Blue Moon

Blue Moon by The Marcels was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, May 4, 1961 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart began writing this for the 1933 movie musical Hollywood Party, but it was cut from the film. The following year, it was used in Manhattan Melodrama - starring Clark Gable, William Powell and Myrna Loy - where it was performed by Shirley Ross in a nightclub scene. The song was originally called "The Bad in Every Man," befitting the story of Gable's kind-hearted criminal, but was rejected by MGM until it was re-worked as "Blue Moon." Mel Tormé sang this in the 1948 movie Words And Music, which was loosely based on the story of Rodgers and Hart's partnership. It was also used in the movies Malaya (1949); East Side, West Side (1950); and With A Song In My Heart (1952) before Elvis Presley recorded it for Sun Records in 1954.

Blue Moon FAQs

Who sang Blue Moon?

Blue Moon was performed by The Marcels

What year did Blue Moon get to the UK number 1 spot?

Blue Moon first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, May 4, 1961

How long was Blue Moon at number 1 in the UK?

Blue Moon spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.