The release

The ‘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.

Lyrics

Blue Jean
I just met a girl named Blue Jean
Blue Jean
She got a camouflaged face and no money
Remember they always let you down when you need ’em
Oh Blue Jean
Is heaven any sweeter than Blue Jean?

She got a police bike
She got a turned up nose

Sometimes I feel like
(Oh, the whole human race)
Jazzin’ for Blue Jean
(Oh, and when my Blue Jean’s blue)
Blue Jean can send me
(Oh, somebody send me)
Somebody send me
(Oh, somebody send me)

One day I’m gonna write a poem in a letter
One day I’m gonna get that faculty together
Remember that everybody has to wait in line
For Blue Jean
Look out world, oh you know I’ve got mine

She got Latin roots
She got everything

Sometimes I feel like
(Oh, the whole human race)
Jazzin’ for Blue Jean
(Oh, and when my Blue Jean’s blue)
Blue Jean can send me
(Oh, somebody send me)
Somebody send me
(Oh, somebody send me)

Sometimes I feel like
(Oh, the whole human race)
Jazzin’ for Blue Jean
(Oh, and when my Blue Jean’s blue)
Blue Jean can send me
(Oh, somebody send me)
Somebody send me
(Oh, somebody send me)
Somebody somebody
(Oh, somebody send me)
Somebody send me
(Oh, somebody send me)