Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Flamingos--I Only Have Eyes For You (1959)

    The song, "I Only Have Eyes for You" has been a touchstone song for many generations dating back to it's origins in 1934. Written for the movie "Dames" starring Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler, then later used in the movie the following year, "The Lady in Red" starring Barbara Stanwick and Gene Raymond. The song was recorded by Peggy Lee in 1950, but it was this version by The Flamingos that has become the standard version. 

   The song later became a hit for Art Garfunkel in October of 1975 and have been used in TV shows as recent as the supernatural thriller, "666 Park Avenue" and "Glee" and movies such as the 2003 movie, "Something's Gotta Give" with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson.


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