My Eyes Adored You

Album: Closeup (1974)
Charted: 5 1
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Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Kenny Nolan and Bob Crewe, who are the team that gave us "Lady Marmalade," which replaced this song at #1 in March 1975.
  • The song is about an unrequited love. Valli sings about a girl who he loved since his school days, but never attained. She was close to him, but she may have well been a million miles away.
  • While this was credited to just Frankie Valli, his Four Seasons bandmates sang on it with him. They recorded the song for Motown Records, who refused to release it. When the group left Motown, Valli purchased the rights to the song for $4000 and shopped it to other record companies. They finally found a taker in the Private Stock Record label, and the song became a huge hit and revived Valli's career. The Private Stock label closed down in 1978. >>
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    Mark - Sarnia, ON
  • The lyrics, "Walking home every day over Barnegat Bridge and Bay" are a reference to a real place on the coast of New Jersey.
  • This was originally titled "Blue Eyes of Georgia."

Comments: 8

  • Terry Tylee from Coralville, Iowa I would like to learn it.
  • Richard from GermanyI thought the song was about his daughter ,I have watched the movie Jersey Boys in 2014, I don't remember precisely in the movie the circumstance in which he sang this song but in my mind it was related to his daughter's love.
  • Ron's High School Yesteryear And Memories Of Dj from Saratoga, CaI love how music takes us back with memories. I love listing to this song and just as many others can totally relate to it. Years knowing eachother and spending time together, with the most of holding hands. Never a kiss but fantasize of one day being married. She turned 16 and I felt like she moved on without me... I've never stopped loving her. We still talk but I dont think she knows how I truly felt... but she has a good life and I'm happy for her...
    Now I like to listen to the songs I grew up with and let my memories live in the songs...
    Thanks to songs like these which we grew up with.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenI so identified with this song's message when I was in high school in the late 70s. There was a girl whom I adored, but she was part of the "in-crowd" and I was not, so I never dared approach her beyond being one of her casual acquaintances. She went on to a good life and so did I, but I occasionally take a peek at her Facebook profile to see how she's doing.
  • Marcia L. from Seaford, DelawareFirst love....you’re very young, everything is magnified, all very innocent...it’s the nostalgic memory of what can never be again...it’s really the loss of childhood that we all wish we could return to, if only for a day. Just to be in that moment again...it was truly magical.
  • Rich from Cherry Hill, NjActually the bay in Ocean City is Great Egg Harbor. Barnegat Bay is north quite a ways. Try Seaside and Island Beach State Park. It is in Ocean County while Ocean City is in Cape May County.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny"My eyes adored ya, though I never laid a hand on you"; how many of us tenn-age Catholic boys an relate to those lyrics!!!
  • Paul from Bay Area, CaThree words: Kevin and Winnie.
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