I always try to include many different genres on these lists.
But that was not possible this time.
Songs about blue eyes are common in country music and rock. But not in other genres.
And all of the singers are white.
It seems other ethnicities simply do not care about blue eyes enough to put their feelings into a song.
Whatever the reason, on this list, the genres are limited.
Hopefully you are still able to find at least one song that appeals to you.
Keep reading for a list of 14 great songs with blue eyes in the lyrics.
Table of Contents
- 1 Songs About Blue Eyes
- 1.1 Baby Blue Eyes by Josh Kelley
- 1.2 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain by Willie Nelson
- 1.3 Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles by Captain Beefheart
- 1.4 Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
- 1.5 Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground
- 1.6 Blue Eyes by Cary Brothers
- 1.7 Brown-Haired Blue-Eyed Baby by JD Clayton
- 1.8 Blue Eyed Girls by Mark Wilkinson
- 1.9 Blue-Eyed Boy by Trophy Eyes
- 1.10 Blue Eyes by Elton John
- 1.11 Something About Her Blue Eyes by Granger Smith
- 1.12 Bluest Eyes In Texas by Restless Heart
- 1.13 Baby Blue by George Strait
- 1.14 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash
- 2 Songs With Blue Eyes In The Lyrics: Final Thoughts
Songs About Blue Eyes
As mentioned, I tried to include as many different genres of music as possible, but was not all that successful this time. All the songs below fall into the same two or three genres. We also have a list of songs with eyes in the title that has many more great songs.
Baby Blue Eyes by Josh Kelley
Baby Blue Eyes is a love song that expresses the singer’s deep love and admiration for this beautiful woman with beautiful blue eyes.
American singer and songwriter Josh Kelley wrote it in 2011. Kelley has been married to Katherine Heigl since 2007 and the song is supposedly about her eyes, although she has brown eyes. Oops!
The singer narrates how he is captivated by this woman with gorgeous blue eyes. He goes on to say that those eyes are the reason he wakes up in the morning and the last thing he thinks of at night.
The first time he saw this woman, he was left speechless. He also goes on to say that she was an angel who saved him.
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain by Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson made this melancholic country song – written by Fred Rose in 1945 – popular in 1975. It went on to become an instant country hit.
The song is about lost love and the pain that comes with it. The singer says he is still haunted by his lover with blue eyes.
Despite all the time that has gone by, he still remembers her blue eyes crying in the rain. But he understands he has to move on, because he knows he will never meet her again.
Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles by Captain Beefheart
Captain Beefheart was a talented singer, artist, poet, composer, and sculptor. In Her Eyes are a Blue Million Miles (recorded in 1972), he talks about a man who feels he does not deserve his beautiful lover with blue eyes.
When he looks into her eyes, he sees the endless sea. And despite his lover’s assurance that she loves him, the singer is filled with self-doubt.
The song has been performed by various artists including The Black Keys. Their version was even used in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski.
Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
Peter Townsend of The Who, the UK’s top rock band, wrote Behind Blue Eyes in 1971. It went on to become the band’s most popular song, although it was never released as a single in the US. It is still a staple of classic rock playlists today.
In Behind Blue Eyes, the singer considers himself to be a ‘bad man’ hiding behind innocent blue eyes. It can be interpreted as a song written by an antagonist or a villain who feels that no one understands him. He is definitely not the good man in these songs.
At one point, Behind Blue Eyes takes on a dark turn and the lyrics indicate that this blue-eyed man will soon swallow something vile. He requests the listener to make him vomit if that happens and to give him a coat and keep him warm.
In short: Behind Blue Eyes suggests that the villain is still capable of feeling emotions and struggling with his inner demons. Unfortunately, no one knows what it is like to be the sad, bad man behind those blue eyes.
Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground
Lou Reed wrote Pale Blue Eyes for the American rock band The Velvet Underground recorded in 1969.
It is a melancholic ballad about a lover reminiscing about his lost love. He has mixed feelings about this lover with blue eyes – sometimes he is angry, sometimes happy, and at times sad.
Despite everything, he cannot help but linger on her pale blue eyes. He goes on to say that she was his everything and yet he could not keep her and now she is married to someone else.
While most fans of The Velvet Underground believe that the song was written about Reed’s ex-girlfriend and muse Shelly Albin, some say it is about Reed’s relationship with fellow bandmate John Cale.
Pale Blue Eyes has been performed by various artists including R.E.M. It has even been featured in popular TV shows and movies, like Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and Adventureland.
Blue Eyes by Cary Brothers
American singer and songwriter Cary Brothers describes Blue Eyes as “the song that started everything” for him in 2004. He originally recorded it for his first EP All the Rage.
It later got featured on the soundtrack of the 2004 film Garden State. It was also added as a bonus track on Brother’s album Who You Are.
Brothers conveys vulnerability and emotional longing through the lyrics of Blue Eyes. Some fans attributed this intensity to Brother’s messy breakup at the time. The song resonated with millions, due to its relatable themes of longing and heartache.
Many shows including Grey’s Anatomy featured Blue Eyes, which further boosted its sales, making it one of Cary Brother’s most popular songs.
Brown-Haired Blue-Eyed Baby by JD Clayton
Brown-Haired Blue-Eyed Baby is a song by American singer and songwriter JD Clayton. It is a classic country ballad that describes a man falling in love with a girl having brown hair and blue eyes. He goes on to describe his feelings for her as well as his hopes and dreams for their future together.
Released in 1971, Brown-Haired Blue-Eyed Baby went on to reach the top 40 on the country charts. The song’s success helped Clayton launch his music career.
Blue Eyed Girls by Mark Wilkinson
[Mark Wilkinson blocks his videos from being embedded, so you’ll have to find this one yourself.]
If you’re looking for a soulful song to dedicate to all the blue-eyed girls in your life, you will love Mark Wilkinson’s Blue-Eyed Girls.
Mark Wilkinson is an English Australian singer/songwriter known for his soulful music. Many people have compared him to Tracy Chapman but with “better clarity and tenderness”.
Blue-Eyed Boy by Trophy Eyes
Trophy Eyes, a relatively new Australian Rock band, wrote and performed Blue Eyed Boy in March 2023. This was their first single after their long-time lead guitarist Andrew Hallett left the band for personal reasons. Trophy Eyes then announced Josh Campiao as Hallett’s replacement.
Blue Eyed Boy is a song about friendship. It describes the journey of two best friends who have known each other forever, but one of them has taken the wrong path.
Trophy Eyes’ vocalist John Floreani said in an interview that he was inspired to write Blue Eyed Boy after a trip to the band’s hometown in Newcastle, Australia. Seeing an old friend made him happy, but also brought an overwhelming sense of dread.
Blue Eyes by Elton John
Blue Eyes won Elton John a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Male in 1982. The song’s video (directed by Stephen Priest) is shot on Sydney’s famed Bondi to Bronte coastal walk.
Surprisingly, the lyricist Gary Osborne used only 51 different words to touch a range of emotions in this beautiful, soulful ballad.
The singer talks about his baby with blue eyes that remind him of the ocean and blue sky. Those eyes hide the tears and pain when he has to leave her.
He also describes feeling the comfort he feels in their presence. When those blue eyes are watching him, he feels he is at home.
The chart-busting song went on to feature in many year-end top charts including those in Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, and the USA.
Something About Her Blue Eyes by Granger Smith
Granger Smith is an American country music singer and songwriter. In Something About Her Blue Eyes, he reminisces about a girl with blue eyes that he once knew.
The Santa Fe blue sky he sees while driving on a lonely highway reminds him of her. He goes on to describe how this brown-haired, blue-eyed girl has driven him wild and captivated his heart. He knows he has to go back to her before she sets her blue eyes on someone else.
Bluest Eyes In Texas by Restless Heart
Country band Restless Heart released Bluest Eyes in Texas in May 1988. It went on to become the number 1 single on the country charts.
Bluest Eyes In Texas was written by Dave Robbins, Van Stephenson, and Tim DuBois. It was inspired by Van Stephenson’s ex-girlfriend. Van reminisced about her to the band telling them about the time they were dating in Nashville, until her family moved to Texas.
He remembers being heartbroken and thinking that once she arrived in Texas, everyone who sees her would think that she had the bluest eyes in the state.
Van’s story inspired the band to write the beautiful song that eventually went on to take them to the top spot on country radio.
Baby Blue by George Strait
Although it was written by Texas songwriter Aaron Barker, Baby Blue is about George’s daughter Jennifer who was killed in an accident at the age of 13 in 1986. The song was released in April 1988.
It went on to top the US Hot Country Songs chart and the Canadian Country Tracks chart. Critics called Baby Blue an A-grade song and described it as one of Strait’s smoothest pop performances with plenty of country touches.
In Baby Blue, the singer describes his baby as having baby blue eyes as blue as the Colorado skies. The beautiful song can also be interpreted as love gone wrong.
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash
Stephen Stills wrote Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and performed it together with David Crosby and Stephen in the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. They released the song on their 1969 self-titled debut album, their only album as a group before adding Neil Young to the band.
The Judy in the title is Judy Collins, herself a singer and songwriter. She was Stephen Stills’ girlfriend of two years at the time and the lyrics are mainly reflections on their relationship and how they knew they were going to break up soon.
The word “suite” in the title is a play on the word “sweet” and the fact that the song is structured as a classical music suite, meaning it is a set of musical pieces presented in order.
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes did fairly well at the time of release, peaking at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart and at number 11 in Canada. Its reputation has only grown since. It has been included on a number of lists of the best songs of all time and has even been parodied by numerous artists, including parody master “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Songs With Blue Eyes In The Lyrics: Final Thoughts
As mentioned, the number of different genres featured in this list of songs about blue eyes is limited. I just couldn’t find any in other genres.
But that does not necessarily mean they do not exist. If you know of and great songs with blue eyes in the lyrics from genres that are missing from this article, please let me know in the comments below.
And if you like these types of lists, we also have one with songs about beautiful women here. That list is not limited to blue-eyed women.