David Bowie’s ‘Blue Jean’ single was released on 1 September 1984, with the Tonight album following on 24 September.
The b-side was another album track, ‘Dancing With The Big Boys’. Some versions of the 7″ single were pressed on blue vinyl.
The single was a worldwide hit, reaching the top ten in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It did not top the charts in any country.
A 12″ single was also released by EMI, featuring an Extended Dance Mix of ‘Blue Jean’, by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, which took its length from 3:13 to 5:15.
It also contained an Extended Dance Mix and Extended Dub Mix of ‘Dancing With The Big Boys’, both of which were by Arthur Baker.
Also on this day...
- 1987: Live: Madison Square Garden, New York
- 1972: Live: Top Rank Suite, Doncaster
- 1972: UK single release: John, I’m Only Dancing
- 1967: Recording: Let Me Sleep Beside You, Karma Man
- 1965: Recording: Silly Boy Blue, Baby That’s A Promise, Over The Wall We Go
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