I’m back with another “same name, different songs” battle, this time with three songs named “Angel Eyes.”

Ace of Base

From their 1995 album The Bridge.

Jeff Healey Band

From his 1988 album See The Light, this was released as a single in 1989 and reached #5 on the Hot 100 and #16 in Canada.

Roxy Music

From their 1979 album Manifesto, it reached #4 in the UK.

This will be a review for most of you, but here are your instructions:

  1. Listen to the three songs.
  2. Decide which song you like the best.
  3. Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
  4. Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:

I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner next Satuday, August 8, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.

The lines are now open. Good luck to Ace of Base, Jeff Healey, and Roxy Music!

30 thoughts on “BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Angel Eyes”

  1. Hands down, it has to be the Jeff Healey band. I think I used that same song at one time or another, and I still love it. He had a fantastic voice. Sad to see that he’s passed.

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  2. I had to go to YouTube to hear the Jeff Healey band and that is my vote. I enjoyed that one the best. If I had to choose another Angel Eyes song I would choose the ABBA one of course

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  3. I was familiar with all the artists, and knew and liked the Healey’s already. Ace of Base was a bit MEH for me here, and Roxy Music’s song had a “Missing Persons” vibe to it. But my enthusiasm was missing and it was sung by the wrong persons… so. I’ll vote Healey.

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  4. JOHN ~

    I’ve heard of, but am not very familiar with, Ace Of Base and The Jeff Healey Band. Roxy Music, however, I know well and have owned a couple of their LPs… back in the LP era.

    I guessed that I’d likely be voting for Roxy Music but, actually, I found the JEFF HEALEY song to be the most melodic and enjoyable, according to my ears. So… there ya have it.

    ~ D-FensDogG

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  5. Great Battle! All that’s missing is Curtis Lee’s “Pretty Little Angel Eyes”. I didn’t like the Ace of Base song at all, but Roxy Music’s was okay. But IMO, this battle belongs to THE JEFF HEALEY BAND, hands down. That was one of my favorite songs of the summer of ’88, and Roadhouse will always be one of my favorite movies.


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  6. John,

    I don’t have a BoTB up today. I will on the 15th, though.

    I don’t remember either song titles which strikes me kind of odd with both doing well in the charts. I think I prefer The Jeff Healey Band in this round. Have a great weekend, my friend!

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  7. Hi, John!

    This is the first band battle of yours that I have voted in since we first got to know each other five years ago when I had the old blog. I like your concept of using three different songs with the same name. Let us also remember ABBA’s “Angeleyes.” I am a sucker for female lead vocals (and Swedish groups) and that helps explain why I am voting for the recording by Ace of Base. I also happen to love the song, the arrangement and the production mix. Running a close second to Ace of Base is Bryan Ferry fronting Roxy Music on their “Angel Eyes” song. It is excellent, but A.O.B. won me over and get my vote.

    Thanks again for visiting Shady’s Place Music & Memories, good buddy John!

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  8. I don’t know if you or WordPress changed some kind of security settings or what, but lately I’ve had problems commenting on your site. And now I just left a long elaborate comment detailing my reactions to these songs and it all just vanished. I’m not going to try to recreate that comment, but I should try to remember to copy long comments in case they get lost like that. This hasn’t happened in quite a long time for me so I just never think about it.

    Anyway, put me down for Ace of Base.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. When I saw this, I checked my spam and trash bins and couldn’t find it in either. I have no idea what’s going on, but I’ve run into problems with self-hosted blogs where comments I’ve made pulled a Mandrake for no apparent reason. 99 times out of a hundred, Akismet (the spam filter) will pass comments straight through, but there’s that one time they get pitched into the spam bucket and I have to dig it out. Let me know if it happens again.


      1. I’ll be watching. I figured it didn’t go into spam as I can usually tell if that happens. This time the whole site just vanished from my screen. Maybe it’s my security, but I usually don’t have problems with most sites.


  9. Hi John I went to STMcC ‘s blog but could not vote because Blogger would not allow me to change my profile ( would not allow me to change from the very old one blogger must have for me.) Tried several times. Not having heard either song before bi chose Kenny Chesney and Pink . If you have not already been over could you cast a vote for me πŸ˜ƒ


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