Deep Blue Something
Deep Blue Something is an American rock band who are known for their 1995 hit single “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” from their second album Home. Home achieved gold-record status; however, the band parted ways with Interscope and went on creative hiatus for several years, only releasing the follow-up Byzantium in Japan and some European countries. They eventually signed with the Aezra label and released Deep Blue Something in mid-2001, breaking up shortly after. The band regrouped with all members at the end of 2014 and signed to John Kirtland’s independent label, Kirtland Records.
The group was founded in 1991 in Denton, Texas, by brothers Todd and Toby Pipes, students at the University of North Texas at the time. The brothers enlisted drummer John Kirtland and guitarist Clay Bergus. Deep Blue Something originally performed as Leper Messiah, after the line from David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust”.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is a 1995 song recorded by American alternative rock band Deep Blue Something. Originally appearing on the album 11th Song, it was later re-recorded and released on their album Home. It was the band’s only hit, peaking at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100. Outside the United States, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked within the top ten on the charts of Australia, Flanders, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland and Sweden.
Todd Pipes said in a Q magazine article about the promotion of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “As the song had ‘breakfast’ in the title, radio stations thought it would be genius to have us on at breakfast time. We’d be up ’til 3 am and they’d wonder why we were pissed off playing at 6 am.” Follow-up singles failed to match the success of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
VH1 and Blender ranked the song number six on their list of the “50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever”.