Starry Eyed (Michael Holliday song)

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For the Ellie Goulding song, see Starry Eyed (Ellie Goulding song).
"Starry Eyed"
Single by Michael Holliday
B-side "The Steady Game"
Released 1960
Genre Popular, Teen pop
Length 2:07
Label Columbia Records 45-DB 4378
Writer(s) Earl Shuman, Mort Garson
Michael Holliday singles chronology
"Life Is A Circus"
"Starry Eyed"

"Starry Eyed" is a Michael Holliday song that became the UK No. 1 single on 29 January 1960.[1] It was written by Earl Shuman and Mort Garson and produced by Norrie Paramor.[2] Entering the charts dated 1 January 1960, it spent 12 weeks there altogether. It was the first UK No. 1 single of the 1960s.[2] The previous year the song was a follow-up single for American singer Gary Stites, where it was a minor success with US audiences.[2]


  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (1998). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Herbal Mixture - Louvin Brothers, Volume 4. Macmillan. p. 2563. ISBN 978-0-333-74134-4. 
  2. ^ a b c Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 47. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
Preceded by
"What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?" by Emile Ford & The Checkmates
UK number one single
29 January 1960 (for 1 week)
Succeeded by
"Why?" by Anthony Newley