Eyes Wide Open (Gotye song)
|"Eyes Wide Open"|
|Single by Gotye|
|from the album Making Mirrors|
|B-side||"Atimot ot Edo",
"Smoke and Mirrors"
|Released||5 November 2010|
|Format||Digital download, 10" vinyl|
|Genre||Worldbeat, alternative rock|
|Label||Eleven: A Music Company|
|Writer(s)||Wally De Backer|
|Producer(s)||Wally De Backer|
|Gotye singles chronology|
"Eyes Wide Open" is a song by the Belgian-born Australian musician Gotye from his third studio album Making Mirrors. It was released as a digital download on 5 November 2010 in Australia and 4 June 2012 in the United States and United Kingdom. The song was written and produced by Gotye. It peaked at No. 55 on the Australian Singles Chart and was voted in at No. 25 in the 2010 Triple J Hottest 100.
A music video to accompany the release of "Eyes Wide Open" was first released onto YouTube on 25 October 2010 at a total length of three minutes and eighteen seconds. It features stop-motion animation of creatures riding on spider-legged transports over several barren terrains, searching for water. Perhaps due to the lack of water, their faces crumble. Underneath, we see Gotye's face as he sings the song but the face gets hidden away due to the use of water. The singer's face is also shown when the creatures project it in holograms through their eyes.
- Digital download
- "Eyes Wide Open" – 3:07
- 10" vinyl
- "Atimot ot Edo"
- "Eyes Wide Open"
- "Smoke and Mirrors"
- "Eyes Wide Open" (PVT Remix)
- Wally De Backer – lead & backing vocals, drums, Winton Musical Fence, piano, sampled sounds
- Gareth Skinner – whale cellos
- Lucas Taranto – poker bass
- Michael Hubbard – pedal steel guitar
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||33|
|UK Official Streaming Chart Top 100||78|
|US Billboard Hot 100||96|
|US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)||28|
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||22|
|US Rock Songs (Billboard)||35|
Radio and release history
|Australia||5 November 2010||Eleven: A Music Company||Digital download|
|Germany||4 May 2012||Universal Music||CD single|
|United Kingdom||4 June 2012||Island Records||Digital download (re-release)|
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
- "Gotye – Eyes Wide Open (Billboard chart history)". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- "Gotye – Chart history" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs for Gotye. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
- "iTunes - Music - Eyes Wide Open - Single by Gotye". iTunes.
- "Gotye announces details of new single 'Eyes Wide Open'". Digital Spy.
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