Song of the Day Feb 16

February 16, 2024

This month I’m focusing on Love Songs from the 70s.

Today our song is:  Sad Eyes

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

"Sad Eyes" is a song written and recorded by Robert John, and released in April 1979. It debuted May 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching the top of the chart the week of October 6. It was produced by George Tobin in association with Mike Piccirillo.

Reminiscent of the doo-wop ballads of the 1950s, "Sad Eyes" became one of several non-disco, or disco-influenced, tunes to top the 1979 pop chart. It was released in April 1979, when many music fans were primarily listening to disco. In August 1979 there was a cultural anti-disco backlash that encouraged many to turn from disco to pop music instead. "Sad Eyes" is notable as the song that ended the six-week reign of the biggest smash hit of the year, The Knack's "My Sharona". The lyrics of this song describe the sadness experienced by a woman with whom the lyricist had a fling while his normal significant other was away when he has to leave her behind to return home to his normal life with his primary partner.



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