Written in 1934 for the film Dames where it was introduced by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler.
According to Billboard magazine, the song was a #2 hit for Ben Selvin in 1934. The orchestras of Eddie Duchin and Anson Weeks also figured in the song's 1934 popularity, and was used the following year in the film, The Woman in Red, produced by Warner Brothers, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gene Raymond. This song was recorded in 1950 by Peggy Lee, and by the Flamingos in 1959, becoming one of their most popular hits. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the Flamingos' version #157 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This version peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is a jazz standard, and has been covered by thousands of musicians.
My love must be a kind of blind love, I can't see anyone but you And dear, I wonder if you find love, An optical illusion, too?
Are the stars out tonight? I don't know if it's cloudy or bright 'Cause I only have eyes for you, dear The moon may be high But I can't see a thing in the sky 'Cause I only have eyes for you.
I don't know if we're in a garden, Or on a crowded avenue, You are here and so am I, Maybe millions of people go by But they all disappear from view, For I only have eyes for you