Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kim Carnes: Bette Davis Eyes (1981)

It is one of the most lasting and stylistic songs of the 1980s. Kim Carnes entered the forefront of the pop music scene like Stevie Nicks' smoky-voiced California-bred older sister with Bette Davis Eyes, a song that spent nine weeks at #1 on the charts.

From the memorable 1981 album Mistaken Identity, it still stands as one of the strongest contributions to the pop music scene from the early part of the decade.

The song's longevity is testified to by its inclusion in the karaoke soundtrack from the film Duets.

And, as a bit of a footnote, here is the song reincarnated by Gwyneth Paltrow for the film.

HERE you can find a good collection of Bette Davis Eyes remixes over at Retro Remixes.

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