Eyes on Me (Faye Wong song)

"Eyes on Me"
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"Eyes on Me" CD single cover
Song by Faye Wong
ReleasedFebruary 24, 1999
FormatCD
Recorded1998[citation needed]
GenrePop
LabelToshiba-EMI
Composer(s)Nobuo Uematsu
Lyricist(s)Kako Someya

"Eyes on Me" is a pop ballad performed by Chinese singer Faye Wong as a love theme for the video game Final Fantasy VIII. The music was composed by Nobuo Uematsu with English lyrics by Kako Someya.[1]

Single

The song was released as a CD single in Japan on February 24, 1999. It was the first song in video game history to win an award at the 14th Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards, where it won "Song of the Year (Western Music)" in 2000.[2][3][4]

It sold over 500,000 copies,[5] placing it as the best-selling video game music disc ever released in Japan until the release of "Hikari" by Utada Hikaru for Kingdom Hearts.[6]

The B-side was a ballad, "Red Beans" (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: hóng dòu), composed by Jim Lau with Mandarin lyrics by Lin Xi. The Japanese title for it was "Akashia no Mi" (アカシアの実, "Acacia Seeds"). It had been included in Faye Wong's 1998 album Sing and Play, along with a Cantonese version "Repayment" (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; Jyutping: seung4 waan4), and was popular in its own right.

Track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Eyes on Me"5:36
2."Red Beans"4:15
3."Eyes on Me (Instrumental)"5:42