About the song

Temptation Eyes is a 1970 hit song by The Grass Roots, an American rock band. It was released on their second compilation album, More Golden Grass. The song reached number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1971 and spent 18 weeks on the charts, making it the band’s single of greatest longevity . The song was written by Harvey Price and Daniel Walsh, who also wrote other songs for The Grass Roots, such as Sooner or Later and Come On and Say It . Temptation Eyes is about a woman who attracts the singer with her eyes, but does not reciprocate his feelings. The singer knows he cannot make her his lover, but he still hopes to spend the night with her .

The song has a psychedelic pop and blue-eyed soul style, with a catchy chorus and a horn section. The lead singer of The Grass Roots, Rob Grill, said in 1991 that Temptation Eyes was his personal favorite Grass Roots song . The song has been covered by other artists, such as Erica Smith, Blake Babies and The Replacements .