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 Pop rock
Length 2:58
Label Philips
Producer(s) Bob Crewe
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Frankie Valli singles chronology
"The Proud One"
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
"I Make a Fool of Myself"

"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 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.


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:







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  21. ^ Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Walk off the Earth (Feat. Selah Sue) on YouTube Retrieved January 16th, 2013.
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