Blue Skies (BT song)

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"Blue Skies"
BlueSkies BTfTori.jpg
Single by BT featuring Tori Amos
from the album Ima
ReleasedOctober 28, 1996 (UK)
November 4, 1996 (US)
December 2, 1996 (Australia)
Recorded1996
Genre DanceElectronica
Songwriter(s) Brian Wayne Transeau
BT singles chronology
"Loving You More"
(1995)
"Blue Skies"
(1996)
"Flaming June"
(1997)

"Blue Skies" is a song by American electronica artist BT with featured vocals by Tori Amos. Released as a single in the United Kingdom in October 1996, it hit number one on the United States Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in January 1997. [1] "Blue Skies" also appears on the Party of Five soundtrack. Many versions (remixes) of the song exist.

Contents

While originally announced for BT's follow-up album, ESCM , it was later appended to the double-disc reissue of his first album, Ima .

In the album notes for BT's 10 Years in the Life compilation, BT says that Tori Amos performed 15 minutes of improvisational singing over his track "Divinity", which later became the vocals for "Blue Skies". He says that Tori never sang the words "blue" or "skies" in the recording. He joined together syllables and breaths to make new words through editing.

Track listing

CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Blue Skies" (Radio Edit)3:51
2."Blue Skies" (Delphinium Days Mix)11:48
3."Blue Skies" (Paul van Dyk's Erinnern Indigo Mix)8:13
4."Blue Skies" (Paul van Dyk's Blauer Himmel Mix)8:02
5."Blue Skies" (Robbers of Antiquity Alien Disco Mix)8:02
12-inch single
No.TitleLength
1."Blue Skies" (Radio Edit)3:49
2."Blue Skies" (Rabbit in the Moon's Phathomless Mix)10:14
3."Blue Skies" (Deep Dish Blue Phunk Mix)8:55
4."Blue Skies" (Deep Dish Blue Phunk Dub)4:55
5."Blue Skies" (BT's Liquid Oxygen Dub)9:06

Charts

Chart (1996–1997)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) [2] 93
UK Singles Chart (OCC) [3] 26
UK Dance Chart (OCC) [4] 2
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play [1] 1

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References

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  2. "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 23 Feb 1997". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved April 28, 2017. N.B. The HP column displays the highest position reached.
  3. "Official Charts > BT featuring Tori Amos". The Official UK Charts Company . Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  4. "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40 > 03 November 1996 – 09 November 1996". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved June 1, 2018.