I Go Blind

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"I Go Blind"
Single by 54-40
from the album 54-40
Released 1986
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:46
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Neil Osborne
54-40 singles chronology
"Baby Ran"
"I Go Blind"
"One Day in Your Life"

"I Go Blind" is a song by Canadian alternative rock group 54-40. The song was released as a single from the band's 1986 self-titled album, 54-40. It has since become one of the band's most popular songs.

Hootie & the Blowfish cover[edit]

The song was covered by popular American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish for the soundtrack of the TV series Friends. The cover became a radio hit in 1996, peaking at #22 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and #3 on the Adult Top 40 chart.[1] The Hootie version also charted on Canada's RPM Singles Chart, peaking at #13.[2]

The song was featured on the band's compilation albums; 2000's Scattered, Smothered and Covered and 2003's The Best of Hootie & the Blowfish: 1993–2003.


  1. ^ "Hootie & the Blowfish - Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 63, No. 1, February 19, 1996". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 

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