Sunglasses to Hide Behind

'Sunglasses' by Skeeter Davis

When buying sunglasses, performance and style are the two major criteria for most people. However, in the 1965 crossover hit, “Sunglasses,” country singer Skeeter Davis had other ideas when she sang about spending a day at the beach wearing “Some sunglasses to hide behind, sunglasses to cry behind, sunglasses to die behind.” The song, with lyrics by noted tunesmith John D. Loudermilk, was revived by Tracey Ullman in the ’80s.