Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Morrison Van 1967 Brown Eyed Girl 45
Laughing and a-running, hey, hey
Skipping and a jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed girl
1967
10
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967
  • RIAA certified Digital Gold
  • from Van Morrison's debut studio album Blowin' Your Mind! (1967)
  • it was Van Morrison's first single after leaving the group Them
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #110 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • it was originally titled "Brown-Skinned Girl"; Morrison changed it to "Brown Eyed Girl" when he recorded it
  • The Sweet Inspirations provided the back up vocals on the song
  • according to Morrison, due to the contract he hastily signed with Bang Records and without legal advice, he has never received any royalties for writing or recording "Brown Eyed Girl"
  • the first of five Top-40 hits charted on the Hot 100 by Van Morrison
  • written by Van Morrison
  • produced by Bert Berns
  • recorded March 28, 1967 at A & R Studios, New York City
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