friday. So I’ve been digging up songs from my past. Several of them were cheerful European songs, which was a kind of a thing when I was a kid.

This one, though it is European, isn’t from my childhood but my adolescence. It was a big hit around the time I finished high school and started college. It meant a lot to me in those days. “Love Is Blue,” written by Andre Popp and performed by Paul Mauriat’s orchestra. It placed fourth in the Eurovision Song Contest, but still went on to become an international hit.

Which is a lesson to us all.

3 thoughts on “‘Love is Blue’”

  1. Ah, yes, the memories this brings back!!!! I first heard it, (along with “Music Box Dancer”, in the parking lot of Super Value in Webster City, IA on my mom’s car radio.Was I ever, ever so young and innocent?

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