Here at SelectSpecs, we try and offer as much advice, tips and information as we can about eye health, looking after your eyes and keeping on top of your eye checks (you should get them tested at least once every 2 years, may we just remind you.)
Now, we don’t need to tell you how important your eye health is as we’re sure you already know, but it’s not just us telling you that – there’s a whole library of singers and musicians who went to the effort to write songs about eyes because they too know of their significance.
Poets say that eyes are the windows to our souls, whilst lovers fall in love while looking deeply into the other’s eyes. So, to reiterate that fact in a fun way here are 5 examples of some of most famous songs about eyes ever written;
1. Franke Valli “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”
What kind of list would this be without Franke Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”, which puts into words one of the most common feelings you have when you’re falling madly, deeply in love with someone. What made this song even better however is Heath Ledger’s rendition in 1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You, unforgettable.
2. Frank Sinatra “I Only Have Eyes For You”
Meanwhile Frank Sinatra tried to get the same message across with “I Only Have Eyes For You”, explaining the first moments when a couple gets together and they can spend hours looking longingly into each other’s eyes, or is he answering back to a ‘wandering eyes’ accusation? You decide.
3. LeAnn Rimes “The Light In Your Eyes”
LeAnn Rimes “The Light In Your Eyes” is a song that proves our eyes might just be the windows to our souls – down and sad or happy and excited, you can certainly tell a lot from someone’s eyes! As this song encourages; follow your dreams and don’t ever lose the light is in your eyes, or something like that.
4. Van Morrison “Brown Eyed Girl”
Perhaps the most famous song about eyes is “Brown Eyed Girl” sang by Van Morrison, who allegedly says he never received any royalties for writing or recording this song. That and he married blue-eyed woman that’s been the butt of any jokes on him since, poor Van, no wonder why he rarely gives interviews.
5. Rednex “Cotton-Eyed Joe”
Without even realising it, that classic redneck belter of a track you used to hoe-down to at your local school disco in the 90’s does include the word ‘eye’ – however the term ‘cotton-eyed Joe’ is something we won’t be going into, we’re not in the business of ruining childhoods.
The thing about eyes is that a songwriter can use them to convey so many different moods and feelings, creating imagery and pictures to understand the message they’re trying to portray.
You can do exactly the same, by choosing the right glasses you can change the mood of your face, the feeling you give off to others and you can help your eyes tell a story. Or, if we’ve missed any classic songs on eyes, let us know in the comments section below!