Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Album: The Very Best of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (1967)
Charted: 2
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  • You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off of you
    You'd be like Heaven to touch
    I wanna hold you so much
    At long last, love has arrived
    And I thank God I'm alive
    You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off of you

    Pardon the way that I stare
    There's nothin' else to compare
    The sight of you leaves me weak
    There are no words left to speak
    But if you feel like I feel
    Please let me know that it's real
    You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off of you

    I love you, baby
    And if it's quite alright
    I need you, baby
    To warm the lonely night
    I love you, baby
    Trust in me when I say
    Oh, pretty baby
    Don't bring me down, I pray
    Oh, pretty baby
    Now that I've found you, stay
    And let me love you, baby
    Let me love you

    You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off of you
    You'd be like Heaven to touch
    I wanna hold you so much
    At long last, love has arrived
    And I thank God I'm alive
    You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off you

    I love you, baby
    And if it's quite alright
    I need you, baby
    To warm the lonely night
    I love you, baby
    Trust in me when I say
    Oh, pretty baby
    Don't bring me down, I pray
    Oh, pretty baby
    Now that I've found you, stay
    Oh, pretty baby
    Trust in me when I say
    Oh, pretty baby Writer/s: Bob Crewe, Robert Gaudio
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Broma 16, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1967 {July 16th} "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart*, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Windy" by the Association...
    Between 1966 and 1980 the New Jersey native, as a solo artist, had fourteen Top 100 records, four made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "My Eyes Adored You" for one week on March 16th, 1975 and "Grease" for two weeks on August 20th, 1978...
    One of his fourteen charted records on the Top 100 was a duet with Chris Forde, "Where Did We Go Wrong", it peaked at #90 in 1980...
    As a member of the Four Seasons he charted forty-two times, fourteen made the the Top 10 with five reaching #1, "Sherry" for 5 weeks in 1962, "Big Girls Don't Cry" for 5 weeks in 1962, "Walk Like A Man" for 3 weeks in 1963, "Rag Doll" for 2 weeks in 1964, and "December 1963 {Oh What A Night}" for 3 weeks in 1976...
    And as a member of the Wonder Who?, the group had four of their records made the Top 100 chart, with their covered version of Dylan's "Don't Think Twice" peaking at #12 in 1965...
    In 1956 he was a member of the Four Lovers, they had one Top 100 record, "You're the Apple of My Eye", it reached #62, and on May 6th, 1956 they performed the song on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Frankie Valli, born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio, celebrated his 86th birthday two months ago on May 3rd, 2020...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 for July 16th, 1967:
    At #3. "Light My Fire" by the Doors
    #4. "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott McKenzie
    #5. "Little Bit O' Soul" by the Music Explosion
    #6. "I Was Made To Love Her" by Stevie Wonder
    #7. "Up-Up and Away" by the 5th Dimension
    #8. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum
    #9. "C'Mon Marianne" by the Four Seasons
    #10. "Come On Down To My Boat" by Every Mothers’ Son
  • Roy from United KingdomFurther to my comment below, the name of the composer is Eddy Agar, he plays the drums and is the main singer in his band. A great talent indeed. He contracted polio as a child and although he has great difficulty in walking he manages to play golf and is very competitive to this day. I believe he was nineteen years old when he sold the rights to this song. You can see by my arithmetic that was in 1961, a few years before it was a huge hit.
  • Roy from United KingdomSorry to spoil everyone's conception of who wrote this famous song performed so well by Andy Williams but it was actually written by an English composer called Eddie Ager. As a young struggling musician, desperate for money, he reluctantly sold this song with several others for the paltry sum of £34. Eddie still plays in a jazz band to this day but never equalled the appeal this particular hit endured. With the sale of these manuscripts he relinquished all copywrite and is still in anguish to this day. He hates what he did all those years ago and cannot bear to discuss it. It shows how the young can be incredibly foolish but at the time, he needed the cash. Sadly Eddie is now 76 years old and will never know what he may have missed.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 16th 1969, Nancy Wilson's covered version of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #98; and on December 21st, 1969 it peaked at #52 {for 1 week} and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #27 on Billboard' R&B Singles chart and #28 on the Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    Between 1963 and 1971 she had nine Top 100 records; her biggest hit was "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am", it peaked at #11 for 1 week on August 9th, 1964 {and reached #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart}...
    Ms. Wilson will celebrate her 78th birthday in three months on February 20th {2015}.
  • Rick from PhiladelphiaHeath Ledger sings this with a full HS marching band in the movie "Ten Things I Hate about you".
  • Amadeus from Newport Beach, CaFYI Not only is the posted YouTube video NOT the original recording, it's not even Frankie Valli!
  • Camille from Toronto, OhThis song should be played more often on oldies radio. I was only 9 years old when it was popular, but I remember my mother absolutely loved it. I'm impressed to learn its pedigree and finding out the brass trivia of the song makes me realize that's a big reason I think this tune has it all: a fabulous lyric, great vocals and awesome instrumentation. Not only that, but Franke Valli is positively gleeful about being so absolutely crazy about a woman and has no qualms saying he is mesmerized by her, hook, line and sinker. Another movie it can be heard in is the ending of "Conspiracy Theory" with Julia Robert & Mel Gibson. A great song to sing along to as the excitement and expression grow bigger as the song continues. True classic.
  • Steve from Whittier, CaVery unique song in that it has a couple of verses, four-step big band interlude, then chorus, then repeat. Very pretty and catchy. (I'd written the original entry for this; but I'm glad that someone else put it here). And I agree with the other poster...talk about worshipping a woman..:) I was 7 when this came out.

    Posted on Feburary 11, 2014.
  • Meocyber from Alma, CoEasily, one of the prettiest songs of all time. Great combination of lyrics and melody/orchaestration. Talk about worshipping a woman...
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