Wedding Bell Blues (single)

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Name Wedding Bell Blues
Release 10 May 2019
Total Length 2:57
Recorded Fall 2018
Writer/composer Laura Nyro
Producer Joe Chiccarelli
Art work Cover star: Fabian still from "Ride The Wild Surf" (1964)
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Étienne / BMG
Format(s) Digital Download, 7" Yellow Vinyl
Chart position UK Vinyl Chart #1
Single chronology
Wedding Bell Blues
Bobby, Don't You Think They Know?


Additional vocals: Billie Joe Armstrong, Lydia Night.

Although written by Laura Nyro, the song was made famous by The 5th Dimension and was heavily referenced by the press around the launch of California Son and the subsequent single's release.

Track list

Digital Download

  1. Wedding Bell Blues – 2:57 (Nyro)

7" Vinyl

UK - [Étienne ‎– 538483611]

  1. Wedding Bell Blues – 2:57 (Nyro)
  2. Brow Of My Beloved – 4:36 (Morrissey/Boorer)

Official Lyric Video


Bill I love you so
I always will
I look at you and see
the passion eyes of May
Oh but am I ever gonna see
my wedding day?
Oh I was on your side Bill
when you were losin'
I'd never scheme or lie Bill
There's been no foolin'
but kisses and love won't carry me
till you marry me Bill

Bill I love you so
I always will
and in your voice I hear
a choir of carousels
Oh but am I ever gonna hear
my wedding bells?
I was the one came runnin'
when you were lonely
I haven't lived one day
not loving you only
but kisses and love won't carry me
till you marry me Bill

Bill I love you so
I always will
and though devotion rules my heart
I take no bows
Oh but Bill you know
I wanna take my wedding vows
Come on Bill
Come on Bill
I got the wedding bell blues

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Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 29

Morrissey live history:

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Discogs Information


  • Bass - Mando Lopez
  • Celesta [Celeste] - Gustavo Manzur
  • Design - Morrissey
  • Drums - Matt Walker
  • Engineer - Bill Mims
  • Guitar [Backbeat Guitar], Electric Guitar - Jesse Tobias
  • Guitar [Intro Guitar] - Boz Boorer
  • Lacquer Cut By - SJ (13)
  • Layout - Simon Ryan
  • Management [Morrissey Is Managed At] - Deckstar (2)
  • Management [Morrissey Is Managed By] - Peter Katsis
  • Mixed By - Ken Sluiter
  • Model [Cover Image] - Fabian (6)
  • Performer - Morrissey
  • Piano - Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
  • Producer - Joe Chiccarelli


Issued in a side opening card sleeve. Hype sticker applied directly.

℗ & © 2019 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited Recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, 2018

Publishers: A: Copyright Control / EMI Songs Ltd. B: Copyright Control / Domino Publishing

Cover image: Fabian "Ride The Wild Surf" © 1964, renewed 1992 Jana Film Enterprises, Inc. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Runout info: - Runouts are etched - The Optimal Media "geometric" marks are mirrored


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Wikipedia Information

"Wedding Bell Blues" is a song written and recorded by Laura Nyro in 1966. The best known version was a number one hit for the 5th Dimension in 1969. The lyrics are written from the perspective of a woman whose boyfriend has not yet proposed to her, and who wonders, "am I ever gonna see my wedding day?" The song carries dual themes of adoring love and frustrated lament. The title subsequently became a popular phrase in American pop culture.

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