Look Away (Big Country song)

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"Look Away"
Single by Big Country
from the album The Seer
Released April 1986
Recorded 1985-1986
Genre Alternative rock, new wave, Celtic rock, soft rock
Length 4:23
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Stuart Adamson
Producer(s) Robin Millar
Big Country singles chronology
"Just a Shadow"
"Look Away"
"The Teacher"

"Look Away" was the first single taken from The Seer, the third studio album by the Scottish rock band Big Country.[1]

Released in April 1986, it gave the group their fourth UK top 10 hit, and proved to be their highest charting single in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 7.[2]

"Look Away" was an even bigger success in Ireland, topping the Irish Singles Chart for one week, and becoming the band's only number one single on either side of the Irish Sea.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
Irish Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart[2] 7
U.S.Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
Swiss Singles Chart 18
German Singles Chart 19
New Zealand Singles Charts 11
Netherlands Singles Charts 14


  1. ^ Tom Demalon. "The Seer - Big Country | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 56–7. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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Preceded by
"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco
Irish number one single
May 3, 1986
Succeeded by
"Make It Work" by Christy Moore, Paul Doran and the Self Aid Band