The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (song)

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"The Night Has a Thousand Eyes"
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee.jpg
Single by Bobby Vee
from the album The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
B-side"Anonymous Phone Call"
ReleasedDecember 1962
Recorded
[1]
GenrePop[2]
Length2:37
LabelLiberty
Songwriter(s)Benjamin Weisman, Dorothy Wayne, Marilyn Garrett
Bobby Vee singles chronology
"A Forever Kind of Love"
(1962)
"The Night Has a Thousand Eyes"
(1962)
"Charms"
(1963)

"The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" is a song written by Benjamin Weisman, Dorothy Wayne, and Marilyn Garrett. It became a popular hit in 1962 for Bobby Vee. The song has had several cover versions over the years.

Bobby Vee version[edit]

The song was first recorded by American pop music singer Bobby Vee. Released as a single in late 1962, it spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching number 3,[3] while reaching number 2 on Billboard's Middle-Road Singles chart,[4][5] and number 8 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart.[6][7] It also spent 12 weeks on the UK's Record Retailer chart, reaching number 3 on March 6, 1963.[8] The song was included on his 1963 Liberty Records album, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes.[9] Vee also recorded a Scopitone promotional video for the song.[10]

Chart performance[edit]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phonograph Recording Contract" (PDF). The Wrecking Crew. American Federation of Musicians. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. ^ The Night Has a Thousand Eyes - AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder, AllMusic. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Bobby Vee - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Bobby Vee - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Middle-Road Singles", Billboard, January 12, 1963. p. 35. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  6. ^ Bobby Vee - Chart History - Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Billboard.com. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Hot R&B Singles", Billboard, January 19, 1963. p. 16. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Bobby Vee - Full Official Chart History, The Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Cover Versions of The Night Has a Thousand Eyes". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  10. ^ Scopitones by artist: V to Z. "Bobby Vee "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" (S-1021)" ; U.S. Scopitones: Guys and Gals, 'S-1021 Bobby Vee "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes"'
  11. ^ "Billboard Hits of the World", Billboard, February 23, 1963. p. 22. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  12. ^ "Lever Hit Parade" 07-Mar-1963, Flavour of New Zealand. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  13. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles". Tropical Glen. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Songs of 1963". Music Outfitters. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  15. ^ "The Cash Box Year-End Charts: 1963". Tropical Glen. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  16. ^ This Diamond Ring at Discogs
  17. ^ "Jennifer Connelly - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" on YouTube

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