Most people find the eyes as the most important sense in human beings. This is because nearly three-quarters of the information we process from the environment is received through our eyes.
Your eyes are involved in many telegraphic cues, including a person’s health status, sexual attraction, behavior intentions, and emotions. Therefore, musicians and authors for years have used the characteristics of a person’s eyes to share their emotions about a character.
Here is the list of the best songs about green eyes:
Top Songs About Green Eyes
“Pretty Green Eyes” – Ultrabeat
Producers Force & Style released the song “Pretty Green Eyes” in February 1997. Together with Force & Style, the famous Junior recorded “Pretty Green Eyes” at UK Dance Studios. The song fell under the happy hardcore genre and became number two in 2003 in UK Singles weekly charts.
It gained worldwide popularity in 2003 after Ultrabeat did a cover. The remix delivers high emotions through its upbeat hook and sing-along lyrics.
“Green Eyes” – Cold Play
It has been called by the NME as the perfect love song, while Rolling Stone described it as a “folkie shuffle.” Cold Play’s song confesses his undying love for the girl with the green eyes.
“Wonderland” – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift shows her writing prowess in the song “Wonderland,” which is a shout-out to the popular fairy story “Alice in Wonderland.” The song describes a relationship with a gentleman with green eyes that never worked out as expected.
In addition, it also tells how the relationship spiraled out of control and ended badly for both parties. Taylor Swift managed to deliver the chaos and emotion of the relationship in such a wonderful manner that reciprocates the story of “Alice in Wonderland.”
“Green-Eyed Lady” – Sugarloaf
“Green-Eyed Lady” is a progressive rock song ranked number 91 in 1970.
The song became popular in the ’70s because of its great opening and catchy hook that immediately grabs one attention. According to Jerry Corbetta, the song refers to a green-eyed bandmate called Kathy.
“She’s More” – Andy Griggs
Andy Griggs is a talented artist with a unique way of bringing his words to life. “She’s More” by Andy Griggs is a great love song that most people remember from the late ’90s.
The country song describes a person falling for a girl with green eyes, although he likes blue eyes. The song describes how a girl surpasses all the expectations that Andy Griggs was searching for in a woman.
“Big Green Eyes” – Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson is a country music icon who has the expertise of creating the perfect love song. Jackson wrote the song “Big Green Eyes” in 2010 as an appreciation to his lovely wife, Denise.
The song also describes the big and beautiful eyes of his three daughters. Listening to this song would make you love country music.
“One More Song” – Tyler Hilton
Tyler Hilton is a famous songwriter and actor from America that has been compared to Elton John by Rolling Stone Magazine.
The songwriter showed his genius in the love song “One More Song.” He describes his affection for a beautiful young woman with green eyes. The song was released in 2014 on the album “Indian Summer.”
“Green-Eyed Boy” – Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton is an icon in country music and has been celebrated for producing hits that have traversed over the ages. The musical goddess explains her affection and attraction for the green-eyed boys.
Dolly Parton has a unique way of using ingenious words to create a clear picture of her crush on a green-eyed boy. “Green-Eyed Boy” is a lovely romantic song with a soothing summer vibe that everyone that loves country music cannot resist the urge to move their feet and or whistle to.
“Green Eyes” – Helen O’Connell
“Green Eyes” was among the first songs that made Helen O’Connell popular in the 1940s. She was one of the most popular band singers during the swing era. Helen recorded the song with Bob Eberly in 1939.
The song is an English translation from the original Spanish version called “Aquellos Ojos Verdes,” otherwise called “Those Green Eyes,” produced in 1929. The original was written and sang by Nilo Menéndez and Adolfo Utrera.
“Green Eyes” – Hüsker Dü
Hüsker Dü was a great band well known for songs like “Green Eyes.” The song was released in 1985 as a part of the “Flip Your Wig” album.
Hart demonstrates his impeccable writing skills in “Green Eyes” by penning a romantic yet sing-along song that quickly became a hit. This rock song has a catchy hook and a melody perfect for the summer.
“Coffee” – Beabadoobee
Beabadoobee offers a sweet acoustic tribute to a green-eyed someone in ‘Coffee’. “The green in your eyes/Makes me feel warm inside,” she sings. Elsewhere in the track she promises to make some coffee if her lover only hangs around. It’s a sweet, cosy love song that’s bound to make people with green eyes feel just as warm as she describes.
‘Coffee’ was written for Bea’s boyfriend, Søren, who does in fact have green eyes. The track was Beabadoobee’s breakout single, leading her to be signed to Dirty Hit records.
“Heat Wave” – Snail Mail
Lindsey Jordan is feeling down about her love life, and it seems like a specific someone is to blame. “Green eyes, I don’t know what to do,” she sings sadly on ‘Heat Wave’. Although she isn’t sure she and this green-eyed person will end up together, she wishes them the best and hopes that whoever they end up with loves them wholly and entirely. It’s a sweet track about unrequited love tinged with the sadness of letting go.
“Claudia” – FINNEAS
FINNEAS sings about long term girlfriend Claudia Sulewski in this sweet, up-tempo love song. He’s fallen deeply in love with her, and is willing to go out of his way to be around her all the time, even if it isn’t convenient. “I think you’re gonna change my plans with those emerald eyes,” he sings. FINNEAS revealed that he wrote the song straight after meeting Claudia, so safe to say that her green eyes had a pretty immediate effect on the singer.
“No Green Eyes” – Suzy Bogguss
American country singer Suzy Bogguss isn’t in love with someone who has green eyes – in fact, the fact that her lover doesn’t have green eyes is one of the many things she appreciates about them.
In their company, she’s able to leave aside the fear and suspicion that previous lovers have given her and fully trust them. The green eyes in this song may also represent jealousy, something that Bogguss is now able to leave behind thanks to her new love. “No green eyes, no blue nights,” she sings.
“Green Eyes” – JOSEPH
Another track about having unconditional love for someone with green eyes. The three-piece sister group JOSEPH sing of a relationship in which one person is uncertain and questioning, and the other is steadfast. “I can give you space if you need it,” they sing. “You can walk away, I’m not leaving.” The other person’s green eyes act as a green light, representing the singer’s desire to go ahead with the relationship.
“Green Eyes” – Arlo Parks
Arlo Parks sings about a green-eyed girl she only got to be with for two months in this touching love song. Exploring themes of self-discovering, young love and homophobia, she details why society held back her relationship with her girlfriend and how she wishes things could have gone. She ends the track asking her lover to “trust how you feel inside” and “shine”.
Parks wrote the song hoping to uplift and comfort other young teenagers going through a similar experience. The singer-songwriter Clairo sings backing vocals on the track, although she is uncredited.
“Green Eyed Girl” – Sunset Starlight
Sunset Starlight sings about “the girl with the green eyes” in this upbeat love song. Walking us through an adolescent romance, he explains how an online flirtation turned into a summer love that he now looks back on fondly, recalling the jokes they made to each other and the games they played. Although they ultimately decided to be friends, he ends the track by speaking to her directly: “If you have green eyes and you remember this story, hit me up.”
“pink skies” – LANY
Duo LANY sing about long time love in this upbeat track. The speaker has loved a girl with green eyes since he was sixteen. She’s his “best friend”, his “favourite everything” and the centre of his world. He wants to take her to Malibu because he loves the combination of her green eyes and “that Malibu indigo”. ‘pink skies’ is a joyful track that celebrates all the little things about being in love with someone.
“Emerald Eyes” – Fleetwood Mac
On ‘Emerald Eyes’, Bob Welch sings about a woman with deep green eyes that mystifies him. Although he feels close to her – and totally hypnotised by her – he isn’t sure how she’s got such a hold over him, and he feels like there’s a lot he still doesn’t understand about her.
‘Emerald Eyes’ comes from Fleetwood Mac’s 1973 album Mystery To Me. The album’s title is taken from a line in the track: “She’s still a mystery to me,” sings Bob Welch. That mystery doesn’t get solved – Welch is still singing about the mystery of emerald eyes as the track fades out.
“Pink Hair, Green Eyes” – Balcony
This track from Balcony describes a girl with a mystical colouring – pink hair and green eyes. “Did I see a mermaid in the crowd?” wonders the speaker. He’s instantly mesmerised by her, to the point that he almost wishes he had never seen her and his every day life had never been disrupted by the image of her.
“I can see you’re magic,” he sings, the implication being that she’s cast an irreversible spell over him. It seems that this particular green-eyed girl is more siren than mermaid.
“Green Eyes” – Wavves
“Green eyes, I’d run away with you,” sings Nathan Williams in the opening line of ‘Green Eyes’. In the musical tradition of green-eyed girls, this one has Williams hooked. His own friends are turning against him due to his obsession and he’s beginning to doubt whether he’s even man enough, but he can’t stop striving for the green-eyed object of his affections.
‘Green Eyes’ comes from Wavves’ third studio album, which was released in 2010 and was ranked one of Pitchfork’s Top 50 albums of that year.
Green has been linked to new beginnings, tranquility, envy, growth, jealousy, money, illness, innocence, luck, and love. Musicians and songwriters from different genres of music have talked about their loved ones having green eyes.
The above-listed songs are a testament to how music describing the color of our loved ones’ eyes leaves an emotional impact on a person’s life.
Caitlin Devlin is a music, entertainment and lifestyle writer based in London. When she’s not creating playlists for Repeat Replay, she’s reviewing gigs and interviewing artists for Ticketmaster UK and thinking about what her Spotify Wrapped will look like this year.