Le groupe débute sa carrière discographique sur de petits labels de Chicago, Chance et Parrot.
La Rhythm and Blues Foundation décerne aux Flamingos un Pioneer Award en 1996.
Terry Johnson's Flamingos
Terry « Buzzy » Johnson
En 1996, les Flamingos reçoivent un Pioneer Award, décerné par la Rhythm and Blues Foundation19.
Leur interprétation de I Only Have Eyes for You, qui apparaît dans la bande originale du film American Graffiti de George Lucas, sorti en 1973, figure dans la liste des 500 plus grandes chansons de tous les temps établie en 2003 par le magazine musical américain Rolling Stone. La même année, elle est introduite au Grammy Award Hall of Fame20.
Frank Sinatra - It All Depends on You" / "I Only Have Eyes for You" (with The Ken Lane Singers) (1949)
Lionel Hampton, at the 1953 Paris shows that were recorded for the Jazztime Paris album. It's included on the expanded CD rerelease.
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra–Basie (1962)
Doris Day: "I Only Have Eyes for You" appears on the album Golden Girl: Columbia Recordings 1944-1966.
Cliff Richard, on his 1963 EP Love Songs. Also released as a single in Australia.
Ella Fitzgerald recorded this with Nelson Riddle's orchestra on her 1966 Grammy Award-winning]] Verve release Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson.
Hi-NRG producer/songwriter Bobby Orlando did a dance version with Bonnie Forman in 1984.
Trumpeter Lester Bowie recorded the tune with his Brass Fantasy band as the title track on their 1986 debut album I Only Have Eyes for You (1986).
The Temptations, produced by Bill Conti, and featured in the 1987 film Happy New Year.
Marilyn Scott, whose version was released in the soundtrack album for the 1988 film Twins.
Elaine Paige recorded a version for her 1991 album Love Can Do That.
Toni Tennille: On her album Never Let Me Go (1991).
Grenadine covered this song on their debut album Goya (1992), with Jenny Toomey singing lead.
The Forester Sisters covered the song for their album I Got a Date.
An acappella version by The Complexions was mixed with The Flamingos version for the 1993 film A Bronx Tale.
Gitane Demone: On albums Love for Sale (1993) and With Love and Dementia - Live in Cannes 1994
Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge On their 1994 CD "Acappella (album)"
Kenny Rogers: On album Vote for Love (1996).
Though not a cover, The Fugees sampled vocals from The Flamingos' version for their song "Zealots" off of their landmark 1996 album The Score.
Mercury Rev released a cover version in 1998 as an extra track on the "Goddess on a Hiway" CD single.
Mark Eitzel of American Music Club released a version in 2002 on his solo CD of covers, Music for Courage and Confidence.
Liane Carroll on the album Standard Issue 2004.
Yonderboi released a track, named "Eyes for you", using just the line "I have only eyes for you", on his 2005 album Splendid Isolation.
Lyn Paul recorded it on her 2006 album Late Night.
Alex Willner, with his techno project The Field (musician), used samples of the song in the track "From Here We Go Sublime", from the acclaimed album of the same name, released in 2007.
Kalil Wilson: On the album Easy to Love (2009).
North Atlantic Oscillation: On the album Call Signs EP (2009).
Nellie McKay in her cabaret show "I Want To Live!" (2011-2012)
Rosemary Clooney, featured on commercial for Lipitor.
The Swallows, in 1952
Carmen McRae on the album Diva
The Southland, on their debut album Influence of Geography.
Timothy B. Schmit as featured in the film Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead
Rahsaan Patterson from the album "Bleuphoria"
Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers
Beck from the art installation "SONG 1"
Oneohtrix Point Never