In Support of Hazel Eyes

Recently, it has been brought to my attention that brown eyes are not the most neglected eye color in music. That dubious honor goes to hazel eyes. More than one of my hazel-eyed readers reminded me of that. I thought maybe I should attempt to write such a song, but I’m no songwriter.

Maybe, though, there already are such songs, they just haven’t gotten appropriate notice. Thanks to google, I’ve found a multitude of such songs. Well, no, I found two with hazel eyes in the title.

Kelly Clarkson’s “Behind These Hazel Eyes” is really good. I suspect she, too, was upset by the lack of representation for her hazel-eyed sisters.

https://youtu.be/ivVZXZDPgmQ

Then, there’s the song, “Hazel Eyes,” by The Darkness.

https://youtu.be/MsjyQCTnDsI

I’d never heard of The Darkness, but thanks to “Hazel Eyes,” I’ve enjoyed listening to them this morning. According to Wikipedia, “The Darkness are a British rock band formed in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in 2000. The band consists of Justin Hawkins, his brother Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and Rufus Tiger Taylor. The Darkness came to prominence with the release of their debut album, Permission to Land, in 2003.”

But there are songs that mention hazel eyes. Mark Wills, song “Because I Love You,” includes the following lyrics:

Additionally, In my search I stumbled onto Lyrics.com, a site that finds specific words in songs. It seems hazel eyes do get mentioned now and then!

Unsurprisingly, blue eyes get the most mentions.

That’s just way too many, right?

Green eyes are a distant second:

With brown eyes in an even more distant third place.

Undoubtedly, hazel eyes don’t receive nearly enough attention, and yet, they’re lovely.

Peace, hazel-eyed people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

26 thoughts on “In Support of Hazel Eyes”

  1. As a mousy-haired, hazel-eyed girl, I grew up feeling sort of a step below ordinary; but, now I see that I am extraordinary. Thank you, as always, for this enlightenment.

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