THE 1000 BEST SONGS N THE WORLD EVER.
396-The Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You.
1959-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 2.14.One of the most fascinating things about compiling this list is noting the progression in popular music.The Flamingos were influenced by groups such as The Mills Brothers and The Ink Spots and in turn The Temptations have publicly stated the debt they owe The Flamingos.
I Only Have Eyes For You was written for the 1934 romantic comedy film ‘Dames’ by composer Harry Warren(see also best songs 775) and lyricist Al Dubin. The film version is performed by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler,but the first successful charting version on Billboard was by Band Leader Ben Sevin in 1934.
Two other notable recordings are by The Lettermen from 1966 and Art Garfunkel who had a UK Number 1 hit in 1975 with the song.
I don’t know if we’re in a garden or on a crowded avenue,’Sha Bop Sha Bop.’
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