Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

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Music video by Elton John performing I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues. (C) 1983 Mercury Records Limited.

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  1. Jose Soto said on January 28, 2017 3:46 am:

    Same here!

  2. Dustshoe said on January 28, 2017 9:51 am:

    National Service. In the late 1950s. And many a scene in the movies is one
    in which vulnerable, unsure or hapless people are seen stepping off a bus
    in, or walking through the gates of, an army camp. Laurel & Hardy did so
    magnificently in Pack Up Your Troubles. In fact, I love this time when this
    great song came out: in the 80s you could be watching this, turn over the
    channel – and there is Laurel & Hardy on – young and old all cosy and
    connected. This pop vid is also great – and powerful. The colour of fun and
    freedom is in marked contrast to the drabness of stern and rigid army camp
    lives; the cool diner contrasting with the austere army canteen; the
    appealing dancing in time to the ragged army work-out. When East Germans
    strained to look West (on fitful TV reception) and saw this, it was
    inevitable the Wall would fall. And today? What about the rest of the world
    where there is trouble and strife? That impacts the West, too. The message
    with this classy yet fun song is that we ought to entertain ourselves to
    our heart’s content. In the 50s, some Christian fundamentalists called
    Rock’n’Roll evil. But, probably in part thanks to Christianity all the same
    (Communism collapsed), the developed West did not fear getting its knickers
    in a twist over issues: and so quickly untwisted itself out of them if it
    did ever get twisted in them. Entertainment is part of civilisation. So
    where am I going? Why don’t the shops and places in towns and cities play
    this kind of music?! It helped to bring down Communism (no exaggeration!).
    And so it can bring down any other power-hungry persons wishing to
    disparage and even quash fun, variety and entertainment as they seek
    greater power for their own particular ends. But not if the music is the
    whiny, self-regarding, beat-like stuff so prevalent everywhere today and
    which drives old people like me up the walls. The walls are coming back
    again. And our entertainers no longer entertain us. Rock’n’Roll is gone.
    Really, it has. Nobody is mixing on the dance floor of life (in spite of
    our so called connectedness). The key is decent entertainment. That’s why
    you are here. Listening to this song. 

  3. Chris Gill said on January 28, 2017 10:57 am:

    If only 19 year old me could’ve known about this song when I got my (1st)
    “Dear John” letter in the Army….

  4. Amelia Menegazzi said on January 28, 2017 10:44 pm:

    Adorooooo essa música !!! Elton vc era gato de mais as???????

  5. Brian Rauchwarter said on January 29, 2017 4:53 am:

    keep your politics to yourself and I will continue to listen to your
    excellent music!

  6. John Borden said on January 29, 2017 8:03 am:

    Elton is singer who puts it to you right in the heart. What a talent!

  7. Rebecca Randleman said on January 30, 2017 3:42 am:


  8. skyelight said on January 31, 2017 5:21 am:

    Wow, this is a great song :)

  9. Reno Faletogo said on January 31, 2017 7:36 am:

    love this song

  10. Kaylyn Zoe (Kaylyn Tracer Zoe) said on January 31, 2017 9:07 am:

    Jump Up is his best 80’s album though and in my top 3 same with The Fox.
    Too Low For Zero is just okay though. Breaking Hearts is better too.

  11. KeweKrypto 12 said on February 1, 2017 4:29 am:

    the democrat anthem!

  12. Wasted Talent said on February 2, 2017 12:15 am:

    “Time on my hands” that part of the song, gives me goosebumps every time.

  13. Stella Mayfair said on February 2, 2017 10:45 am:

    His best song in my opinion. So much heart, love it.

  14. TheCoastalScents said on February 2, 2017 12:36 pm:

    Perfect!!! the Best song. XXX

  15. Jack's Little Corner said on February 3, 2017 5:53 am:

    Elton John. A fucking legend.

  16. Amy Burns said on February 3, 2017 11:23 pm:

    Absolutely beautiful song

  17. Craig Ward said on February 4, 2017 1:31 am:

    This made perfect sense when I left her for basic training…how did we
    grow so far apart

  18. Lisa Thornton said on February 4, 2017 5:47 am:

    One of His best!

  19. Lisa Toner said on February 4, 2017 7:27 am:

    This was the first song I heard by SIr. Elton John, being played on a
    boombox, at a house, walking home from school one sunny afternoon. Aboout 2
    months later, I heard it played at my first ever school dance. Something
    about this song reminds me of the carefree days of being a kid again,
    drinking 7 up from a can and riding my bike all over the neighborhood.

  20. Hot Chocolate Fitness said on February 4, 2017 7:40 am:

    this song never gets old.timeless song!lots of god memories listening to