|Single by Robert John|
|from the album Robert John|
|Producer(s)||George Tobin in association with Mike Piccirillo|
"Sad Eyes" is a song written and recorded by Robert John, and released in April 1979. It debuted May 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching the top of the chart on October 6. The song was produced by George Tobin in Association With Mike Piccirillo.
"Sad Eyes" is one of just a few non-disco, or disco-influenced, songs to top the 1979 pop charts, although by the time it went to number one the anti-disco backlash had made it easier for other styles to reach the top.
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||10|
|UK Singles Charts||31|
|Canadian RPM Top Tracks||3|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary||10|
|US Billboard Hot 100||10|
|Canadian RPM Top Tracks||14|
Album credits list these musicians involved during the sessions from which Sad Eyes was taken.
- Robert John - vocals
- Dennis Belfield - bass
- Stewart Levine, Mike Thompson - keyboards
- Darlene Love, George Tobin, Edna Wright - vocals
- Bill Neale - guitar
- Mike Piccirillo - engineer, guitar, vocals
- Ryan Ulyate - engineer
- Howard Lee Wolen - drums, percussion, engineer
A cover by American country music group Trader-Price peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1989.Kyle Vincent also recorded the song, released on "Absolutely The Best of the 70s", credited to Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods, and produced by Ron Dante.A cover version appears on Robin Lee's album " Black Velvet" released in 1990.
"My Sharona" by The Knack
|Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
October 6, 1979
"Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson
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