For Valentine's Day: The Great 1950s Love Song by The Flamingos: " I Only Have Eyes for You"

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I played this song last Sunday, 2/10 in a Valentine’s set, now Jason Bentley is playing it again (he, like I, have played this song many times before).  It is one of the most sublime love songs ever written.

It’s all also one of the greatest doo wop songs of all time.  It was written by Henry Warren and Al Dubin and released in 1959.  It was an instant hit.  And always will be.imgres

My love must be a kind of blind love
I can’t see anyone but you.

Are the stars out tonight?
I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright
I Only Have Eyes For You, Dear.

The moon maybe 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.


Here are some of my other favorite love songs (there are many many more!) from Sunday February 10th Valentine’s Day set…….

12:43 pm Omara Portuondo Dos Gardenias Dos Gardenias Tumi Records Add to Cart
12:37 pm Peter Gabreil In Your Eyes Daniel Lanois Bill Laswell Mix 12″ Single Geffen Add to Cart
12:33 pm Radka Toneffradka Toneff/Steve Dobrogosz My Funny Valentine Fairy Tales Odin Add to Cart
12:29 pm The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes For You The Doo Wap Box Rhino Add to Cart
12:23 pm Jimmy Scott All The Way All The Way Sire Add to Cart
12:22 pm Chants Populaires Tahitiens Chant D’Amour Hot Women: Women Singers From The Torrid Regions Kein & Aber Records Add to Cart