“Blue Jeans” is a song by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey for her studio album Born to Die (2012). It was released on April 8, 2012, by Interscope Records as the third single from the record. Produced by Emile Haynie, the song was written by Del Rey, Haynie, and Dan Heath. It is a downtempo ballad with hip hopinfluences. Charting across Europe and Asia, “Blue Jeans” reached the top 10 in Belgium, Poland, and Israel. Three music videos were created for the song.
The first was self-produced and the second shows Del Rey stands at a microphone in a bland room, accompanied by an electric guitarist. The third, which is the official one, was shot and directed by Yoann Lemoine, featuring film noir elements and crocodiles. A controversial performance of the song on Saturday Night Live placed Del Rey under scrutiny and polarized opinion, though the song itself received acclaim from critics. Wiki