Dusty Springfield (1939-1999) was an English pop singer and songwriter known for her soulful voice and sophisticated pop style. She rose to fame in the 1960s as a member of the pop trio The Springfields and went on to have a successful solo career with hits such as “Son of a Preacher Man,” “The Look of Love,” and “I Only Want to Be with You.”
One of Springfield’s impressive songs is “Something in Your Eyes.” It sings about how one sees something special in the eyes of the person she loves, and how that something is what keeps her going. The song’s arrangements and Springfield’s powerful voice help to bring the lyrics to life, making this song a timeless classic of the pop genre.
Released in 1987, “Something In Your Eyes” was written by Richard Carpenter for his sister Karen. However, she passed away without having recorded the song, and ultimately Richard chose Dusty Springfield as Karen’s replacement.
Dusty’s powerful voice and emotional delivery continue to captivate audiences decades after the song’s release. Although “Something in Your Eyes” was not one of Springfield’s biggest hits, it remains a popular choice for cover artists and has been covered by numerous musicians over the years. Dusty Springfield will always be remembered as one of the most important figures in the history of popular music.