Look at Me (Geri Halliwell song)

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"Look at Me"
Single by Geri Halliwell
from the album Schizophonic
Released 10 May 1999
Format
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Pop
Length 4:33 (album version)
4:08 (single version)
Label EMI
Writer(s)
  • Geri Halliwell
  • Andy Watkins
  • Paul Wilson
Producer(s) Absolute
Geri Halliwell singles chronology
"Look at Me"
(1999)
"Mi Chico Latino"
(1999)
Music video
"Look at Me" on YouTube

"Look at Me" is a song by British singer-songwriter, Geri Halliwell. Written by Halliwell, Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins, it was released on 10 May 1999 as the first single from Halliwell's debut solo album Schizophonic. It peaked at number two at the UK Singles Chart, and at number three in both Australia and Canada. To promote the single, Halliwell performed the song on Top of the Pops, Party in the Park, Wetten Dass, Tickled Pink, Tapis Rouge, Musica Si, Festival Bar 1999, Rosie, Graine de Star and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Chart performance[edit]

"Look at Me" was released in the United Kingdom on 10 May 1999. Since Halliwell had chosen "Look at Me" as the first single from Schizophonic and because she felt as though the song was going to return her to the mainstream market, it was released the same week as Boyzone's "You Needed Me". In early 1999, Boyzone were at the height of their success with five UK number-ones, however, Halliwell was confident that "Look at Me" would reach number-one. Although more transactions were made of the "Look at Me" single, two CD singles of "You Needed Me" were released in order for fans to purchase both and ensure that Boyzone made it to the number-one position.[1]

"Look at Me" entered the UK Singles Chart at number two; it was only 700 copies behind Boyzone's "You Needed Me".[2] Halliwell was disappointed with the outcome of the chart performance for "Look at Me" since she had believed that it would reach number one. She had also feared that her career was to end six months following the release of the single. However, Halliwell would earn her first UK number-one single with "Mi Chico Latino". "Look at Me" went on to sell 330,812 copies in the United Kingdom alone, being certified Gold by the BPI, and over 1 million copies worldwide.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Look at Me" was directed by Vaughan Arnell and filmed in Prague, Czech Republic. The music video features four versions of Halliwell: a vamp, a bitch, a virgin, and a sister. Most of the music video is black and white, except in one scene in the middle of the video, during the funeral of Ginger Spice, Halliwell was seen with red hair (a wig), blonde highlights and a red thorn crown. In the last part, Halliwell and male dancers are dancing on some stairs and then in front of a fountain. At the end of the video there is a message saying "Geri's back!" with a picture of a nude Geri and ends with a G.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Look at Me".

Charts[edit]

Official versions and remixes[edit]

  1. Album version / Full-length version – 4:31
  2. Radio edit #1 / Single version – 4:08
  3. Radio edit #2* – 3:35
  4. Radio edit #3* – 3:19
  5. Mark!s Big Vocal Mix Surgery Edit – 7:30
  6. Mark!s Fantasy Dub* – 8:44
  7. Sharp Boys Queeny Dub – 7:21
  8. Sharp Boys Vocal Edit* – 3:57
  9. Sharp Boys Vocal Remix – 7:48
  10. Terminalhead Dub* – 5:42
  11. Terminalhead Edit* – 3:46
  12. Terminalhead Remix – 5:55

* appears only in promotional singles

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Halliwell, Geri; London, UK (2002). Just for the Record (autobiography), pg. 122.
  2. ^ Halliwell, pg. 122–123.
  3. ^ "Look at Me" sales and certifications
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Geri Halliwell Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Geri Halliwell.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me". Tracklisten.
  10. ^ "Geri Halliwell: Look at Me" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Geri Halliwell > Look at Me – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me". Top Digital Download.
  14. ^ a b "Dutchcharts.nl – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me" Canciones Top 50.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me". Singles Top 60.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Geri Halliwell – Look at Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Geri Halliwell: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999". ARIA. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Tonight"
by TrueBliss
New Zealand Singles Chart
number one single

30 May 1999
Succeeded by
"I Want It That Way"
by Backstreet Boys