Blue Ain't Your Color

"Blue Ain't Your Color" is a song written by Steven Lee Olsen, Hillary Lindsey, and Clint Lagerberg and recorded by New Zealand-born Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released on 8 August 2016 as the fourth single from Urban's 2016 album Ripcord.

"Blue Ain't Your Color"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Ripcord
Released8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
FormatDigital download
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Wasted Time"
"Blue Ain't Your Color"
"The Fighter"

The song has been a big commercial and chart success. In the United States, it reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts for 12 straight weeks in that position on the former.[1] It also peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"Blue Ain't Your Color" also received two Grammy nominations at the 59th Grammy AwardsBest Country Solo Performance for Urban and Best Country Song for its songwriters.


"Blue Ain't Your Color" is about a male observing a lonely woman at a bar who is dissatisfied in her current relationship. This song is set in the key of G major and has a 6/8 time signature and a main chord pattern of G–Am–C–D–G.[2]

Commercial performanceEdit

In the US, "Blue Ain't Your Color" reached number one on the Country Airplay chart and number one on the Hot Country Songs chart, and remained there for twelve consecutive weeks at that spot until it was knocked off by "Better Man", performed by Little Big Town.[3]

The song debuted at number 73 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and has reached number 24.[4] It became Urban's nineteenth top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, seventh top 30 hit and first top 30 hit since "We Were Us" in 2013. In June 2017, the song reached a million copies in sales,[5] and has sold 1,163,000 copies in the US as of December 2017.[6]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by motion picture director Carter Smith and premiered in September 2016. It shows Urban singing on the stage while a woman (played by Amber Valletta) comes into the bar crying and playing the jukebox and dancing to the song.[7]

Charts and certificationsEdit


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