Thursday, May 17, 2012

Song #192 of 9999 - The Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Bobby Vee

Song #192 of 9999

Title: The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Artist: Bobby Vee
Year: 1963
Album: The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

I love this peppy yet creepy song of mass surveillance by Bobby Vee. Yes, twenty years before "Every Breath You Take," this song was warning lovers that "the night has a thousand eyes/And a thousand eyes can't help but see if you are true to me." Just for good measure, the last verse throws in a little Old Testament "eye-for-an-eye" verbiage to let the gander put the goose on notice. Campy and fun, this tune went all the way to #3 in both the US and the UK.

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