Then You Look at Me

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"Then You Look at Me"
Single by Céline Dion
from the album All the Way... A Decade of Song
Released December 11, 1999 (1999-12-11) (cancelled)
Format Promotional recording
Recorded Paradise Sounds, FLM Studios, Todd-AO
Genre Pop
Length 4:09
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) James Horner, Will Jennings
Producer(s) David Foster, James Horner, Simon Franglen
Céline Dion singles chronology
"That's the Way It Is"
(1999)
"Then You Look at Me"
(1999)
"Live (for the One I Love)"
(2000)

"Then You Look at Me" is a theme song from the movie Bicentennial Man.[1] It was supposed to be released as the second single from Céline Dion's album All the Way... A Decade of Song, on December 11, 1999.[2]

"Then You Look at Me" was written by James Horner and Will Jennings, who wrote for Dion her 1997 smash hit "My Heart Will Go On."

Unfortunately the Bicentennial Man movie, released on December 13, 1999 and starring Robin Williams, became a flop and the single was cancelled. The second reason was the fact that "That's the Way It Is" became a hit and was still strong on the singles charts around the world. However, "Then You Look at Me" was included as a B-side to the "Live (for the One I Love)," The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "I Want You to Need Me" singles. The movie soundtrack also included the track but in slightly modified version, produced by James Horner and Simon Franglen. The version from Dion's album was produced by David Foster, Horner and Franglen and differs in arrangements and in Dion's interpretation.

"Then You Look at Me" music video, featuring Dion in a futuristic outfit and set in a robot research facility with clips of the film playing on screens in the background, was directed by Bille Woodruff and released at the end of 1999. It was included on Céline Dion's All the Way... A Decade of Song & Video DVD in 2001.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Michael Paoletta from Billboard highlighted it and called it characteristically "roof-raising, fan-stoking" Dion anthem. [4] Allmusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that "this song isn't bad, it just isn't particularly memorable," while comparing to Dion's hits. [5]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Cancelled promotional CD single

  1. "Then You Look at Me" (album version) – 4:09
  2. "Then You Look at Me" (soundtrack version) – 4:22

Official versions[edit]

  1. "Then You Look at Me" (album version) – 4:09
  2. "Then You Look at Me" (soundtrack version) – 4:22

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