EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Blue Moon’ – The Marcels

What was the number one song in the UK on 4th May 1961?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

American doo-wop group, The Marcels were number one for 2 weeks with Blue Moon.

I LOVE THIS SONG! I feel like it’s been a while, since I said that. The Marcels perfectly doo-wop their hearts out for this fantastically cheering song. Can we also take a moment to credit the marvellous vocals of lead singer, Cornelius ‘Nini’ Harp, which are just gorgeous. All together now, bomp-baba-bomp-ba-bomp-ba-bomp-bomp… vedanga-dang-dang-vadinga-dong-ding…

Lyrics

Blue moon you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will hold
I heard somebody whisper “Please adore me”
And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold!
Blue moon!
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper “please adore me”
And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold!
Blue moon!
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue moon!
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

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