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DeShannon recorded it in ; Carnes's version spent nine non-consecutive weeks at No. DeShannon recorded the song that same year on her album New Arrangement. The Carnes version spent nine non-consecutive weeks on top of the US Billboard Hot originally on top for five weeks, then interrupted for one week by the " Stars on 45 Medley ", then returned to the top spot for another four weeks and was Billboard 's biggest hit of the year for The song was also a number one hit in 21 countries  and peaked at number 10 in the United Kingdom her only Top 40 hit there to date.
It also reached number Light A Candle - Various - Best Christmas 100 in Canada for twelve consecutive weeks, and was the Bette Davis Eyes - Various - Youve Got The Music In You. According to producer Val Garaythe Bette Davis Eyes - Various - Youve Got The Music In You demo of the tune that was brought to him sounded like "a Leon Russell track, with this beer-barrel polka piano part.
The song was recorded in the studio on the first take. Actress Bette Davisthen 73 years old, wrote letters to Carnes, Weiss, and DeShannon to thank all three of them for making her "a part of modern times," and said her grandson now looked up to her. After their Grammy wins, Davis sent them roses as well.
The song was ranked at number 12 on Billboard 's list of the top songs in the first 50 years of the Billboard Hot chart. The video, directed by Australian film director Russell Mulcahy received heavy airplay when it premiered. The video starts with a leaning figure draped in black at the center of a dance hall. The drape flies out to reveal Kim Carnes wearing sunglasses as she sings the first verse.
In the first chorus, she performs with a band; halfway, dancers enter the hall. In the second verse, the dancers make slapping and floor-pounding dance motions. They disappear and reappear in the second chorus. The song finishes with the dancers making Get Your Feelings Out - False Start - Through The Looking Glass motions while approaching Carnes; the band is already gone when the video ends with the black-draped leaning figure.
A shadowed silhouette of Bette Davis smoking a cigarette appears throughout the video. Jackie DeShannon sings "she knows just what it takes to make a crow blush", while Kim Carnes replaces "crow" with "pro". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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