The Simpsons Sing the Blues
- This article is about the album. For the book, see The Simpsons Sing the Blues (book).
| The Simpsons Sing the Blues
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The Simpsons Sing the Blues is the first of many Simpsons albums, and the only Simpsons album ever released in LP record format. The album contained originally recorded music, produced during the early second season. It was due to be released in October 1990, but pushed to November 1990, and finally released on December 4, 1990.
An early musical number, "Do the Bartman", leads the album as the first track and the first single released. It was an international success, including being the UK number one single on February 16, 1991, staying there for a further two weeks being certified Gold after selling over 400,000 copies. This was over 5 years before the show was actually shown on mainstream British TV, though it had premiered on the satellite channel Sky One in 1990. The album was released in the same month, and reached number six. This song is considered a style parody.
Though "Bartman" was hugely popular on North American radio and video music channels, it was not released commercially as a single.
The second single released, "Deep, Deep Trouble" also did well in the UK, reaching number 7. Both "Do The Bartman" and "Deep, Deep Trouble" were released as music videos in 1991.
Different cast members lent their voices to the album with both new material and covers of classic blues songs.
There were a number of notable musicians who appeared on the album, including B. B. King, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Dr. John and Marcy Levy.
A book was also released in 1991 featuring the lyrics of the songs.
The album was a success in the United States where it peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200, becoming the highest peaking album for The Simpsons franchise. However, despite the high peak, the album remains uncertified, according to the RIAA website.
The album was also a success in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at #6 on the country's albums chart. The album was eventually certified Gold in the UK.
The Simpsons albums
|The Simpsons Sing the Blues (1990) • Songs in the Key of Springfield (1997) • The Yellow Album (1998) • Go Simpsonic with The Simpsons (1999) • Go Simpsonic with The Simpsons and Songs in the Key of Springfield (2001) • The Simpsons Movie: The Music (2007) • The Simpsons: Testify (2007) • The Simpsons Game (2008)|
|Do the Bartman (1990) • Deep, Deep Trouble (1991) • The Simpsons Sing Do the Bartman Deep, Deep Trouble (1991) • God Bless the Child (1991) • The Streets of Springfield (1997)|
|I Am Not Homer (2002)|