Temptation Eyes

"Temptation Eyes" is a 1970 hit song by The Grass Roots. It was released on their second compilation album, More Golden Grass.

"Temptation Eyes"
Single by The Grass Roots
from the album More Golden Grass
B-side"Keepin' Me Down"
ReleasedDecember 1970 (1970-12)
Format7-inch 45 RPM
GenreRock, psychedelic pop
Songwriter(s)Harvey Price, Daniel Walsh[1]
Producer(s)Steve Barri
The Grass Roots singles chronology
"Come on and Say It"
"Temptation Eyes"
"Sooner or Later"


The song reached number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. It spent 18 weeks on the charts, making it their single of greatest longevity, three weeks longer than their greatest hit, "Midnight Confessions".

Two versions of the song exist. The original mono mix had its vocal chorus section double-tracked, while the chorus in the stereo mix uses one voice (single-tracked).

Chart performanceEdit

Cover versionsEdit

Blake Babies covered "Temptation Eyes" on their 1991 Innocence and Experience LP. The Replacements (band) also performed the song for the Let It Be sessions in 1984. The song has shown up in bootleg form.


  1. ^ "Temptation Eyes by The Grass Roots Songfacts". www.SongFacts.com. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "Top Pop 100 Singles" Billboard December 25, 1971: TA-36

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