I chose 1981 music as my theme this year. My newest novel The Summer of Princess Diana is set in the summer of 1981, and oh! the music! Let’s take a look back at a pivotal time in the music industry.
Written for the James Bond film of the same name, “For Your Eyes Only” is sung by the Scottish singer Sheena Easton (best known for her snappy “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” hit). The songwriter, Bill Conti (Providence native!), wrote the film’s song with Donna Summer or Dusty Springfield in mind, but the film studio had noticed Easton after her “9 to 5” hit and suggested her. The song was released in June 1981 and reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Here is Sheena Easton singing “For Your Eyes Only” live: