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Eye Tunes: 63 Pop, Rock and Country Songs About Eyes

Songs About Eyes

Celebrate eyes as the window to the soul with this playlist of songs.  We have a long list of pop, rock and country eye tunes to help you out.
Celebrate eyes as the window to the soul with this playlist of songs. We have a long list of pop, rock and country eye tunes to help you out. | Source

A Playlist of Eye Tunes: Celebrate Your Most Important Sense

When you look into the eyes of your sweetheart, what do you see? Lying eyes, crying eyes, another's eyes, or perhaps the bluest (or brownest) eyes you've ever loved?

Eyes are arguably our most important sense, as about 80% of information we receive from the environment comes to us through our vision. And whether we like it or not, our eyes are also involved in telegraphing cues to others regarding our

  • emotions
  • health status
  • social and sexual attraction and
  • behavioral intentions.

Celebrate the magic and the beauty of eyes with a playlist of pop, rock, and country hits about them. We have a long list of hits to start you off with.

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1. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli

In love from a distance, the narrator in this 1967 song describes the woman he is smitten with as too "just too good to be true." He finds himself staring at someone he's never touched, dreaming of long nights alone with her.

Sounds like someone is getting way ahead of himself. Shouldn't he stop the creepy staring and introduce himself?

2. "In Another's Eyes" by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

Imagine looking into your spouse's eyes and consistently pining away for someone else. That's what these cheating hearts are up to in this 1997 country song.

With angst, a couple who is married but not to each other describe the misplaced trust that their spouses put in them. While they're busy committing adultery, the unfaithful man's spouse denies to herself and the world he can do any wrong. And the cheating woman's husband suspects her infidelity but hopes he can turn the tide before he loses her.

3. "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison

This classic 1967 song originally wasn't supposed to be about eyes at all. It was allegedly about an interracial relationship and titled "Brown-Skinned Girl." The song recounts the carefree days of young love. Ever-catchy, it was named one of Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

4. "Green Eyes" by Coldplay

The guy in this 2002 song regards his green-eyed lover as a confidante to whom he can unload his feelings. She makes his world a brighter one just by being in it.

5. "Bluest Eyes in Texas" by Restless Heart

Oh, the games we play with coulda-woulda-shoulda. This 1988 country song is about the heartbreak of life on the road. The narrator is haunted by the memory of a golden-haired, blue-eyed girl, crying in his rear view mirror. Now he finds himself lonely and wondering whether he did the right thing by leaving his Texan beauty behind.

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

— Jim Carrey, American comedian

6. "Lyin' Eyes" by The Eagles

Have you ever noticed a couple wherein there's an attractive woman decades younger than her rich, unattractive husband? Is it love or an implicit deal? Who are they really fooling?

This 1975 classic tells the story of a young woman who has married a much older, wealthy man. She has the financial security but not the loving warmth that she seeks, so she tells him a lie to get out of the house at night. Caught between two worlds, she then sneaks over to the cheating side of town.

Don't rely on the idea that liars tend to look up and to the right.  Instead, look more for hand gestures and verbal hesitations in spotting a liar.
Don't rely on the idea that liars tend to look up and to the right. Instead, look more for hand gestures and verbal hesitations in spotting a liar. | Source

30 Eye-Related Idioms

Idiom
Meaning
Idiom
Meaning
apple of my eye
someone you cherish dearly
catch someone's eye
to attract someone's attention
sight for sore eyes
so happy to see you
feast your eyes on
to look at something with pleasure
in someone's mind's eye
to visualize something
eagle eyes
someone with exceptional vision or attention to detail
able to do something with one's eyes shut
able to do something very easily
eyes like a hawk
someone who notices every small detail
cast an eye over something
to briefly look over, without going into details
more than meets the eye
there is hidden information that you do not have
in the blink of an eye
suddenly
didn't bat an eye
showing no emotion
pull the wool over someone's eyes
to fool or deceive someone
spit in someone's eyes
to show extreme contempt, disrespect or ingratitude
close one's eyes to something
to ignore something or pretend that it isn't happening
look someone in the eye
look someone directly in the face without shame, embarrassment, or fear
all eyes are on someone
everyone's attention is focused on someone
couldn't believe my eyes
I was extremely surprised
eye of the storm
temporary peaceful time before trouble or conflict sets in
eyes wide open
understanding what is going on
your eyes are bigger than your stomach
you've taken more than you can eat
have half an eye on
to watch something without giving your full attention
see eye to eye
to be in full agreement
to give someone the evil eye
to look at someone angrily or unpleasantly
get a black eye
to suffer reputational damage
get an eyeful of something
to see as much as you want to see of something
have eyes in the back of one's head
to know what's going on even if one cannot see it
have stars in one's eye
to be obsessed with movies, Hollywood, theater, etc.
in a pig's eye
(a way of showing scornful disbelief)
keep one's eye on the ball
to remain focused
Brown eyes are actually blue underneath.  A medical laser procedure can  permanently remove the brown melanin and change brown eye color to blue.
Brown eyes are actually blue underneath. A medical laser procedure can permanently remove the brown melanin and change brown eye color to blue. | Source

7. "I Only Have Eyes for You" by The Flamingos

The love struck man in this 1959 classic has tunnel vision:

You are here, and so am I
Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I only have eyes for you.

8. "Angel Eyes" by The Jeff Healey Band

How he ever caught her eye he doesn't know, but the self-denigrating fella in this 1989 country song is so glad he did. He never learned to dance and he's never been much of a looker, so he believes he doesn't deserve her love. Something in the stars aligned, however. Angel Eyes sees something in him that even he doesn't.

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9. "Hungry Eyes" by Eric Carmen

The protagonist in this 1987 song opens up to the woman he has the hots for. However, instead of coming off as romantic or clever, he plays the creepy card big time. Tell me he doesn't sound like a wolf chasing Little Red Riding Hood with his hungry eyes:

I've been meaning to tell you
I've got this feelin' that won't subside.
I look at you, and I fantasize
You're mine tonight
Now I've got you in my sights.

10. "My Eyes" by Blake Shelton (featuring Gwen Sebastian)

In this 2014 song, the narrator gets an eyeful of a woman he likes. He undresses her with his eyes and isn't bashful about saying so:

Come a little closer, come a little closer
Come a little closer, girl the way you look tonight
My eyes are the only thing I don't wanna take off of you.

Eye color is one of the first things people notice about another person.  Brown is the most prevalent eye color in the world.
Eye color is one of the first things people notice about another person. Brown is the most prevalent eye color in the world. | Source

11. "Doctor My Eyes" by Jackson Browne

Based on the upbeat tempo of this 1972 hit, you'd think that this was a happy song. However, pay attention to its lyrics and you'll discover a soul-searching narrator who is concerned because he has turned off his feelings.

He's seen some unspecified evil in the world yet learned how to mask his emotions. Now, he worries what the impact might be.

12. "Behind These Hazel Eyes" by Kelly Clarkson

The heartbroken narrator in this 2004 pop song feels like a shadow of the woman she used to be. Her breakup has left her torn up, sleepless and an emotional mess. However, as a sign of strength, she vows to only cry on the inside. She won't let her ex-lover see her weep. You go, girl!

13. "These Eyes" by The Guess Who

Talk about pouring the guilt on thick (like peanut butter)! The guy in this 1969 rock classic has been left by his ladylove, and now he's trying to make her feel sorry for him.

He reminds her that she broke her promise, says he'll never be free, and he claims that she ended his (sorry-a**) world. With her gone, now all he does is boo-hoo. He swears he'll never love another.

Suck it up and move on, buddy! She ain't ever coming back!

Everyone will eventually get cataracts if they live long enough.  It's a normal change to the eye that occurs on average at age 70.  So you have THAT to look forward to!
Everyone will eventually get cataracts if they live long enough. It's a normal change to the eye that occurs on average at age 70. So you have THAT to look forward to! | Source

14. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel

In the most poetic way, the guy in this 1986 song tells his sweetheart that she completes him. He sees it all in her eyes:

In your eyes, I see the doorway to a thousand churches
In your eyes, the resolution of all the fruitless searches
In your eyes, I see the light and the heat
In your eyes. Oh, I want to be that complete.

15. "Fresh Eyes" by Andy Grammer

Have you ever looked at someone you've known for years and suddenly seen them in a brand new light? You notice how gorgeous and amazing they are yet they were in front of your eyes all along. What happened?

This 2016 song describes the feeling of viewing a friend (or even a stranger) through fresh eyes. Make sure to watch the Andy Grammer's video; it will leave you with a smile on your face and a lump in your throat.

Pupils dilate in response to light, sexual arousal, and mental effort (such as a difficult math problem).  People are more likely to perceive targets with larger, more dilated pupils as more attractive, although they may not register why.
Pupils dilate in response to light, sexual arousal, and mental effort (such as a difficult math problem). People are more likely to perceive targets with larger, more dilated pupils as more attractive, although they may not register why. | Source

16. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" by Willie Nelson

Long ago, the narrator in this 1975 country song said goodbye to a blue-eyed beauty, and as he left her crying in the rain, they both knew they would never meet again. Now an old man, he still remembers her that sad day and continues to love her. Instead of trying to reconnect with her on Earth, he hopes to do so in the afterlife. (Don't wait. You may not be going the same direction.)

17. "Pretty Eyes" by Alex Goot

The guy in this 2011 ballad is a smooth talker alright. He's trying to get his summer lover to stay the night with him by describing the power and beauty of her eyes. Comparing their color to the summer sky, he tells her that they glow and that "you and your pretty eyes, you keep me alive, keep me alive." Okay, so now he's making this a life and death issue?

18. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler

What an incredible power ballad this 1983 song is. If you've ever had a relationship that's desperately broken and unfixable, this one's for you.

The song's narrator refers to her lover as "Bright Eyes." They've had a tumultuous relationship, and he has turned away from her. Now she is left crying, lonely, and desperate for him to love her like he used to.

Our heartbroken narrator pleads with her Romeo to turn back and try to recapture the feelings they once shared so freely. But it ain't happening.

Speakers who make eye contact with their targets are perceived as more earnest and believable.  Closing your eyes while speaking can communicate superiority or boredom.
Speakers who make eye contact with their targets are perceived as more earnest and believable. Closing your eyes while speaking can communicate superiority or boredom. | Source

19. "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes

The narrator of this 1981 Grammy-winning song describes a seductress who is "pure as New York snow." She's a woman with all the tricks at her disposal. She teases, pleases and uses a combination of her natural beauty and street smarts to get what she wants. Among these are her seductive eyes.

20. "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride

When you become a parent, you are filled with the determination and hope of becoming a better version of yourself. This 2003 country song describes how a young mother has been transformed by seeing herself as her daughter does: strong, heroic, wise.

She looks at her daughter's perspective on the world and is buoyed by the child's optimism. Her daughter sees everyone as equals and the world at peace. As a result, the mother is motivated to make the world a better place for her family, one that more closely resembles what her child sees.

Contrary to what you learned in high school biology, new research has found eye color to be influenced by 16 genes rather than two.  This makes predicting eye color difficult.
Contrary to what you learned in high school biology, new research has found eye color to be influenced by 16 genes rather than two. This makes predicting eye color difficult. | Source

Even More Songs About Eyes

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Blue Eyes
Elton John
1982
22. Brown Eyes
Lady Gaga
2008
23. Eyes of a Woman
Tim McGraw
1999
24. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
The Platters
1958
25. Private Eyes
Hall and Oates
1981
26. Pale Blue Eyes
Velvet Underground
1972
27. Sexy Eyes
Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
1977
28. Thousand Eyes
Of Monsters and Men
2015
29. The Light in Your Eyes
LeeAnn Rimes
1997
30. Pretty Brown Eyes
Cody Simpson
2013
31. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Chuck Berry
1956
32. Sad Eyes
Robert John
1979
33. Beautiful Eyes
Taylor Swift
2008
34. My Eyes Have Seen You
The Doors
1967
35. Angel in My Eyes
John Michael Montgomery
1997
36. Eyes of a Woman
Journey
1992
37. Sight for Sore Eyes
Aerosmith
1977
38. Green-Eyed Lady
Sugarloaf
1970
39. Brown Eyes
Destiny's Child
2013
40. Behind Blue Eyes
The Who
1971
41. Your Eyes
Simply Red
2000
42. Eyes Wide Open
Sabrina Carpenter
2015
43. Close Your Eyes
Meghan Trainor
2015
44. Beautiful In My Eyes
Joshua Kadison
1993
45. Wild Eyes
Broiler (featuring Ravvel)
2014
46. My Father's Eyes
Eric Clapton
1998
47. Spanish Eyes
Willie Nelson (featuring Julio Iglesias)
1988
48. Sad Eyes
Enrique Iglesias
1999
49. For Your Eyes Only
Sheena Easton
1981
50. Don't Close Your Eyes
Keith Whitley
1988
51. Open Your Eyes (Deep Blue Songspell)
Bea Miller
2014
52. Wandering Eyes
Ronnie McDowell
1980
53. Looking Through Your Eyes
LeeAnn Rimes
1998
54. Lonely Eyes
Chris Young
2013
55. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Crystal Gayle
1977
56. Eyes Open
Taylor Swift
2012
57. Eyes Without a Face
Billy Idol
1983
58. Sometimes an Old Memory Gets In My Eye
Dolly Parton
1973
59. Goodbye In Her Eyes
Zac Brown Band
2012
60. Rhinestone Eyes
Gorillaz
2010
61. Not a Dry Eye Left in the House
Meatloaf
1995
62. My Eyes Adored You
Frankie Valli
1974
63. Crystal Eyes
LA Guns
1984
Know a song about eyes that should be on our playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comment Section below.
If you have green eyes, consider yourself a rare breed indeed.  Green eyes occur in about 2% of the world's population.
If you have green eyes, consider yourself a rare breed indeed. Green eyes occur in about 2% of the world's population. | Source

What's In a Name? Locations with Names Associated With Eyes

show route and directions
A markerBlind Mountain, Nevada, USA -
Blind Mountain, Nevada, USA
get directions

B markerBlue Eye, Missouri, USA -
Blue Eye, MO 65611, USA
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C markerCornea, Romania -
Cornea, Romania
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the cornea is the transparent layer that forms the front of the eye

D markerCrying Child Island, Florida, USA -
Crying Child Island, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, USA
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E markerLens, France -
Lens, France
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the lens is a transparent structure in the eye that changes shape and causes light rays that hit it to bend to form an image

F markerMacula, Angola -
Macula, Angola
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the part of the eye with the greatest visual acuity

G markerOne Eye Lake, Canada -
One Eye Lake, Cariboo J, BC V0L, Canada
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H markerRedeye River, Minnesota, USA -
Redeye River, Sebeka, MN, USA
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I markerShuteye Peak, California, USA -
Shuteye Peak, California 93604, USA
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J markerStaring Lake, Minnesota, USA -
Staring Lake, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, USA
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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

Suhail and my dog - Thank you for the song suggestion. (I like the 80s hair metal bands too!) I've added it as #63. Have a great week!


Suhail and my dog 4 weeks ago

Hi FlourishAnyway,

I have been listening to Eagles' Lying Eyes since late 80s. However, I like an 'eye' song - "Crystal Eyes" from 80s Hair Metal Band called LA Guns the best. These two songs are my personal favorites. Now I will be listening to those songs you have included in this hub.

Regards,


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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - Thank you for your words of encouragement. This one was a fun one to write. Have a terrific week!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

WOW lots of music to like here all about eyes. Thanks for the inspiration. Time for another music blog on eyes I see. I have done two but you gathered so many that I have to take another look. These are awesome hubs looking forward to more.


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

Martie - That would be a neat theme! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week ahead.


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MartieCoetser 5 weeks ago from South Africa

I can already see me and some friends having a party with eyes as the theme. I love all these songs about eyes. Thanks, Flourish!


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

Devika - Glad you enjoyed this. I like that one as well! Have a good week!


DDE 5 weeks ago

Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison is one of my best songs. Thank you for an interesting list of songs.


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

Vellur - Thank you for reading! Country music can certainly hold its own in this category!


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Vellur 5 weeks ago from Dubai

A fantastic list of songs about eyes. I love the songs by Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

Linda - Thank you for your kind encouragement. I enjoy learning as I do the research on some of the topics. Have a wonderful weekend!


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AliciaC 5 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

I always enjoy reading the facts that you include in your playlist articles, Flourish. Even when I don't know the music, the articles are interesting and useful.


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

MsDora - I think it's similar to "when pigs fly!" Glad you enjoyed this. Have a marvelous weekend!


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

Terrielynn1 - Total Eclipse of the Heart has to be one of my all time favorite songs. Glad you have wonderful memories of it and that I could bring back memories of fun times. Thanks for reading.


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MsDora 5 weeks ago from The Caribbean

Another great list and thanks for the education on eye idioms. "Pig's eyes" is new to me. You entertain and educate. Way to go!


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

BlossomSB - Thank you! There are so many eye tunes out there! I love to do these lists, as they are a walk down memory lane. Have a wonderful weekend!


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BlossomSB 5 weeks ago from Victoria, Australia

So interesting! You have done a lot of research for this and it's a pleasure to read.


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Terrielynn1 5 weeks ago from Valleyview

Love those eyes. Lol . Cool hub. Please keep writing. What a memory these bring. My grad night dinner 2 of my school mates sang total eclipse of the heart. Thank you for the memories.


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

Larry - That's one of my favorites, too! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

Heidi, Thank you! I like that one as well. Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

Bill - Give the man some tissues. I liked the song, but examining the lyrics makes me cringe. Sometimes knowing the lyrics better changes your perception of a song!


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Larry Rankin 5 weeks ago from Oklahoma

Brown Eyed Girl has always been a favorite of mine. Great read:-)


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heidithorne 5 weeks ago from Chicago Area

I think my fave is Flamingos' "I Only Have Eyes for You." Another great playlist! Happy Thursday!


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billybuc 5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

"These Eyes" was my first choice. For some reason that popped into my head immediately. NOw that you mention it, he does sound like he's whining, doesn't he? LOL


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FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA Author

Linda - Thank you for your kind encouragement. I'm amazed how you can take nearly any topic (sometimes twist it, sometimes just a mundane topic) and find so many songs that are associated with it. I appreciate you following my little series.


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Carb Diva 5 weeks ago

I had no idea there were so many songs about eyes--the windows to the soul, but as I read through this hub I kept nodding my head, "yes, yes, yes." There are very few I had not heard of.

Honestly I don't know where you get your inspiration, or how you do it, but I sincerely hope that you don't stop. I love these!

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