I Only Have Eyes For You

I Only Have Eyes For You

PROFILE
Composer Harry Warren
Lyricist Al Dubin
Year Written 1934
About I Only Have Eyes For You
“I Only Have Eyes For You” was written for the 1934 movie Dames, where it was introduced by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler. It has been steadily recorded since 1934 by many singers including Billie Holiday, Bette Midler, Dinah Shore and Ella Fitzgerald. It’s also been recorded by The Flamingos and even Art Garfunkel. This very lovely song seems to speak to listeners from all generations.

Lyrics

Are the stars out tonight?
I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright
‘Cause I only have eyes for you, dear
The moon may be high
But I can’t see a thing in the sky
‘Cause I only have eyes for you.

I don’t know if we’re in a garden
Or on a crowded avenue
You are here, so am I
Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I only have eyes for you

Session / Album Information

1957

This song was recorded on October  25, 1957, but was not released on the album The Beat of My Heart. It was included on the 1997 re-release on CD (Columbia CD: CK 66502). It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording  released on:

  • 1994: Columbia House Music Collection CD: 28387 — The Great American Composers: Harry Warren
  • 1997: Columbia CD: CK 66502 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • 2011: Disc #11 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK11) The Beat of My Heart

1967

“I Only Have Eyes For You” was recorded on December 21, 1967 and released that year on the album Yesterday I Heard The Rain. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

This recording released on:

  • 1968: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9678 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain
  • 1968: CBS LP 12″: 63351 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain [UK]
  • 1969: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9891 — Love Story: 20 All-Time Great Recordings
  • 1971: CBS LP 12″: 66297 — Love Songs (UK)
  • 2011: Disc #36 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK35) Yesterday I Heard The Rain

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