Alan Jackson sings “Mercury Blue” On The Sitcom Home Improvement 1996.

Was released on September 13, 1993, the song would reach the number # 2 in US Hot Country Songs, and also got this position in the Canada Country Tracks lists.

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Mercury Blue:

Single K.C Douglas ( Down Town 1949 )
Single K.C Douglas ( Down Town 1949 )

Originally titled “Mercury Boogie”, the song was written by KC Douglas and Robert Geddins, it was recorded for the first time by KC Douglas in 1948 for the label Down Town, it was released in 1949. This song would become a blues standard widely covered, known as “Mercury Blues”. Ford bought the rights to the song for advertising (“Crazy ‘Bout to Ford Truck.”) This song pays tribute to the Mercury cars, which were produced by Ford Motor Company until 2010.

Alan Jackson recorded the song on May 26, 1992, for the arista label, with the production of Keith Stegall, was released on September 13, 1993, the song would reach the number # 2 in US Hot Country Songs, and also got this position in the Canada Country Tracks lists.

The song would be included on the album, A Lot About Livin ‘(And a Little’ bout Love) (Arista 1992), the album got the number # 1 on the lists of U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums. It was a success in sales, it was certified by RIAA 6 x Platinum, when selling more than 6 million copies.
In 1999, Ford Motor Company used the Jackson version of the song in a commercial for Ford trucks, although with the letter changed to “Crazy ’bout a Ford truck”. Jackson appears in the commercial singing the track.

Cd Cover Alan Jackson ( Arista 1992 )
Cd Cover Alan Jackson ( Arista 1992 )

 

Some Versions:

Steve Miller Band 1968 (Capitol)
Orion Express 1975 (Round Mound of Sound)
David Lindley 1981 (Asylum)
Alan Jackson 1992 (Arista)
Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo 1992 (Blind Pig)
Meat Loaf 2003 (Polydor)

And a few more …

Alan Jackson – Mercury Blues Lyrics

Well if I had money,
I’d tell you what I’d do,
I go downtown buy a Mercury or two.
Crazy bout a Mercury,
Lord I’m crazy bout a Mercury,
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.

Well the girl I love,
I stole her from a friend.
He got lucky stole her back again,
She heard he had a Mercury.
Lord she’s crazy bout a Mercury.
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.

Hey now mama
You look so fine
Driven round in your Mercury 49′
Crazy bout a Mercury
Lord I’m crazy bout a Mercury
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.

Well my baby went out
Didn’t stay long,
Bought herself a Mercury, come a cruisen home.
She’s crazy bout a Mercury,
Yeah she’s crazy bout a Mercury.
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.
(Ahhh cruise now)

Well if I had money,
I’d tell you what I’d do,
I go downtown buy a Mercury or two.
Crazy bout a Mercury,
Lord I’m crazy bout a Mercury,
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.

Single Alan Jackson ( Arista 1992 )
Single Alan Jackson ( Arista 1992 )

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