New Patter Release
SP1150 Bette Davis Eyes
“Bette Davis Eyes” is a song written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon in 1974. It was originally recorded by DeShannon in that year for her album New Arrangement, but it was made popular by American singer Kim Carnes in 1981 when it spent nine non-consecutive weeks on top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song was #1 for five weeks but was interrupted for one week by “Stars on 45” before it returned to the top spot for another four weeks and became Billboard‘s biggest hit of the year. The single also reached No. 5 on Billboard‘s Top Tracks charts and No. 26 on the Dance charts. It was also a No. 1 hit in 21 countries and peaked at No. 10 in the United Kingdom, to date her only Top 40 hit in that country. It also reached No. 2 in Canada for twelve consecutive weeks, and was the No. 2 hit of 1981 in that country after “Stars on 45”.
The song won the Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, it also ranked at No. 12 on Billboard‘s list of the Top 100 songs in the first 50 years of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.