Living Eyes (song)

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"Living Eyes"
Single by The Bee Gees
from the album Living Eyes
B-side "I Still Love You"
Released November 1981
Format 7"
Recorded February — June 1981
Genre Soft rock, art rock
Length 4:16
Label RSO
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
The Bee Gees singles chronology
"He's a Liar"
(1981)
"Living Eyes"
(1981)
"The Woman in You"
(1983)

"Living Eyes" is a power ballad recorded by the Bee Gees released as the second single of the 1981 LP Living Eyes. It was written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb. The sound of this single was closer musically to the rest of the album than its predecessor, "He's a Liar".

Jeff Porcaro of Toto plays drums on this song.[1] On its promotional video, Barry, Robin and Maurice sings in front of the children with Barry and Maurice on the acoustic guitars while Robin is only singing. On the verses, Barry sings low and high harmony.

A top ten hit in Australia and Austria, the single "Living Eyes" peaked at #45 in the US in late 1981, which marked the end of the Gibbs' Top 40 singles streak which began in 1975 with "Jive Talkin'".

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Australia Kent Music Report 7
Austria Singles Charts 7
German Media Control Charts 58
US Billboard Hot 100 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1981". Retrieved 9 August 2013.