Suzanne Vega made beautiful songs in the 1980s, none any more beautiful than Small Blue Thing. It’s not so much that it is catchy, but it is haunting – not turning in my hand… but turning in my hand.
It’s a song that deserves reintroduction as much as any other with a remake by a different kind of musical performer. It could be a power guitar ballad for sure for the right band. It’s a very flexible piece of music. But treated as an homage to the songwriting, not as a hitmaker.
I don’t see many versions of this song on Second Hand Songs.