Can't Take My Eyes Off You

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"Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
Cover of the 1967 US single
Single by Frankie Valli
from the album The 4 Seasons Present Frankie Valli Solo
B-side "The Trouble With Me"
Released May 1967 (1967-05)
Format 7"
Recorded April 1967
Genre
Length 2:58
Label Philips
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Bob Crewe
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Frankie Valli singles chronology
"The Proud One"
(1966)
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
(1967)
"I Make a Fool of Myself"
(1967)

"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" is a 1967 single by Frankie Valli. The song was among Valli's biggest hits, earning a gold record and reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a week, stuck behind "Windy" by The Association.[1] It was co written by Bob Gaudio, a bandmate of Valli's in the Four Seasons. It was Valli's biggest solo hit until he hit #1 in 1974 with "My Eyes Adored You".[2] "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" has had a major cultural impact, with hundreds of cover versions, many of which have been on the charts themselves in different countries. The song is a staple of television and film soundtracks, even being featured as part of the plot of some films, such as when the lead characters sing or arrange their own version of the song. The Valli version was also used by NASA as a wake-up song for a mission of the Space Shuttle, on the anniversary of astronaut Christopher Ferguson.

Credits[edit]

The song was written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. Arrangement was done by Artie Schroeck and Gaudio.[3] The original recording was made at A&R Recording Studios at 799 7th Avenue, with Bob Crewe producing and Phil Ramone as the engineer.

Notable cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered by some 200 artists over the years, in many countries, under both versions of the title. A few notable examples of cover versions that appeared on the charts:

1967–69[edit]

1970–89[edit]

1990–99[edit]

2000–09[edit]

2010–[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". 1967-07-22. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  2. ^ Bronson, Fred. The Billboard book of number 1 hits. p. 398. 
  3. ^ Discogs.com page for Can't Take My Eyes Off You Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  4. ^ The Lettermen's charting singles Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Official Charts Company, Top 40 Singles, 1 May 1968 Retrieved April 11, 2015
  6. ^ Love, Andy by Andy Williams, album sleeve, 1967. New York: Columbia Records CS 9566
  7. ^ Official Charts Company, Top 40 Singles, 23 June 2002 Retrieved April 11, 2015
  8. ^ Nancy Wilson's charting singles Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  9. ^ Discogs.com page for A Man Without Love Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  10. ^ "Du är så underbart rar - recording". musicbrainz.com. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  11. ^ Discogs.com page for Brook Benton Today Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  12. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?&file_num=nlc008388.9258&type=1&interval=50&PHPSESSID=2vo7nds4pse2i889njf2aru315
  13. ^ Top 40 of June 24, 1982 Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  14. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 74. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  15. ^ Gloria Gaynor - Can't Take My Eyes Off You - YourDancefloorTV on YouTube. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  16. ^ Pet Shop Boys' charting singles Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  17. ^ Dutch Top 40 year list of 1992 Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  18. ^ Coneheads, Original Soundtrack Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  19. ^ Lauryn Hill's charting singles Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  20. ^ Barry Manilow's charting albums. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  21. ^ Kelly Jones sing Gary Speed Tribute Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  22. ^ Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2012 "0 - Zero -" [Blu-ray] Retrieved August 28, 2013
  23. ^ Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Walk off the Earth (Feat. Selah Sue) on YouTube Retrieved January 16th, 2013.
  24. ^ Girls' Generation Second Japan Arena Tour Set List Retrieved April 5th, 2013.
  25. ^ 2013 Girls' Generation World Tour Set List. Retrieved June 9, 2013.

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