Spanishsinger-songwriterEnrique Iglesias recorded a version of "Sad Eyes" and included it on his first English language release, titled Enrique. While recording the album, Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine, who had previously worked with Springsteen, found out that Iglesias was a fan of his (Iglesias often cites the Born in the U.S.A. tour as a favorite concert experience and Springsteen as his favorite performer) and urged him to record "Sad Eyes". The song was released as the fifth and final single from the album. The album version was not released to radio but rather the HQ2 remix which gave the song a more pop sound. Iglesias did not promote the song and it was not as successful as the previous singles from the album. However, the collected remixes charted high on the club play charts. A Spanish version of the song was also recorded titled "Más Es Amar".
A music video was shot, directed by David LaChapelle, but it was shelved at the time due to its sexual content. It depicts Iglesias alone in a motel room indulging erotic fantasies about a girl he sees in a phone-sex ad. In 2009, the video was uploaded to LaChappelle's website but was promptly removed at the request of Universal Music; it has since found its way to various video-sharing sites. The music video uses the HQ2 remix as opposed to the album version.