Can T Take My Eyes

1967 song recorded by Frankie Valli

“Can’lengkung langit Take My Eyes Off You”
Can't Take My Eyes Off You.jpg

Cover of the 1967 US single

Single by Frankie Valli
from the album
Frankie Valli: Solo[1]
B-side “The Trouble with Me”
Released April 1967 (1967-04)
Recorded April 1967
Padepokan A & R (New York City)
Genre
  • Soul[2]
  • pop[3]
  • pop-soul[4]
Length
3:24
Label Philips
Songwriter(s)
  • Bob Crewe
  • Bob Gaudio
Producer(s) Bob Crewe
Frankie Valli singles chronology
“The Proud One”

(1966)
Can’cakrawala Take My Eyes Off You

(1967)
“I Make a Fool of Myself”

(1967)

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” is a 1967 song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. It was recorded as a single by Frankie Valli. The song was among his biggest hits, earning a gold record and reaching No. 2 on the
Billboard
Hot 100 for a week.[5]
Gaudio was a bandmate of Valli’s in the Four Seasons. It was Valli’s biggest eksklusif hit mengangsur he hit No. 1 in 1975 with “My Eyes Adored You”.[6]

Bob Gaudio, an original member of the Four Seasons, refers to “Eyes” as “…the one that almost got away” until Windsor, Ontario, radio station CKLW (a station also serving the Detroit metro on the American side of the border) intervened. In 1967, the record’s producers urged Paul Drew, program director at the legendary station, to consider the tune for rotation. For much of the 1960s and 1970s, CKLW was credited with launching hit records via its powerful signal, blanketing the Great Lakes region. Drew didn’t warm to the song at first, but accepted an invitation to hear it live at the Roostertail, where Frankie Valli was performing a weeklong stint with the Four Seasons. Drew liked what he heard and added the song to his station’s playlist. “The switchboards lit up, and the rest, as they say, is history,” Gaudio recalls.[7]

“Can’ufuk Take My Eyes Off You” has been recorded in many other arrangements, many of which have been on the charts in different countries. The song is a staple of television and film soundtracks, even being featured as part of the plot of some films, such as when the characters sing their own version of the song. The Valli version was also used by NASA as a wake-up song on the STS-126 Space Shuttle mission, to celebrate the wedding anniversary of astronaut Christopher Ferguson, one of the mission’s crew members.[
citation needed
]

Credits

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The song was written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. Melodic elements bear a similarity to passages from the
Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
section of the 1956 ballet
Spartacus
(Suite No. 2), by the Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian.[8]

The original recording, from an arrangement by Gaudio and Artie Schroeck, was made at A & R Padepokan 2 (formerly Columbia Studio A), 799 7th Avenue in New York City, with Crewe producing and Phil Ramone engineering.

Reception

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Billboard
described the single as “strong rhythm ballad material from the pen of Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio with an exceptional Valli vocal combined with an exciting Artie Schroeck arrangement.”[9]
Cash Box
called the single a “smooth, gentle, softly spoken romancer.”[10]

Charts

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Certifications

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Boys Town Gang version

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“Can’tepi langit Take My Eyes Off You”
Single by Boys Town Gang
from the album
Disc Charge
Released July 29, 1982
Recorded 1982
Genre Post-disco
Length
3:28
Jenama Moby Dick
Songwriter(s) Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
Producer(s) Bill Motley
Boys Town Gang singles chronology
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”

(1982)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

(1982)
“Brand New Me”

(1984)

In 1982, San Francisco-based post-disco band Boys Town Gang performed a dance version of the song which reached the top spot in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain and number four in the United Kingdom.[20]
[21]
This version was also successful in Japan, receiving a gold digital certification by the RIAJ in 2022, and is also on games such as
Just Dance 4.

Track listings

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7″ single

  1. “Can’tepi langit Take My Eyes Off You” – 3:28
  2. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” (Reprise) – 4:42

7″ single

  1. “Can’cakrawala Take My Eyes Off You” – 3:40
  2. “Disco Kicks” – 4:04

Charts

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Chart (1982) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart[22] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[23] 1
Irish Singles Chart 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[24] 1
UK Singles Chart[25] 4
West German Singles Chart 43

Lauryn Hill version

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“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
Song by Lauryn Hill
from the album
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Released August 25, 1998
Genre Pop
Length
3:41
Label Ruffhouse, Columbia
Songwriter(s) Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
Producer(s) Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill’s version of the song was recorded In 1997, while Hill was eight months pregnant with her first child.[26]
It was first featured in the movie
Conspiracy Theory
(1997). While the song wasn’t featured on the soundtrack, a radio jockey at KMEL in San Francisco put the song on a CD and began playing the song;[27]
more radio stations followed siul, causing a domino effect around the U.S.,[28]
[29]
ultimately leading the song to peak at number two on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart, despite Hill’s label’s titinada releasing the song as a single.[30]
[31]
Due to the popularity of the song it was added as a hidden track on
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.[32]

This version was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1999, becoming the first hidden track to ever receive a Grammy nomination.[33]
[34]
Consequence of Sound
named it the best hidden track of all time.[35]
In 2022, VH1 also named it the best hidden track of all time.[36]
Academy Award–winning actor Forest Whitaker was inspired to name his daughter True, after hearing Hill’s version of the song.[37]

Charts

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Chart (1998-1999) Peak
position
Australia ARIA Charts[38] 8
US Rhythmic (chart)[39] 2
US Hot 100 Airplay (Radio Songs)[40] 35

Other cover versions

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The song has been recorded by many artists. Among the most notable examples are the following:

  • In late 1967, the Lettermen recorded the “Can’falak Take My Eyes Off You” as a medley with “Goin’ Out of My Head”. Their rendition reached number 7 on the U.S.
    Billboard
    Hot 100 and number 2 Easy Listening.[41]
  • In 1968, A version by Andy Williams made it to number 5 on the UK singles chart and number 8 on the Irish Singles Chart.[42]
    The arranger and producer was Nick DeCaro and the conductor was Eddie Karam.[43]
    This version is included in the soundtrack of the 2001 film
    Bridget Jones’s Diary. It is also included in the soundtrack for
    Black Mirror
    Season 5 Babak 2; Smithereens.[44]
    In 2002 he recorded a new version of the song, as a duet with British actress and singer Denise van Outen, which reached number 23 in the UK singles charts.[45]
  • In 1968, British singer Engelbert Humperdinck recorded his version for his third album, titled “A Man Without Love”[1]
  • In 1979, Maureen McGovern (number 27 on the US Adult Contemporary chart in 1979; number 5 Canadian AC in 1980).[46]
  • In 1991, Pet Shop Boys used part of the song on their version of U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name”, which reached number 4 in the U.K. and number 72 in the U.S.[47]
  • In 1992, Dutch singers Gerard Joling and Tatjana Šimić recorded a duet version of the song (including a rap segment by Darrell Bell), which peaked at number 5 in the Dutch Top 40 charts.[48]
  • In 1993, a cover by A-ha frontman Morten Harket was featured in the final scene of the movie adaptation of
    Coneheads.[49]
  • In 1999, Heath Ledger’s character, accompanied by his high school’s marching band, sings a part of the song in the film
    10 Things I Hate About You,
    for which he was nominated in the 2000 MTV Movie Awards for Best Musical Performance.[50]
  • In 2004, Jennifer Peña recorded a Latin version of the song, “No Hay Nadie Igual Como Tú”, which reached number 33 on the Latin charts.
  • In 2022, fans of the German football club 1. FC Union Berlin started using the melody for a chant for their player Torsten Mattuschka, inspired by Manchester United F.C. fans who used it for their player Owen Hargreaves.[51]
    [52]
  • In 2022, Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones sang an acoustic version of the song in tribute to former Wales national football team manager Gary Speed. The song was adopted as an anthem for Welsh football fans during Speed’s playing career with Wales after being used in a BBC Wales promo for the 1994 World Cup qualifying campaign.[53]
  • In 2022, Surf Aries remixed a cover version of the song as a single under the title “ILY (I Love You Baby)”. The single reached the Top 40 in over 30 countries and is certified Platinum in six countries.
  • In 2022, Giovanni Zarrella remixed the melody with new Italian lyrics in his song “Masing-masing RICOMINCIARE”.[54]

Despite the existence of a YouTube video with over 144 million views that claims the song was sung by Frank Sinatra, no such recording exists, and the song that plays on that YouTube clip is merely Valli’s version.
[55]

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External links

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  • Lyrics of this song
  • “Official Frankie Valli Site”. Retrieved 2022-2-16.
  • RIAA – Gold & Platinum Searchable Database
  • Frankie Valli – Can’falak Take My Eyes Off You
    on YouTube
  • The Lettermen – Goin’ Out of My Head / Can’lengkung langit Take My Eyes Off You (Live)
    on YouTube



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