The Engelbert Humperdinck song ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You‘ was featured on the new episode of Sharp Objects last night — August 12th, 2018, Season 1, Episode 6, “Cherry”.
The song was played at the house party both during it and again when Camille and her sister are leaving.
And I laughed delightedly when I heard it, because ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You‘ was played so much on the radio when I was a kid growing up in the UK, I knew that song backwards, forwards and upside down.
Decades later, and it is still as fun of a song as it always was.
Because, sure, it’s old-fashioned and Engelbert (bless him!) is now in his 80s, but it is a helluva catchy song, he had a gorgeous voice and, even in the 21st century, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You‘ is still a bloody good sing-a-long song.
‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You‘ is from Engelbert Humperdinck’s album A Man Without Love.
Engelbert, by the way, is a Welsh-German singer who was born in Chenai, India in 1936. He sang for over a decade under the name Gerry Dorsey (his real name is Arnold George Dorsey). But he was never particularly successful at it.
Then a friend suggested a name change, Gerry Dorsey suddenly became Engelbert Humperdinck, and history was made.
Engelbert eventually became one of the most successful British singers of the late 1960s, 70s and 80s.
Even today, at the age of 82, he can still fill concert halls all over the world, he successfully tours internationally all the time, and his latest album The Man I Want To Be was just released in November, 2017.
And sure, Engelbert Humperdinck’s music may be a little too ‘easy listening’ for some, but I have always loved it and always liked him.
Listen to Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You‘ from Sharp Objects in the video below. And in the Spotify widget below that. You can get more information about Sharp Objects at HBO.