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Breaking Bad Surprise Ending – Badfinger Baby Blue

by Paul Cashmere on October 1, 2013

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So Breaking Bad really did have a surprise ending – The Badfinger classic ‘Baby Blue’ was played. I bet you didn’t see that coming.

Streaming company Spotify reports that the effect of the Badfinger song being used in the final show’s soundtrack has sent the song soaring 9000% in global steams.

60s UK band Badfinger were originally called The Iveys. Paul McCartney heard them and signed them to The Beatles new record label at the time, Apple. The first Badfinger singer was the McCartney penned ‘Come And Get It’. The Beatles originally demoed the song but didn’t use it. In 1996 it was officially released on the Beatles Anthology albums.

Badfinger had four global hits on Apple. ‘Come And Get It’, ‘No Matter What’, ‘Day After Day’ and ‘Baby Blue’ were all top 40 hits in the USA, UK and Australia.

Badfinger also wrote ‘Without You’, originally covered by Nilsson and years later became a hit again for Mariah Carey.

‘Baby Blue’ from the 1971 album ‘Straight Up’, was produced by Todd Rundgren. It was mixed by Eddie Kramer. Pete Ham wrote the song about his girlfriend Dixie.

‘Baby Blue’ was also used in 2006 for Martin Scorsese’s movie ‘The Departed’.

The inclusion of the song in Breaking Bad was used to represent the main character Walter White’s obsession with blue meth.

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