Top Songs from the ’80s with EYE in the Title (+Bonus ’80s Eye Quiz)

When I was a kid, I incorrectly assumed that the phrase “The Ides of March” was “the eyes of March”. I later learned the real meaning, but like many misheard song lyrics, I always chuckle to think about those eyes in March. So with March upon us, I thought I would share my favorite ’80s songs with eyes (or eye) in the title?

Eyes seem like the most popular body part to write songs about over the years. They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. They are also in the title of some pretty decent songs. Those songs qualify for this list if they were released between 1980-1989 and have the word “eyes” or “eye” in the title. My rankings will be based on a combination of perceived quality of work and pop culture significance, but mostly just my personal taste level both then and now (which admittedly can change daily). Videos are included for the top 5, but I am sure you can readily find the others if you want to hear them. So here are my TOP 15 SONGS OF THE ’80s WITH EYES IN THE TITLE:

15. “Blue Eyes” (1982) by Elton John

14. “For Your Eyes Only” (1981) by Sheena Easton

13. “Hungry Eyes” (1987) by Eric Carmen

12. “Eye in the Sky” (1982) by The Alan Parsons Project

11. “When You Close Your Eyes” (1983) by Night Ranger

10. “We Close Our Eyes” (1985) by Go West

9. “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981) by Kim Carnes

8. “Private Eyes” (1981) by Hall & Oates

7. “Eyes Without a Face” (1984) by Billy Idol

6. “Close My Eyes Forever” (1988) by Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne

5. “Angel Eyes” (1989) by The Jeff Healey Band






4. “Lost in Your Eyes” (1989) by Debbie Gibson






3. “Heaven in Your Eyes” (1986) by Loverboy






2. “Eye of the Tiger” (1982) by Survivor






1. “In Your Eyes” (1986) by Peter Gabriel






There’s my list. Yes, I admit the rankings tilt towards ballads (I am a sucker for a good ballad). As usual and as I mentioned earlier, these are based on my personal preferences and the order could very well change a little depending on my mood or nostalgia on a given day. Are there any songs from the ’80s with eyes in the title that you feel I have overlooked? One that just missed the list was “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes” by Asia. If you have others or if you’d rank any differently, please leave them in the comments section below. There are certainly many other great songs about eyes from other decades. Another phrase that some people mistake is “the ayes have it” as “the eyes have it”. Well, when it comes to being awesome, these ’80s songs about eyes have it.


BONUS: Speaking of eyes, see if you can identify each of these sets of memorable ’80s eyes. Don’t cheat, but the answers will be at the bottom of the page. 80s Eye Quiz:


































Answers to the “80s Eye Quiz” above: 1. Cyndi Lauper, 2. Adam Ant, 3. Christopher Lloyd as “Doc Brown”, 4. Grace Jones, 5. Boy George, 6. Phil Collins, 7. Prince, 8. Madonna, 9. DMC, 10. Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf, 11. Christopher Lloyd as “Judge Doom”, 12. Tom Cruise in Top Gun, 13. Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, 14. Harrison Ford as “Indiana Jones”, 15. Joan Cusack in Working Girl, 16. Molly Ringwald, 17. Bruce Willis in Die Hard, 18. Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, 19. Mr. T in Rocky III, 20. Pete Burns of Dead or Alive, 21. Meg Ryan, 22. model Patty Elias from the Robert Palmer music videos, 23. Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science, 24. David Bowie, 25. Demi Moore, 26. Colin Hay from Men at Work, 27. Michael Jackson in “Thriller”, 28. Michael Keaton as “Batman”, 29. E.T., 30. “Sloth” from Goonies

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Old School Tim has an adoring devotion to the awesome '80s decade. He loves to relive and share that nostalgia on a regular basis. The Kickin' it Old School blog site has been retired, but you can still get daily doses of '80s goodness on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and anywhere else they let him.

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