Top 10 Eagle-Eye Cherry Songs

Eagle-Eye Cherry Songs

This Top 10 Eagle-Eye Cherry Songs presents the best Eagle-Eye Cherry Songs like “Save Tonight,” “Skull Tattoo” “Permanent Tears” and many more. From Stockholm, Sweden, Eagle-Eye Cherry seemed destined since birth to become the singer and stage performer he is today. His father, Don Cherry, was an American jazz trumpeter while his mother, Monika Cherry, was an artist. His siblings, including half-sister, Neneh Cherry, also took up music. When Eagle-Eye was twelve years old, he was sent to New York City to further his education, which included taking up acting and music lessons. At sixteen years of age, he shared the same classroom as Friends star, Jennifer Aniston. From 1988 until 1995, Cherry appeared in film and television before moving back to Stockholm after the death of his father. Instead of pursuing acting, Cherry opted to embark on a music career instead.

New Start

On July 21, 1997, Eagle-Eye Cherry released his debut album and it was commercially successful enough that it earned a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, as well as gold certifications from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and double-gold by France’s National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing (SNEP). To date, it remains his best-selling album. There were four more additional studio albums released, as well as a live album, and seventeen singles.

Top 10 Eagle-Eye Cherry Songs

#10 – Don’t Give Up

The breezy, easy-listening single, “Don’t Give Up,” was the second single from Eagle-Eye Cherry’s third studio album, Sub Rosa, which was released on September 29, 2003. Although this motivational piece didn’t appear on any official music charts, it was featured in the 2003 Disney comedy film, Holes, starring Sigourney Weaver.

#9 – Get Up (featuring Thomas Gold)

In 2019, German DJ, Thomas Gold, teamed up with Eagle-Eye Cherry to record and release “Get Up” as a non-album single. Both men were at their vocal best with this uplifting track, which is motivational music at its best as a cheer-up piece when it feels like the chips are down.

#8 – When Mermaids Cry

Released as the second single from Eagle-Eye Cherry’s studio album, Desireless, “When Mermaids Cry” charted at number thirty-four on Sweden’s Sverigetopplistan chart in 1998, which made it a favorite among Cherry’s countrymen. As for the rest of the world, When Mermaids Cry didn’t share the same success level as his debut single did. Cherry’s lyrical tale of Lorelei of the sea was melodic vocals at his best as this easy-listening single played out the story of the narrator’s quest to make amends with a love interest that seems to have escaped him.

#7 – Dream Away (featuring Darin)

“Dream Away” was a non-album single that was recorded and released in 2014 as a rhythmic dual performance with fellow Swede performer, Darin. It was the final single from the artist that realized chart success as it climbed up to number thirty on Sweden’s Sverigetopplistan chart. This uplifting single, urging to bid the broken heart farewell, served as a genuine pick-me-up piece that seems to be one of those hits that should have been, but didn’t earn enough recognition to go there.

#6 – Permanent Tears

In 1999, from Eagle-Eye Cherry’s debut album, “Permanent Tears” was the fourth and final single released. On the UK Singles Chart, it charted at number forty-three. This melodic, electro-synth ballad served as one of those food-for-thought singles that the artist became well-known for among most of his musical performances.

#5 – Skull Tattoo

“Skull Tattoo” was the first single from Eagle-Eye Cherry’s third studio album, Sub Rosa, 2003. In his home turf of Sweden, the twangy single charted at number fifty-four, and the single appeared at number sixty-four on Switzerland’s Swiss Hitparade chart. On the Dutch Top 40, Skull Tattoo charted at number ninety-nine. It was the final single for Cherry that would realize any charting success outside of his home nation. Skull Tattoo was among the more aggressive recordings performed by Cherry as he lyrically performs the subject matter of a skull-tattooed woman that has captured his attention.

#4 – Long Way Around (featuring Neneh Cherry)

Performed as an easy-listening, urban-style duet with his half-sister, Neneh Cherry, “Long Way Around,” charted at number forty-eight on the UK Singles Chart and was also a moderate hit on the music charts belonging to France, Germany, and Switzerland. It was the second single released from Eagle-Eye Cherry’s second studio album, Living in the Present Future. The advice-giving single served as an uplifting piece, which saw Neneh Cherry’s rapping artistry shine at its finest as she played off her brother’s melodic vocals.

#3 – Falling in Love Again

In 1998, “Falling in Love Again” was the third single released from Eagle-Eye Cherry’s debut album, which charted as high as number eight on the UK Singles Chart, and at twenty-one on the Eurochart Top 100. On the Irish Singles Chart, Falling in Love Again charted at number twenty-three, and on the Swiss Hitparade at number forty-five. In France, the single charted at number sixty, and in the Netherlands and Germany, it charted at number eighty-one and number eighty-five, respectively. The music critics noted, despite a slightly more daring follow-up single behind Cherry’s chart-topper as this charged-up love song saw the narrator’s determination it will be the last time he would fall in love again.

#2 – Are You Still Having Fun?

From Eagle-Eye Cherry’s second studio album, Living in the Present Future, is the hit single, “Are You Still Having Fun?” The album was released first on March 6, 2000, then the single on April 17. Music critics took note this single, as well as the rest of the album, saw a slightly more aggressive and mature line of work, which earned Cherry warm reviews. Are You Still Having Fun? charted as high as number two on Sweden’s Sverigetopplistan chart, and was a number fifty-two hit on the Eurochart Hot 100. Among many European nations, the single charted within the top forty of their respective charts.

#1 – Save Tonight

The richly soulful debut single from Eagle-Eye Cherry’s debut album was “Save Tonight,” which won the Rockbjornen Award in 1997 for Swedish Song of the Year. At the 1998 Grammy Awards, it was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, but the win went to Eric Clapton and his single, My Father’s Eyes. Save Tonight also topped the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart, as well as the US Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart upon its release. On the US Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked as high as number five and it was a number eight hit on the Eurochart Hot 100. Globally, Save Tonight was a top twenty hit among most of the European and Oceania nations. Among the nations of Australia and Italy, the song was certified gold. In Sweden and the UK, it earned platinum.

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