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Chris Isaak and ... that's Blue Spanish Sky, not Fly

Artists who often complained about the tedium of filming ‘80s videos should have taken a tip from Chris Isaak. Just get a smokin’ hot model and have them film you getting all steamy with her on a bed, kiddie pool or anywhere.

In 1989, Isaak released his third album called Heart Shaped World that only spent ten weeks on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and peaked at No. 149 despite having many standout tracks including Wicked Game and today’s feature - Blue Spanish Sky.

Director David Lynch gave Wicked Game a new life when his instrumental version of the song was featured in 1990’s Wild At Heart. Inspired by movie, an Atlanta radio program director started featuring the original version on his station and introduced Wicked Game to a national audience where it caught fire, peaked at No. 6 on the singles charts in 1991, spawned a very popular video and propelled Heart Shaped World to sales of more than 2 million copies.

While Blue Spanish Sky never caught on as a single, it is signature Chris Isaak with dreamy vocals and haunting guitar. Isaak released his most recent album in 2011 and is still playing his Gibson guitar to the delight of his fans.

[Last modified: Friday, May 24, 2013 7:26am]


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