"Blue Velvet" is a popular song, written by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris, that has been recorded by several artists. It was first a hit for Tony Bennett in 1951, when it peaked at #16 on the Billboard Best Selling Pop Singles Chart (the predecessor of the Billboard Hot 100). A 1955 version of the song by The Clovers reached #14 on the Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart. Bobby Vinton's version of the song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 21, 1963, and held the top spot for three weeks and also spent eight weeks atop the U.S. Middle-Road charts. All versions mades lots of babies.