“Eyes are the window to the soul.”
That phrase has been attributed to a number of historic figures.
Mostly poets and philosophers, like Shakespeare or Cicero
Given the number of songs with eyes in the title, it seems musicians agree.
Music feeds the soul, so it makes sense to sing about the window to the soul.
And many artists have done so beautifully.
Keep reading for a list of the most beautiful songs that have the word “eyes” in the song title.
Songs With Eyes In The Title
I tried to include songs with eyes in the title from as many different genres as possible. That way there is a great chance there are at least a few songs below that appeal to you. Hopefully many more than a few.
Eyes Closed by Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran needs no introduction. The talented singer and songwriter wrote Eyes Closed as a tribute to his friend Jamal Edward, who died in February 2022 from a drug overdose.
Soon after, Sheeran lost another close friend: famous Australian cricketer Shane Warne. Eyes Closed was a result of all the fear, depression, and anxiety that Sheeran experienced during that time.
The song was very well-received and even won two MTV Music Award nominations in the Best Pop and Best Cinematography categories.
Eyes Without A Face by Billy Idol
English rockstar Billy Idol performed Eyes Without a Face for his album Rebel Yell, released in 1983. Idol was inspired to write it based on a horror film about a plastic surgeon who murders his victims to transplant their facial features onto his disfigured daughter’s face.
Later, Idol explained that some of the lyrics of the rock ballad also referred to his infidelities in his relationships. Eyes Without a Face became a hit for its silky acoustic guitar and received several MTV Video Music Award nominations.
In Your Eyes by The Weeknd
The Weeknd wrote In Your Eyes in 2020, based on his tumultuous relationship and on-off romance with Bella Hadid. The modern and alternative R&B singer addresses his lover, saying he can sense something off (perhaps guilt) in her eyes, despite her attempts to hide it.
The Weeknd also explained in an interview that the song was about broken love and about two people who deeply love each other, but still end up hurting or damaging each other.
Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish performed Ocean Eyes (written by her brother Finneas O’Connell for his high school band) when she was just 14 years old. She also pays tribute to her former dance teacher with this ballad.
The beautifully haunting song describes the singer falling in love with a man who has blue eyes like the ocean. She understands that the relationship is toxic, but she simply cannot help staring into his ocean eyes.
Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen
Hungry Eyes is a classic romantic song that is often played at proms and weddings. It has even been used in many romantic movies and TV shows.
Eric Carmen wrote the track for the famous 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The song became extremely popular and went on to reach the 4th spot on the Billboard Top 100.
Carmen mentioned in an interview that Hungry Eyes was based on his own experience of falling in love. In the movie Dirty Dancing, the lead pair, Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, perform a sensual dance to this track. Since its release, countless artists have performed Hungry Eyes, making it a cultural touchstone.
Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
Released in 1971, The Who’s Behind Blue Eyes was originally written from the perspective of the villain of Lifehouse, a rock opera The Who were working on, but that was never released.
Ther lyrics work without that reference, however. They describe the singer’s pain despite all the fame. He believes everyone hates him and the worst fact is that he even hates himself. The lyrics behind Behind Blue Eyes describe the singer taking a look into his mind.
The song also points to the wrong choices the singer has made, as a result of which he is consumed with guilt, sorrow, rage, and loss. All the choices have hurt the woman he loves, and he realizes he cannot undo his mistakes. Our list of songs about blue eyes feature this track too, of course.
Spanish Eyes by Backstreet Boys
Spanish Eyes is probably the Backstreet Boys’ most underrated song. The band released it as part of their 1999 album, Millenium.
The term Spanish Eyes is used to describe the dark and beautiful eyes of the stereotypical Latina (many Americans seem not to be able to distinguish between Latinos and Spaniards, or even realize that many Latinos and Spaniards are also caucasians).
However, the band uses the term as a metaphor to describe the deep connection the singer feels with his lover. He says he cannot get over her captivating gaze and despite being in her arms, the lovers continue searching for each other.
Those Eyes by New West
New West’s Those Eyes describes a beautiful relationship between a young couple deeply in love. The lovers exchange meaningful glances, stolen kisses, and fleeting touches when they are in a crowd.
And when the singer is away from his lover, he closes his eyes and sees her eyes. This is the kind of song that makes you want to fall in love all over again. It is a celebration of love and romance. New West released the single in 2019.
Sexy Eyes by Whigfield
Whigfield (Sannie Carlson) holds the Guinness World record as the first artist to go straight to the top position on the UK Singles chart for her track Saturday Night.
In her 1995 hit Sexy Eyes, Carlson describes her lover as someone with sexy, captivating eyes. She claims that he sets her free with his gorgeous looks.
While it did not win any major awards, Sexy Eyes went on to become an international hit and is still played at dance parties today.
Close Your Eyes by Michael Buble
Buble wrote Close Your Eyes (from his 2013 album To Be Loved) as an homage to his wife, Luisana Lopilato. The Grammy award-winning singer thanks the almighty for his wonderful partner, calling her a strong woman who keeps the family together and helps him brave all the storms. He describes her as his angel and someone brave, beautiful, and compassionate.
The singer then asks her to close her eyes as he describes all the things he loves about her. He tells her that she is one of a kind and that he will never see her cry.
Beautiful In My Eyes by Joshua Kadison
Joshua Kadison’s 1993 song Beautiful In My Eyes describes a forever kind of love. The singer describes a woman he wants to grow old with, saying that she will always remain beautiful in his eyes, no matter what.
He calls her his Mona Lisa and describes her love as a pearl. He knows that life will bring ups and downs and different seasons but the lessons they learn through them will make them beautiful in his eyes.
The song is full of life and gives messages about everlasting love. Many people have compared Kadison’s voice to Elton John’s.
Beautiful Eyes by Taylor Swift
Swift has given us so many beautiful songs and Beautiful Eyes is right there at the top of that list. In Beautiful Eyes, she describes her lover as having beautiful eyes and says that she wants to be with him all the time.
She feels like she is looking through his eyes and she has never felt this way before. Beautiful Eyes is Taylor’s second extended play (EP) and was released in 2008.
Eyes On You by Jay Sean
British singer Jay Sean rocks Eyes on You, Bhangra style! The fusion track is taken from Sean’s 2004 album, Me Against Myself. In the track, the Indian Punjabi singer describes being in love and completely blown away by the girl, so much so that he cannot take his eyes off her.
The chorus of the song Eyes on You—I can’t take them off!—conveys the level of the singer’s passionate infatuation and longing for the girl to return his feelings. While the song did not win any notable awards, it did very well commercially and was well-received internationally.
Devil Eyes by Starla Edney
Devil Eyes is a track from Starla Edney’s 2018 album of the same name. It was written by Edney and Monoir. In Devil Eyes, the singer warns her lover to be honest with her, asking him to look into her “devil” eyes so she can tell if he is lying.
She warns her lover to be aware of her powers of seduction. In a sense, the song suggests that the singer is like a witch who has completely seduced and charmed her lover and has him “burning like a cigarette”.
Eyes Don’t Lie by Isabel LaRosa
In Eyes Don’t Lie, LaRosa reiterates the fact that eyes are the windows to the soul. The soulful track is taken from LaRosa’s 2019 album Revelations.
The singer asks her lover to commit to her in a deep romantic relationship by looking into her eyes. She says she can tell if he is lying. The haunting song expresses the singer’s vulnerability and her desire for an authentic and passionate relationship with her lover.
Brown Eyes by Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child performed this beautiful ballad for their 2001 album, Survivor. The singer talks about the depth and beauty of her partner’s brown eyes.
She expresses her love and passion for him and believes that they share a unique connection. The singer expresses her adoration for her lover’s Brown Eyes which depict his sincerity and honesty and let her see his soul. Survivor went on to win several awards, including the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards’ Best Group Music Video.
Lost In Your Eyes by Debbie Gibson
Lost in Your Eyes is a timeless love ballad by Debbie Gibson from her album Electric Youth, released in 1989. The tender and heartfelt lyrics of the song beautifully convey the feeling of being captivated by a lover’s gaze.
The singer also expresses the depth of the love and connection between two people and talks about the eye contact that conveys these emotions.
While the song did not win any major awards, it achieved significant commercial success. It was also Gibson’s first and only number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Songs With The Word Eyes In The Title: Final Thoughts
As mentioned I tried to populate this list of songs with eyes in the title with great music from as many different genres as possible. But I know some genres are definitely underrepresented, or even missing entirely.
If you have any additional suggestions for great songs that belong on this list, please feel free to let me know in a comment below. I’m especially looking for music in genres that do not have many (or any) entries on the list. But am happy to have any suggestions, regardless of genre.