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"Blue Eyes"
Single by Elton John
from the album Jump Up!
B-side "Hey Papa Legba"
Released June 25, 1982
Genre Adult contemporary
Length 3:27
Label Geffen (US/Canada)
Rocket Records
Writer(s) Elton John, Gary Osborne
Elton John singles chronology
"Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)"
"Blue Eyes"
"Ball and Chain"
Jump Up! track listing
"I Am Your Robot"
"Blue Eyes"
"Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)"

"Blue Eyes" is a song written by Elton John and Gary Osborne, and recorded by Elton John. It was released in 1982, both as a single and as part of the album Jump Up!, and it reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song went to #1 on the adult contemporary chart, becoming John's sixth chart-topper on this list. This song was later played briefly on a Season 2 episode of The Boondocks called "Tom, Sarah & Usher".

The video to the track was filmed in Australia.

Technical details

Musically, the song is complex, with the verses in the key of B flat, and the chorus in the key of D minor. An instrumental solo, in the related flat major key of E flat, serves as a middle and outro.



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