Top 10 Kim Carnes Songs

Kim Carnes Songs

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Our Top 10 Kim Carnes songs list takes a look at the best Kim Carnes songs released during the singer songwriter’s long musical career. Most people remember the name Kim Carnes and associates it with her number one single “Bette Davis Eyes.” However Kim Carnes musical career began as a songwriter in the 1960s. Her first big hit was the song she penned for Kenny Rogers entitled “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer.” Throughout her career, Kim Carnes has celebrated multiple top ten hits in the US. Kim Carnes has released thirteen studio albums and close to fifty singles.

# 10 – Does It Make You Remember

We open up our top 10 Kim Carnes songs list with the great rock and roll ballad entitled  “Does It Make You Remember.” The song was composed by Kim Carnes and Dave Ellingson although it does have a bit of a Jim Steinman Meat Loaf song. The song was released on the album entitled Voyeur. It was the second single released from the album. The album was released in 1982. The song was a  top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty six. “Does It Make You Remember,” features a great guitar solo by Waddy Wachtel.

# 9 – Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer

Continuing with our top 10 Kim Carnes songs list we take a listen to the great country ro song entitled “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer.”  Kim Carnes wrote this song for Kenny Rogers, She performed it as duet with legendary singer. The song was a huge success. The song was released on the Kenny Rogers album entitled Gideon. The album was released in 1980. It was the only single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at four.

 

# 8 – Invisible Hands

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Kim Carnes songs list we present the grooving dance rock and roll song entitled “Invisible Hands.”  The song was released on the album entitled Voyeur. The album was released in 1982. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number forty. The song featured the musicians Steve Lukather and David Paich of Toto on guitar and keys as well as drummer Dennis Carmassi who played with Sammy Hagar. The song “Invisible Hands,” ws composed by

# 7 – More Love

This is one you probably forgot, or at least didn’t realize that Kim Carnes had a big hit with this 1960s Smokey Robinson & the Miracles song. In the number seven position on our top 10 Kim Carnes songs list is the song entitled “More Love.” The song was released on the album entitled Romance Dance. The album was released in 1980. It was the first single released from the album. This would become Kim Carens first top 10 hit of here career.The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number ten. The song also broke onto the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts peaking at number six.

# 6 – “You Make My Heart Beat Faster
(And That’s All That Matters)”

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Kim Carnes songs list we present the fun upbeat song entitled “You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That’s All That Matters).” The song was released on the album entitled Café Racers. The album was released in 1984  It was the third single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number fifty four. “You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That’s All That Matters),” was composed by Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Martin Page and Brian Fairweather.

# 5 – Voyeur

At the halfway point on our top 10 Kim Carnes songs list is the rhythmic 80s sounding song entitled “Voyeur.”  The song was issued on the album also entitled Voyeur. The album was released in 1982. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty nine. The song also was a top 10 hit Norway, Spain and Sweden.

# 4 – Crazy in Love

No this is not the Beyonce song.At the number four spot on our top 10 Kim Carnes songs list we present the beautiful ballad entitled “Crazy In Love.” The song was released on the album entitled View from the House. The album was released in 1988. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts peaking at number thirteen. The song was also hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts reaching the number sixty eight position.

# 3 – Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)

Moving along on our top 10 Kim Carnes songs list we present the energetic song entitled “Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes).” The song was released on the album entitled Barking at Airplanes. The album was released in 1985. A year in which Bruce Springsteen, Prince and Madonna were still tearing up the charts so it wasn’t easy to get chart success but Kim Cares did. “Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)” was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number fifteen making it her second highest charting song of her career on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a hit on the Australian Music Charts peaking at number twenty one. In New Zealand the song hit number eleven.

# 2 – Draw of the Cards

Just of the top spot on our top 10 Kim Carnes songs list we celebrate the pulsating song entitled “Draw of the Cards.” We love the sound of the synths on this one. The guitar work is also fantastic. Kim’s vocals as well as the video is also a bit creepy cool. The song was released on the album entitled Mistaken Identity. The album was released in 1981. It was the second single released from the album and served as the follow up to her number one hit “Bette Davis Eyes.” The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty eight. The song also was a hit on the New Zealand Charts reaching all the way up to number twelve. In the United Kingdom the song hit number forty nine. The songs Draw If The Cards was composed by Kim Carnes, Bill Cuomo, Dave Ellingson and Val Garay.

# 1 – Bette Davis Eyes

We close out our top 10 Kim Carnes songs list with the legendary song entitled “Bette Davis Eyes.” If you were around in the early 1980s, you must remember how big of a hit this song was. It was constantly played on the radio and was in heavy rotation on MTV. The song was released on the album entitled Mistaken Identity. The album was released in 1981. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number one. On the Australian ARIA Music Sales Charts the song also hit number one. The song also hit number one in Germany. It hit number one in New Zealand. In the United Kingdom the song was a top 10 hit.

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