This song was written by Elton John and Gary Osborne. It was released in 1982 both as a single and on the album ‘Jump Up!’ (which reached No. 8 in the UK). In the US, it achieved two weeks at No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
The video for the song was filmed in Australia, on Sydney's famous Bondi to Bronte walk. The exact location is at the most easterly point of Marks Park, Tamarama, where a low, sandstone turret rests on the top of the cliffs and overlooks the Tasman Sea. The white grand piano was positioned right in the middle of the turret. The song and video were in dedication to Elizabeth Taylor.
Harmonically, the song is complex, with the verses in the key of B flat, and the chorus in the key of D minor. An instrumental solo, in the related flat major key of E flat, serves as a bridge and outro.
Other Elton John styles
This is a one-off single rhythm complete with intro's/endings/fills & variations written in the style of the song for newer Ketron instruments. (Please note this is not a song file - often referred to as a midi file - that refers to and plays only one song. Subject to the chords you play on your instrument this style can be used for many numbers of which Blue Eyes is just one).
|Compatible Instruments||Style disks for Ketron instruments SD3, SD5, SD7, SD9, SD40, SD60, SD80, SD90, MidJay, MidJay Plus, MidJay Pro, Audya, Audya 4 & Audya 5|