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“Blue Tango” by Leroy Anderson

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“Blue Tango” by Leroy Anderson

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“Blue Tango” by Leroy Anderson


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    “Blue Tango” by Leroy Anderson is a classic pop instrumental.

    Song Title: Blue Tango
    Artist: Leroy Anderson
    Genre: classic pop, light orchestral
    Composer: Copyright © 1951 Leroy Anderson (music) and Mitchell Parish (lyrics)
    Released: 1952
    B-side: Belle of the Ball
    Label: Decca Records #9-27875
    Number of listens: 2364
    Current rank: 2364 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 2158 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Blue Tango” is an instrumental composition by Leroy Anderson, written in 1951 and published in 1952. It was later turned into a popular song with lyrics by Mitchell Parish. Numerous artists have since covered “Blue Tango”.

Song history

    An instrumental version of “Blue Tango” recorded by Anderson (Decca Records, catalog number 27875, with the flip side “Belle of the Ball”) reached #1 on the Billboard chart in 1952. (According to other sources, the Anderson recording first reached the charts on December 29, 1951.) The same recording was released in 1952 by Brunswick Records (United Kingdom) as catalog number 04870, with the same flip side.


    “Blue Tango” was the first instrumental recording ever to sell one million copies.

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