Era Inducted To: Modern Era
Lyricist(s):Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings
Composer(s):Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings
Released on the album titled Wheatfield Soul, These Eyes reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Top 100 songs in the United States. Producer Jack Richardson had taken a chance, mortgaged his home, and hired PR people to launch the song south of the border. The solid gold reaction there led Canadian broadcasters to pick up These Eyes and it reached No. 1 in this country. The song eventually sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. It also led later to the band gaining a contract with RCA Records. Randy Bachman said the original words for the song came as he “noodled” on a piano one night, waiting for a date to come down the stairs. He and Burton Cummings later put some words together to come up with one of The Guess Who’s biggest hits.
Cover artists include: Blood, Sweat and Tears, Michael Bolton, Gowan, Junior Walker, and Natalie Cole