In Your Eyes (5:28)

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“In Your Eyes” is a song by musician Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So. It reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986.

It was not released as a single in the UK. Gabriel later released an extended version of the song which was nearly 9 minutes in length (as compared to the original 5:29 version that appears on the album). Like many of his songs, “In Your Eyes” contains significant African influences, even more so when performed live (on the So tour) as an extended vocal duet with Youssou N’Dour.

The song was the finale of the Secret World Tour, and is the final track on the Secret World Live album.

In 1993, Gabriel performed the song on Saturday Night Live.

The song was included on the US version of his 2003 compilation Hit, but not on the European or Japanese versions.

In 2005, after 19 years of accumulated sales, the song brought Gabriel his first Gold single, certified in the U.S. by the RIAA.[3]

In 1988 (at the end of the 1987 NFL season), NBC Sports used “In Your Eyes” in for the prologue (narrated by Dick Enberg) of the AFC Championship Game between the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns.

The song was used twice in the 1989 Cameron Crowe film, Say Anything…, as well as in its trailer. An iconic scene from the film occurs when broken-hearted Lloyd Dobler serenades his ex-girlfriend, Diane Court, outside her bedroom window by holding a boombox up above his head and playing the song for her. The scene has become a standard pop culture reference for romance. Repopularized by its usage in the film, the song reentered the charts but narrowly failed to crack the top 40 in its second run, reaching as high as #41.

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  • Amrabart

    one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard

    28 Aug 8:21am Reply
  • ghismmbb

    un artiste unique, un univers sublime

    26 Aug 7:12pm Reply
  • djsweetlips1971

    Love me some Gabriel.

    22 Aug 7:10pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    great video.

    4 May 10:46am Reply
  • b5stewa

    abso yes!

    28 Apr 2:32am Reply
  • silversurfer250

    This was featured in the movie Say Anything in a scene where John Cusack plays this from a Boom Box he holds over his head to win the heart of Ione Skye. Cameron Crowe, who directed the film, was going to use Billy Idol's "Got To Be A Lover," but it didn't work with the scene. Crowe got the idea to use this when he played a tape from his wedding which had the song on it. Because it was a deeply personal song, Gabriel did not want to let him use it, but when Crowe called and sent him a tape of the movie, Gabriel loved it and let him use it. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=742

    7 Apr 5:56am Reply
  • lafosta

    Good lord, feels like this song has taken up the whole morning.

    27 Mar 10:11am Reply
  • marjo47

    Good song.

    15 Mar 5:06pm Reply
  • veruschkan

    I want my own boxset with John Cusack in it!LOL

    10 Mar 3:20am Reply
  • yerbyderby

    This Last.fm Player makes me sick. Again and again it´s jerking.

    21 Feb 6:05pm Reply
  • Assedor

    Gabriel is really fascinating till now.

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • radio_face

    How about a boxed set for x-mas.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • PghDwayne

    Let's keep it real ladies. Not a single one of you wants to take a jobless man with you when you accept your fellowship.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Cofilee

    This song is so good and powerfull in some unique way. :D

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Jen420

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • icetune

    the very song every girl would like her personal kind of Lloyd Dobbler to play for her.. [2]

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LebaSalad

    the very song every girl would like her personal kind of Lloyd Dobbler to play for her..

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • nitty_look

    The first time I heard of it was because of the movie Say anything. I say: this song is great.

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Ennish

    I've known this song for as long as I can remember, but it wasn't until a few years ago that I realized it was a Peter Gabriel song all along. Still pretty much embedded in my DNA, though.

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • klippshaw

    the new blood version >>>>>>

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
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