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Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
Published: 2008/03/06
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Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only (HQ)
Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only (HQ)
Published: 2011/12/25
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Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only (HQ)
Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only (HQ)
Published: 2015/06/05
Channel: Clay Culver
Chand Sitare Ye Najare (For Your Eyes Only) (Full Song) | HumKo Deewana Kar Gaye
Chand Sitare Ye Najare (For Your Eyes Only) (Full Song) | HumKo Deewana Kar Gaye
Published: 2011/05/24
Channel: T-Series
For Your Eyes Only Theme Song - James Bond
For Your Eyes Only Theme Song - James Bond
Published: 2012/10/13
Channel: James Reed
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
Published: 2010/06/03
Channel: ychar din
SHEENA EASTON "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
SHEENA EASTON "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Published: 2008/10/10
Channel: tom37t
4 Your Eyes Only - J. Cole (4 Your Eyes Only Album) [Official Audio]
4 Your Eyes Only - J. Cole (4 Your Eyes Only Album) [Official Audio]
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Bryan Crooze
For Your Eyes Only -  Sheena Easton
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
Published: 2008/08/05
Channel: muzhmox9
Sheena Easton For your eyes only (1981)
Sheena Easton For your eyes only (1981)
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: CLASSIC HITS
Sheena Easton-FOR YOUR EYES ONLY-w/Bill Conti & The San Diego Symphony, May 9, 2014-Live-James Bond
Sheena Easton-FOR YOUR EYES ONLY-w/Bill Conti & The San Diego Symphony, May 9, 2014-Live-James Bond
Published: 2014/05/20
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For Your Eyes Only: Sheena Easton: Rare Demo: James Bond
For Your Eyes Only: Sheena Easton: Rare Demo: James Bond
Published: 2010/01/17
Channel: thedarksideBJ
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton - Blu Ray 1080p [HD]
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton - Blu Ray 1080p [HD]
Published: 2010/01/13
Channel: piano77man77
Sheena Easton-For Your Eyes Only
Sheena Easton-For Your Eyes Only
Published: 2008/05/21
Channel: nibelungenstar
For Your Eyes Only - Humko Deewana Kar Gaye 1080p
For Your Eyes Only - Humko Deewana Kar Gaye 1080p
Published: 2011/04/04
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Melanie C - For your eyes only (RTL James Bond Songs)
Melanie C - For your eyes only (RTL James Bond Songs)
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: F84
For Your Eyes Only (At The Oscar
For Your Eyes Only (At The Oscar's Ceremony 1982) - Sheena Easton
Published: 2015/10/06
Channel: MrStefRich
Sheena Easton For Your Eyes Only
Sheena Easton For Your Eyes Only
Published: 2014/10/20
Channel: GPITRAL2 Music for Learning English with subtitles
Blondie - For Your Eyes Only
Blondie - For Your Eyes Only
Published: 2012/08/24
Channel: allyoopopp
007 For Your Eyes Only theme song
007 For Your Eyes Only theme song
Published: 2008/09/08
Channel: Plykshow
Abohoman songs- for your eyes only
Abohoman songs- for your eyes only
Published: 2010/09/26
Channel: Nihar Adhikary
Marilyn McCoo sings For Your Eyes Only SOLID GOLD
Marilyn McCoo sings For Your Eyes Only SOLID GOLD
Published: 2008/05/31
Channel: mccoofan
J Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only [LYRICS HQ]
J Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only [LYRICS HQ]
Published: 2016/12/17
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J.Cole- 4 Your Eyez Only (Official Music Video)
J.Cole- 4 Your Eyez Only (Official Music Video)
Published: 2017/04/16
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For Your Eyes Only - End Credits - 1981 - [HD, 720p]
For Your Eyes Only - End Credits - 1981 - [HD, 720p]
Published: 2010/04/12
Channel: piano77man77
For Your Eyes Only   Humko Deewana Kar Gaye   YouTube
For Your Eyes Only Humko Deewana Kar Gaye YouTube
Published: 2011/08/19
Channel: ovidada1
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton (Acoustic Cover)
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton (Acoustic Cover)
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: Dini Kimmel
For Your Eyes Only [Remastered] - Runaway
For Your Eyes Only [Remastered] - Runaway
Published: 2010/01/04
Channel: Kade Bittick
For Your Eyes Only Opening w/ Blondie
For Your Eyes Only Opening w/ Blondie
Published: 2007/07/13
Channel: LuiECuomo
Sheena Easton ~ For Your Eyes Only  ~ James Bond 007 Video
Sheena Easton ~ For Your Eyes Only ~ James Bond 007 Video
Published: 2016/11/09
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J. Cole - 4 Your Eyes Only [Explicit]
J. Cole - 4 Your Eyes Only [Explicit]
Published: 2016/12/09
Channel: udonwantnoproblems
For Your Eyes Only - Ski Chase
For Your Eyes Only - Ski Chase
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: CineCuts
J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only
J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only
Published: 2016/12/23
Channel: ColeWorld
For Your Eyes Only, Sheena Easton, James Bond Theme, Fingerstyle Guitar Cover, RIP Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only, Sheena Easton, James Bond Theme, Fingerstyle Guitar Cover, RIP Roger Moore
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: Jake Reichbart
Angeline Quinto - For Your Eyes Only
Angeline Quinto - For Your Eyes Only
Published: 2016/07/19
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The Struts - One Night Only (Audio)
The Struts - One Night Only (Audio)
Published: 2017/07/14
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"For Your Eyes Only".wmv - Sheena Easton - Lyrics
"For Your Eyes Only".wmv - Sheena Easton - Lyrics
Published: 2012/06/16
Channel: Dreamer8girl
James Bond 007 ジェームズ・ボンド Orchestral Medley - Main Theme, Live and Let Die
James Bond 007 ジェームズ・ボンド Orchestral Medley - Main Theme, Live and Let Die
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: Akademia Filmu i Telewizji
For Your Eyes Only (1981) - Hector Gonzales
For Your Eyes Only (1981) - Hector Gonzales
Published: 2013/01/02
Channel: MI5MI6GCHQ
James Bond - For Your Eyes Only soundtrack FULL ALBUM
James Bond - For Your Eyes Only soundtrack FULL ALBUM
Published: 2013/05/18
Channel: Olivier C. Delisle
For Your Eyes Only: The Hardcore Song
For Your Eyes Only: The Hardcore Song
Published: 2011/07/28
Channel: evilrulo85
James Bond - * For Your Eyes Only *
James Bond - * For Your Eyes Only *
Published: 2009/08/10
Channel: Enrisico007
For your eyes only full song in concert
For your eyes only full song in concert
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: Juan Nieto
For Your Eyes Only Song Snippet
For Your Eyes Only Song Snippet
Published: 2010/10/27
Channel: CWrita
for your eyes only
for your eyes only
Published: 2013/05/12
Channel: Saikat Mandal
Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only - Market Days 2012
Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only - Market Days 2012
Published: 2012/08/13
Channel: John Disney Dork Cardona
Totally...James Bond - For Your Eyes Only (Instrumental)
Totally...James Bond - For Your Eyes Only (Instrumental)
Published: 2012/02/24
Channel: Ragitsu
J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only (Lyrics)
J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only (Lyrics)
Published: 2016/12/21
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James Bond - For your eyes only Intro + Song
James Bond - For your eyes only Intro + Song
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: CroKick
Blondie For Your Eyes Only
Blondie For Your Eyes Only
Published: 2009/10/12
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"For Your Eyes Only"
For Your Eyes Only song.jpg
Single by Sheena Easton
from the album For Your Eyes Only (soundtrack)
B-side "For Your Eyes Only" (instrumental)
Released August 3, 1981
Format 7" single
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop
Length 3:04
2:54 (7")
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Bill Conti, Mick Leeson
Producer(s) Christopher Neil
Sheena Easton singles chronology
"When He Shines"
(1981)
"For Your Eyes Only"
(1981)
"Just Another Broken Heart"
(1981)
"When He Shines"
(1981)
"For Your Eyes Only"
(1981)
"Just Another Broken Heart"
(1981)
James Bond theme singles chronology
"Moonraker"
(1979) Moonraker1979
"For Your Eyes Only"
(1981) For Your Eyes Only1981
"All Time High"
(1983) All Time High1983
Sheena Easton in the For Your Eyes Only title sequence

"For Your Eyes Only" is the theme tune to the 12th James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only, written by Bill Conti and Mick Leeson, and performed by Scottish singer Sheena Easton. The song reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number eight on the UK Singles Chart.[1][2] It was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1982.

Background[edit]

The song itself is written by Bill Conti and Mike Leeson.

Conti – who was also responsible for the film's score – had originally written the song thinking about Donna Summer or Dusty Springfield, singers he thought "fit the Bond style". Film studio United Artists suggested Sheena Easton, an up-and-coming singer who had recently scored a No.1 hit in America with "Morning Train". Conti heard Easton's debut album Take My Time and felt unimpressed, but decided to work with her in the song after meeting Easton in person. Leeson's lyrics originally only used "for your eyes only" as the final line, as the lyricist felt he could only use the phrase as a conclusion. After credit sequence artist Maurice Binder complained about having to synchronize the unveiling of the title with it being said in the theme song, Conti decided to work with Leeson to write lyrics that opened with "for your eyes only".[3]

Easton is the only artist (to date) to be seen singing the theme song to a Bond movie during its opening titles, as Maurice Binder liked Easton's appearance and decided to add her to the credits.[4] Her seductive appearance in these clips was, according to Roger Moore, more sexy than any of the Bond girls, although Easton herself states that the filming process was very unglamorous.[5][6] In particular, Binder had to attach Easton to a chair so she would be immobile during a take where the camera zooms on the singer's lips.[4]

This was one of the few Bond themes not to have a contribution by John Barry. The song was produced by Christopher Neil, who was Easton's regular producer at the time.

The song was released as a single in June 1981, at the same time as the film's launch. It became a worldwide hit, reaching the top ten in the UK, number 1 in the Netherlands and top five in the US. It remains one of Easton's biggest hits and is still included on numerous compilation soundtrack albums.[7]

The video "For Your Eyes Only" was directed by Steve Barron. The song's music, with different lyrics & a different title ("To Know No Boundaries"), was used in a series of advertisements for Merrill Lynch during the mid-1980s.

Cover versions[edit]

  • Johnny Pearson, on his 1982 instrumental album, On Golden Pond.
  • Helena Vondráčková recorded the Czech rendering "Jsem Stále Stejná" for her 1983 album Zrychlený Dech.
  • Bradley Joseph, who toured with Easton for a number of years as her musical director, arranged an instrumental version for his 2006 album, Piano Love Songs.
  • Also in 2006 the song was covered by Thomas Anders for his swing album Songs Forever.
  • The song was covered by Austrian symphonic metal band Edenbridge. It was released as a single in 2006.
  • Freedy Johnston, on the 2017 multi-artist compilation album, Songs, Bond Songs: The Music Of 007. [8]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Australian Kent Music Report 6
Austrian Top 40 3
Belgium Ultratop 5
Canadian RPM Top Singles 5
Dutch Top 40 1
French Singles Chart 4
German Top 100 5
Irish Singles Chart 11
Japan Oricon Singles Chart 22
New Zealand Singles Chart 4
Norwegian Singles Chart 1
Spanish Singles Chart 11
Swedish Singles Chart 3
Swiss Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100 4
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 6

Alternate rejected theme song[edit]

Like other Bond themes before it, Sheena Easton's version was not the only recorded song for the film. Rock band Blondie also recorded a song for the film that was optioned to the studio.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2006). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. Billboard Books
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums. London: Guinness World Records Limited
  3. ^ Bill Conti. For Your Eyes Only audio commentary. For Your Eyes Only - Ultimate Edition, Disk 1: MGM Home Entertainment. 
  4. ^ a b Silhouettes - the James Bond Titles. You Only Live Twice Ultimate Edition, Disk 2: MGM Home Entertainment. 
  5. ^ Channel 4 - Top Ten Pop Princesses (documentary)
  6. ^ BBC documentary - Never Can Say Goodbye, November 2000
  7. ^ Allmusic
  8. ^ "Songs, Bond Songs: The Music Of 007"

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