Temptation Eyes
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Temptation Eyes
"Temptation Eyes"
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Single by The Grass Roots
from the album More Golden Grass
"Keepin' Me Down"
ReleasedDecember 1970 (1970-12)
Genre
Length2:40
LabelABC/Dunhill
Harvey Price, Daniel Walsh[1]
Steve Barri
The Grass Roots singles chronology
"Come on and Say It"
(1970)
"Temptation Eyes"
(1970)
"Sooner or Later"
(1971)

"Temptation Eyes" is a 1970 hit song by The Grass Roots. It was released on their second compilation album, More Golden Grass.

Background

The song reached number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. It spent 18 weeks on the charts, making it the band's single of greatest longevity, sustaining itself three weeks longer than their greatest hit, "Midnight Confessions".

Two versions exist. The original mono mix had its vocal chorus section double-tracked, while the chorus in the stereo mix uses one voice (single-tracked).

Grass Roots' lead singer Rob Grill would in 1991 cite "Temptation Eyes" as his personal favorite Grass Roots song.[2]

Chart performance

Cover versions

Erica Smith covered "Temptation Eyes" on her 1989 Columbia Release Holiday LP, Produced by: Gary Spaniola. Blake Babies covered "Temptation Eyes" on their 1991 Innocence and Experience LP. The Replacements also performed the song for the Let It Be sessions in 1984. The song has shown up in bootleg form, and was later included on the deluxe edition of Let it Be.

References

  1. ^ "Temptation Eyes by The Grass Roots Songfacts". www.SongFacts.com. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ The Pantagraph (Bloomington IN) 2 August 1991 "Rock Bands Weather Winds of Changing Member Ships" by Dan Kraft p.C-1
  3. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Top Pop 100 Singles" Billboard December 25, 1971: TA-36

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