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I read an old question asked abt the song x-ray eyes,and the answer given. I am confused wasnt that song done by the band 3D in 1980? Not the other band Eye Eye?  The band 3D who was featured by Saturday Night Live I mean? Or are the two somehow connected? Also whats the singers name of 3D?thank you

Hi Alana,

You are correct that there was a song called "X-Ray Eyes" by the band 3-D, released in 1980.  The lead vocals are by Ric Zivic and they did indeed appear on SNL. But we're talking about two different songs with the same title.

Here is a link to the previous question from 2011 that you're referring to:  Notice that the details in his question describes the song as from the mid-80's, and references the music video of the band with long hair and receding hairlines. The video I located matches his description, so I'm certain I found the right song for that particular question, "X-Ray Eyes" by Eye Eye.

Here are some links to YouTube recordings for each song. Listen to each and you'll see (rather "hear") that they are not the same song:
Eye Eye...


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I can answer all questions related to hit songs and pop artists of the rock and roll era. My specialty is U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart history and one hit wonders from 1950's through the 90's. I can also research lyrics to songs. I am more knowledgeable in the area of pop and rock songs, but I am willing to research soul and country songs. I cannot answer questions relating to classical, jazz, or rap songs. Also, I'm not an expert on music videos.


I am an avid reader of Joel Whitburn Top 40 books and a collector of all pop and rock hit songs.

My educational credentials include a college degree in history and over twenty-five years of life experience as a fan of popular music.

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