Blue Hawaii (song)

"Blue Hawaii" is a popular song written by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger for the 1937 Paramount Pictures film Waikiki Wedding, starring Bing Crosby and Shirley Ross. Crosby recorded a version with backing by Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians, which was released in 1937[2] as the B-side of "Sweet Leilani." This reached the No. 5 spot in the charts of the day during a 13-week-stay [3]

"Blue Hawaii"
Single by Bing Crosby with Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians
A-side"Sweet Leilani"
Format78 rpm
RecordedFebruary 22, 1937[1]
GenreTraditional pop
LabelDecca Records
Songwriter(s)Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger
With Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians

The song subsequently received numerous cover versions, most successfully as the title track of the 1961 Elvis Presley film, the soundtrack of which stayed at #1 on the album chart for twenty consecutive weeks.

Other RecordingsEdit


  1. ^ Decca 1000 - 1500 Numerical Listing 1175
  2. ^ Songs from the Year 1937
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 106. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  4. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "". Retrieved April 9, 2017.