Song of the Day: Jimmy Clanton, “Venus In Blue Jeans”

Songwriter Howard Greenfield, who worked with Neil Sedaka and Jack Keller among other great composers, would be 85 years old today. "Venus In Blue Jeans" was written by Greenfield and Keller and recorded by Jimmy Clanton in 1962. It peaked at #7 that year.

9 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Jimmy Clanton, “Venus In Blue Jeans”

  1. What a nice song. I don’t know why I thought of my mom but probably because she had wonderful memories of the 1950s.

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  2. This is a great oldie and I remember playing it over and over again. Back in the days when life was more innocent, “Venus In Blue Jeans” fit this image, with Clanton singing about a heavenly teenage girl here on Earth. He was 21 when he recorded it; it was his last Top 40 hit.

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  3. I remember my sister flogging this to death on her old Danette portable record player. Portable it was huge and weighed a ton! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’œ

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  4. Do you know what the significance of The Wonder Years and that song is by any chance?

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  5. Hi John – I do love this song … and wonder what Venus (the goddess) would look like in blue jeans!! All the best for the week ahead – Hilary

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