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Bright Eyes "is a song by Mike Batt.

However, it is better known by the release number by Art Garfunkel. He performed the song for the film Watership Down and this was partly because of a big hit in the 1970s. It was the best-selling single of 1979 in Netherlands.

The song is also on Garfunkel's studio albums Fate for Breakfast (only outside the US) and Scissors Cut.

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Background[Edit]Edit

Mike Batt wrote the song at first about his father, who died of cancer. Also in the United Kingdom , the song was a big hit, sold 1 million copies of the single were. This was the best selling single that year in that country.

Interestingly, the single in the United States the very bad did, it took out the not even Billboard Hot 100 .

Covers[Edit]Edit

The song has been covered by the following artists:

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

"Bright Eyes" in the Dutch Top 40 - within 05-05-1979
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Number 31 13 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 8 19 26 from
"Bright Eyes" in the Dutch Single Top 100 - inside: 12-05-1979
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Number 12 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 11 18 30 34 48 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Bright Eyes (by Art Garfunkel) 46 51 53 100 137 120 154 222 140 136 347 223 281 455 470
Predecessor:

I want you to want me by Cheap Trick

Dutch Top 40 number-one single

2 June 6 July 1979 - 1979 5 weeks

Successor:

The Reunited by Peaches & Herb

Predecessor:

I want you to want me by Cheap Trick

Number 1-hit in the Dutch Single Top 100

2 June 14 July 1979 - 1979 6 weeks

Successor:

Theme from ' 'The Deer Hunter(Cavatina) by The Shadows

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