Eye Level

Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, September 29, 1973 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Eye Level is a 1972 single by the Simon Park Orchestra. It was produced originally for the De Wolfe Music Library and selected by Thames Television to be the theme tune for their Netherlands-based detective series, Van der Valk. The work was originally intended as library music, and was loosely based on a German/Dutch nursery rhyme called Jan Hinnerk (in German) or Catootje (in Dutch), which in its turn took the opening bars of Non piandrai from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Dutch composer Jan Stoeckart adapted the original tune and wrote a new top line under the name of Jack Trombey, while Simon Park arranged it for his own orchestra and conducted the recording. The track was fully entitled "Eye Level (Theme from the TV series 'Van Der Valk'). A song based on the music with lyrics added was called "And You Smiled", performed by Matt Monro.

Eye Level FAQs

Who sang Eye Level?

Eye Level was performed by Simon Park Orchestra

What year did Eye Level get to the UK number 1 spot?

Eye Level first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, September 29, 1973

How long was Eye Level at number 1 in the UK?

Eye Level spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.