Monday, June 25, 2018

Musical Interlude: For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Fresh off her #1 hit, "Morning Train (9 to 5)", Sheena Easton burned up the radio airwaves in the summer of 1981 with the title song from "For Your Eyes Only".

The James Bond adventure, with Roger Moore as Bond, was released around the same time as the single and a comic book adaptation published by Marvel. Unlike "Morning Train", Easton peaked at #4 on the Hot 100 with "For Your Eyes Only".


Mike Doran said...

The movie For Your Eyes Only started with one of the famed opening title sequences, supervised by Maurice Binder.
These titles, famed for their PG-13 imagery, always ran over the song that had been released at the same time, usually helping make the song a hit record.
In the case of For Your Eyes Only, Binder's title sequence put Sheena Easton on camera to lip-sync the song - the only time in the history of the Bond pictures that an artist was so employed.
Sheena Easton was at the peak of her record stardom; I'm guessing that her visibility in the movie boosted the box-office just a bit …

hobbyfan said...

As I said, she was hot off "Morning Train", but I don't think she'd peaked yet.