Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes (1987)
- 80's score: 1.83
“Hungry Eyes” is a song performed by American musician Eric Carmen, a former member of the band Raspberries, and ...
“Hungry Eyes” is a song performed by American musician Eric Carmen, a former member of the band Raspberries, and was featured in the film Dirty Dancing (1987). The song was recorded at Beachwood Studios in Beachwood, Ohio in 1987. “Hungry Eyes” peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #3 on the Cash Box Top 100 in 1988. The power ballad was not released commercially in the UK, but it managed to peak at #82 in January 1988, having charted purely on import sales.
Songwriters Franke Previte and John DeNicola wrote the song, as well as another hit from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”. John DeNicola revamped “Hungry Eyes” for his debut album The Why Because released October 2019. “Explaining his version, DeNicola says, “I thought it would be fun to record ‘Hungry Eyes’ in a way that would set it apart from the Dirty Dancing version and decided to try to make it sound like a modern indie-rock band imitating an 80’s synth-pop song.”