Chart Performance: Pop (#1); 1975
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
After Sherry got the ball rolling, holding on to the #1 spot for 5 weeks in 1962, there was no stopping the 4 Seasons hit juggernaut. Lead singer Frankie Valli even stepped out on his own and logged a #2 solo single – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – in 1967. 1970 found the Jersey group at Detroit’s famous Motown records, however, no hits materialized. When the Seasons left Motown, they took just one track for which they paid four thousand dollars; a solo Frankie recording entitled My Eye Adored You. Writers Bob Crewe and Kenny “I Like Dreamin’ ” Nolan had originally called the song Blue Eyes In Georgia, then altered it when Frankie got involved. Believing in Eyes‘ hit potential, they shopped it to various labels until new-company-on-theblock, Private Stock, picked it up. Eyes slowly climbed to the top, where it stayed for one week, before being bumped by another Crewe/Nolan composition, Lady Marmalade.
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- Bob Crewe
Lyrics Written by:
- Bob Crewe
- Kenny Nolan