November 25, 2008

Bedtime Music: The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

Tonight's song has an interesting history. I chose it because of its ties to the great George Lucas film, American Graffiti, but the song is literally as old as my Dad. ;) The song was originally written for the Warner Bros. musical comedy Dames, released in 1934, with Dick Powell singing the song to Ruby Keeler. The song has been covered by numerous artists over the decades with this version, by The Flamingos, having been released in 1959. The Flamingos' cover of "I Only Have Eyes for You has been honored by both Rolling Stone magazine (#157 in the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time) and the Grammy Award Hall of Fame.

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