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ELECTRIC BLUE

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: ICEHOUSE
 
 
Song Author: Iva Davies, John Oates
 
 
Year Recorded: 1987
 
SONG PROFILE
 
Electric Blue

Released 31 August 1987

Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single

Recorded EMI Studio 301, Sydney

"Electric Blue" is a 1987 hit single by the Australian rock, synthpop band Icehouse and was co-written by Iva Davies of Icehouse and John Oates of the U.S. band Hall & Oates.

The single reached number one on the Australian singles chart on 16 November 1987, number seven on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart the same year, and number 53 on the UK singles charts.

Released in August it was the second single from their number one album Man of Colours on Regular Records in Australia and, with a slightly different cover, on Chrysalis Records for European and North American releases.

It is played regularly on Australian radio stations and remains one of their most popular songs according to listeners of Triple M in 2007.

John Oates became involved with Davies after contacting him to state he was a fan. The resulting collaboration produced this song and Oates has stated that if Davies had not released the song under the Icehouse name then it would have been a Hall and Oates track.