I’m not really if “In Your Eyes”, from Peter Gabriel’s 1986 masterpiece, So, should be allowed on this series, since the song is one of the most popular singles ever. And while it’s a verse-bridge-chorus-verse type song, it features one of my favorite bridges of all time, a very subtle moment from the verse that changes the whole song.
Everyone knows the track, and it has been immortalized in many films before (specifically speaking, the Cameron Crowe romantic comedy, Say Anything) There’s something about the song that makes it absolutely timeless. It’s the world influence of “In Your Eyes” that made So one of the great albums in 1986.
At the end, the excellent instrumentation and music included in this song would mean nothing without Peter Gabriel’s brutal and powerful vocal delivery. The music moves with Peter all the way into the track and not the other way. He’s a synonym sincerity and talent. Plus, the words to “In Your Eyes” make it one of the best classic radio love songs of all time.
This week’s Don’t Forget The Songs was written by Jonathan Gil Santillan.