My Eyes Adored You

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"My Eyes Adored You"
My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli.jpg
Single by Frankie Valli
from the album Closeup
B-side"Watch Where You Walk"
ReleasedNovember 1974 (1974-11)
Format7" single
GenrePop rock, sunshine pop, soul
LabelPrivate Stock
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Bob Crewe
Frankie Valli singles chronology
"The Girl I'll Never Know (Angels Never Fly This Low)"
(1969)
"My Eyes Adored You"
(1974)
"Swearin' to God"
(1975)
"The Girl I'll Never Know (Angels Never Fly This Low)"
(1969)
"My Eyes Adored You"
(1974)
"Swearin' to God"
(1975)

"My Eyes Adored You" is a 1974 song written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan.[1] It was originally recorded by The Four Seasons in early 1974. After the Motown label balked at the idea of releasing it, the recording was sold to lead singer Frankie Valli for $4000. After rejections by Capitol and Atlantic Records, Valli succeeded in getting the recording released on Private Stock Records, but the owner/founder of the label wanted only Valli's name on the label. The single was released in the US in November 1974 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1975.[1] "My Eyes Adored You" also went to number 2 on the Easy Listening chart.[2] Billboard ranked it as the No. 5 song for 1975.

The single was Valli's first number 1 hit as a solo artist on Billboard's Hot 100, and remained there for one week, being knocked out of the top spot by another Crewe/Nolan-penned song, "Lady Marmalade". Although it was released as a Valli solo effort, the song is sometimes included on Four Seasons compilation albums. It is from the album Closeup.

The success of "My Eyes Adored You" triggered a revival of interest in recordings by The Four Seasons. The band was subsequently signed to Warner Bros. Records as Valli's follow-up single, "Swearin' to God" was climbing to number 6 on the Hot 100.

Charts[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Frankie Valli – vocals
  • Joe Long – bass guitar, vocals
  • Demetri Callas – lead guitar, vocals
  • Gerry Polci – drums, vocals
  • Lee Shapiro – keyboards

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard book of number 1 hits. Random House. p. 398. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 248.
  3. ^ "Australian (David Kent) Weekly Singles Charts from 1975". Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  5. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – My Eyes Adored You". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Frankie Valli – My Eyes Adored You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  10. ^ Bac-lac.gc.ca
  11. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1975 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1975-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1975/Top 100 Songs of 1975". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  13. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  14. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 28, 2018.

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