Green Eyes (song)

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"Aquellos Ojos Verdes"
LanguageSpanish, English
English titleGreen Eyes
Songwriter(s)Adolfo Utrera, Nilo Menéndez
Lyricist(s)1931 English lyrics: Eddie Rivera, Eddie Woods

Green Eyes is a popular song. It was originally written in Spanish under the title Aquellos Ojos Verdes ("Those Green Eyes") by Adolfo Utrera and Nilo Menéndez, 1929. The English translation was made by Eddie Rivera and Eddie Woods in 1931.

The song was a bolero, written in 1929 and recorded in Cuba the same year. The English version of the song, written in 1931, became a major hit ten years later when recorded by the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra. On 78 rpm records, Green eyes was backed by Maria Elena, which was also a hit.The record first reached the Billboard charts on May 9, 1941 and lasted 21 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1.[1] Both numbers have been covered many times, especially in Latin music circles.

References[change | change source]

  1. Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.