“Hungry Eyes” is a song written by John DeNicola and Franke Previte, and recorded by American musician Eric Carmen. It was released in October 1987 as part of the soundtrack for the film “Dirty Dancing.” The track, a soft rock and pop-rock ballad, became one of Carmen’s most well-known songs.
The lyrics of “Hungry Eyes” convey the intense emotions of desire and longing, reflecting the passionate romance portrayed in the movie. Eric Carmen’s emotive vocals and the song’s melodic hooks beautifully capture the essence of longing for love.
Upon its release, “Hungry Eyes” quickly gained popularity and achieved significant chart success. It climbed high on various music charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, where it reached #4.
The song’s association with the iconic film “Dirty Dancing” contributed to its lasting popularity. “Hungry Eyes” remains a nostalgic favorite for fans of the movie and ’80s music enthusiasts alike, evoking feelings of romance and nostalgia for an era known for its memorable ballads and cinematic moments.