Stars In Your Eyes by Herbie Hancock

“Stars in Your Eyes” is a song by jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, released in 1980 as part of his album “Sunlight.” The song features smooth grooves, catchy melodies, and funky basslines, showcasing Hancock’s versatility in blending jazz, funk, and R&B music. “Stars in Your Eyes” became a hit single, reaching No. 33 on the US R&B chart and No. 101 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s upbeat and optimistic lyrics, delivered by guest vocalist Gavin Christopher, evoke a sense of hope and positivity, encouraging listeners to embrace their dreams and pursue their passions. “Stars in Your Eyes” remains a popular track in Hancock’s discography and a favorite among fans of jazz-funk music.


Herbie Hancock is an American jazz pianist, keyboardist, composer, and bandleader. He was born on April 12, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois. Hancock started playing the piano at a young age and was recognized for his talent early on. He attended Grinnell College in Iowa, where he studied electrical engineering and music. After graduating, he moved to New York City and joined the Miles Davis Quintet in 1963, where he played alongside other jazz legends such as Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams. Hancock later went on to form his own groups and explore various genres, including jazz fusion, funk, and electronic music. He has released over 40 albums and has won 14 Grammy Awards throughout his career. Some of his most popular songs include “Watermelon Man,” “Cantaloupe Island,” and “Rockit.” Hancock is considered one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, and his work has had a profound impact on the development of jazz and popular music.