The Story of the Blues (song)

"The Story of the Blues" is a song by English band Wah!, released as a single in 1982. It was the third single to be released under the name Wah!, after "Forget the Down!" and "Somesay". Wah! was also known as Wah! Heat, Shambeko! Say Wah!, JF Wah!, The Mighty Wah! and Wah! The Mongrel. "The Story of the Blues" is the band's biggest hit, reaching No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart[1] and No. 5 on the Irish Singles Chart.[2]

"The Story of the Blues"
Single by Wah!
GenreNew wave
LabelEternal, WEA
Songwriter(s)Pete Wylie
Producer(s)Mike Hedges
Wah! singles chronology
"The Story of the Blues"
"Hope (I Wish You'd Believe Me)"

Track listingEdit

7" single
A. "The Story of the Blues Part One"
B. "The Story of the Blues Part Two (Talkin' Blues)"
12" single
A. "The Story of the Blues Part One and Part Two (Talkin' Blues)"
B. "Seven Minutes to Midnight (Liveish)"


  1. ^ "WAH! - "The Story of the Blues" Peak Position". Official Charts Company.
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