I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
Elton John
John Elton 1983 Guess Why Blues 45
Laughing like children, living like lovers
Rolling like thunder under the covers
And I guess that's why they call it the blues
- harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder -
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1984
  • peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles chart in 1983
  • from Elton John's seventeenth studio album, Too Low for Zero (1983)
  • on the record:
       Elton John- lead vocals, piano, synthesizer
       Davey Johnstone- guitars, backing vocals
       Dee Murray- bass, backing vocals
       Nigel Ollson- drums, backing vocals
       Stevie Wonder- harmonica solo
  • written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Davey Johnstone (guitarist for the Elton John band)
  • produced by Chris Thomas
  • recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat
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