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B-Sides: Cat’s Eye Is King

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When you consider that Stephen King movies during the Eighties boasted theme songs performed by the likes of AC/DC and The Ramones, having the guy most famous for singing “Everything Is Beautiful”, “Ahab the Arab”, “Gitarzan”, and “Mississippi Squirrel Revival” provide one probably seemed like a strange choice.

And you’d be correct. Because the Ray Stevens that recorded the titular theme song to the 1986 anthology film Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye was NOT that Ray Stevens.

No, the title song to this collection of short films based on Stephen King short stories was performed by a different Ray Stephens, whose biggest claims to fame included a short stint as lead vocalist for The Village People on their final 1985 album Sex Over the Phone and his role as ‘Roy’ on the cult early Eighties children’s program “The Great Space Coaster”.

Ray Stephens’ “Cat’s Eye” is a rare track that’s very hard to find in any format outside of the motion picture’s closing credits. Here it is in a customized video featuring footage from the film from which it heralds.

Be warned: This song is much catchier than it has any right to be and could very easily get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

B-Sides: Cat's Eye Is King

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