I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes

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"I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes"

The Golden Hillbilly: I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes album by Goldie Hill.
Single by Goldie Hill
from the album the Golden Hillbilly
A-side "I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes"
B-side "Waiting For a Letter"
Released December 1952
Format Single
Recorded 1952
Genre Country Music
Length 02:35
Label Decca Records
Writer(s) Tommy Hill, Slim Willet
Goldie Hill singles chronology
"Why Talk to My Heart"
(1952)
"I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes"
(1952)
"I'm Yvonne (On the Bayou)"
(1953)

"I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes" is country music song that was originally a hit for Goldie Hill in 1953.

In 1952, Hill was trying to make it as a country artist after signing a contract with Decca Records that year. Her first single, 1952's "Why Talk to My Heart," was not successful. She would have a major hit, however, with this song written by singer Slim Willet and Hill's brother, Tommy.

The song was an answer song to the big pop music hit Perry Como had with his song "Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes." Slim Willet and Skeets McDonald also recorded country versions of the song that became hits. When Hill and Willet wrote the answer song, it was originally intended for Kitty Wells. The song was then released by Decca Records in late 1952, and became a number-one smash in 1953, turning Goldie Hill into a major star. Although it was a brief stay at the top, Goldie Hill was one of the biggest names in the business, along with Kitty Wells. Hill's success inspired other female country singers to try to make into the music business. Some of these singers later did, like Jean Shepard in 1953, Patsy Cline in 1957, and Skeeter Davis in 1958.