Showing posts with label Kim Carnes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kim Carnes. Show all posts

Jan 22, 2019

Greatest Songs of All Time: #15 Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes (1981)

Greatest Songs of All Time: #15 Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes (1981)
"Bette Davis Eyes" is a song written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, and made popular by American singer Kim Carnes. DeShannon recorded it in 1974; Carnes's 1981 version spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Billboard's biggest hit of 1981.

The Kim Carnes version spent nine non-consecutive weeks on top of the US Billboard Hot 100 (interrupted for one week by the "Stars on 45 Medley") and was Billboard's biggest hit of the year for 1981. The single also reached No. 5 on Billboard's Top Tracks charts and No. 26 on the Dance charts. The song won the Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The song was also a number one hit in 21 countries and peaked at number 10 in the United Kingdom, her only Top 40 hit there to date.

Jan 3, 2016

Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes - Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer (1980)

Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes - Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer (1980)
"Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" is a song written by David Ellingson and Kim Carnes and recorded by Kenny Rogers and Carnes as a duet. It was released in March 1980 as the first single from Rogers' album Gideon. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. It was also recorded in Spanish as "No Te Enamores De Un Loco".