Blue Velvet (song)  

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"Blue Velvet" (1951) is a popular song, written by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris, that has been recorded by several artists. It was first a hit for Tony Bennett in 1951, when it peaked at #16 on the Billboard Best Selling Pop Singles Chart (the predecessor of the Billboard Hot 100). A 1955 version of the song by The Clovers reached #14 on the Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart. Bobby Vinton's version of the song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 21, 1963, and held the top spot for three weeks. It also spent eight weeks atop the U.S. adult contemporary chart. Vinton's version of "Blue Velvet" failed to make the British charts when it was first released, but a re-released version in 1990 went to #2 in the United Kingdom. It was #7 in Australia and #9 in Korea.

The first public performance of the song was by singer Ray Mason in 1950 at a fashion show in Boston.

The song is featured several times in David Lynch's film, Blue Velvet (1986).

Barry Manilow included "Blue Velvet" on his 2006 album, The Greatest Songs of the Sixties.

"Blue Velvet" was included on the Trini Lopez LP The Love Album issued by Reprise Records.

Jimmy Velvit released a 45rpm single of "Blue Velvet" in the mid-1960s.

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