Caribbean Blue

Enya

About Caribbean Blue

"Caribbean Blue" is a song by Irish musician Enya originally released as the second track on her 1991 album Shepherd Moons. The song follows a waltz time signature, and mentions the Anemoi (Ancient Greek wind gods): Boreas, Afer Ventus (Africus), Eurus, and Zephyrus. When released, "Caribbean Blue" reached number eight on the Irish Singles Chart and number 13 on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, it reached number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It was also highly popular in Poland, peaking at number five on the LP3 chart. The music video for the song features visual imagery based on the paintings of Maxfield Parrish, and was an early appearance for British TV-personality Martine McCutcheon. 


Year:
1998
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Eurus
Afer Ventus

So the world goes round and round
With all you ever knew
They say the sky high above
Is Caribbean blue

If every man says all he can
If every man is true
Do I believe the sky above
Is Caribbean blue 

Boreas 
Zephryus 

If all you told was turned to gold
If all you dreamed was new
Imagine sky high above
In Caribbean blue

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Enya

Enya (born Eithne Ní Bhraonáin, Irish pronunciation: [ˈɛnʲə nʲiː ˈvˠɾˠiːn̪ˠaːnʲ], anglicised as Enya Brennan, 17 May 1961) is an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. more »

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Written by: EITHNE NI BHRAONAIN, NICKY RYAN, ROMA RYAN

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15 facts about this song

Release Year
"Caribbean Blue" by Enya was released in the year 1991 as a part of her third studio album 'Shepherd Moons.'
Music Genre
It falls under the genre of New Age music, with elements of Celtic and classical styles interwoven within the melody.
Peak Chart Performance
The song peaked at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart and reached third on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
Billboard Recognition
On the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, "Caribbean Blue" reached the 10th position.
Inspiration Behind The Song
Enya drew inspiration for "Caribbean Blue" from her childhood experiences in Ireland where she would imagine faraway, exotic places while looking out at the sea.
Music Video
A music video was released for the song that was heavily inspired by the artwork of Austrian artist, Maxfield Parrish.
Album Success
The album 'Shepherd Moons' that features "Caribbean Blue" won the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album in 1993.
Instrumentation
The haunting sound of "Caribbean Blue" is achieved with a range of instruments including synthesizers and samplers, along with Enya's distinctive layered vocals.
Songwriting and Production
The song was written by Enya along with Roma Ryan, and it was produced by Nicky Ryan.
Song Duration
The duration of "Caribbean Blue" is approximately three minutes and 58 seconds, making it an average length for a pop song.
Worldwide Appreciation
The song was particularly popular in Poland, where it reached number one on the singles chart.
Compilation Album
"Caribbean Blue" has been included in several of Enya's official compilation albums such as 'Paint the Sky with Stars' and 'The Very Best of Enya.'
Meditative Qualities
The peaceful and calming qualities of "Caribbean Blue" have made it popular for use in relaxation and meditation playlists.
Iconic Lyrics
The song's lyrics, particularly the lines "If every man says all he can, If every man is true, Do I believe the sky above Is Caribbean blue..." are widely recognised by fans worldwide.
Influence
Despite being more than 30 years old, "Caribbean Blue" continues to influence artists in the New Age and Celtic music genres.

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