Turn Around, Look at Me

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For the album by The Vogues, see Turn Around, Look at Me (album).
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
Single by Glen Campbell
B-side "Brenda"
Released 1961
Format 7" single
Genre Folk
Length 2:35
Label Crest Records
Writer(s) Jerry Capehart
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
(1961)
"Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry"
(1962)
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
Single by Bee Gees
B-side "(Theme From) The Travels Of Jamie McPheeters"
Released October 1964
Format 7", 45rpm
Recorded September 1964
Festival Studio, Sydney, Australia
Genre Folk, country
Length 2:16
Label Leedon
Writer(s) Jerry Capehart
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Claustrophobia"
(1964)
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
(1964)
"Every Day I Have To Cry"
(1965)
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
Single by The Vogues
from the album Turn Around, Look at Me
B-side "Then"
Released 1968
Format 7" single
Length 2:43
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Jerry Capehart
Producer(s) Dick Glasser
The Vogues singles chronology
"That's the Tune"
(1966)
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
(1968)
"My Special Angel"
(1968)

"Turn Around, Look at Me" is a song written by Jerry Capehart.

In 1961, Glen Campbell released his version as a single. This was his first song to chart in the United States, hitting #62 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

The Lettermen's version[edit]

In 1962, The Lettermen released their version as a single. It made it to #5 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, but the b-side of the single, "How Is Julie?," became the bigger hit.

Bee Gees' version[edit]

In 1964, while Bee Gees were still in Australia, they released a version of the song which did not chart.[2] It is also their fifth single, and was credited to "Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees".[3] It was also included on the group's 1967 mop-up compilation Turn Around, Look at Us and the 1998 anthology of their Australian recordings Brilliant from Birth.[4]

Personnel[edit]

  • Barry Gibb — lead vocals
  • Robin Gibb — harmony and backing vocals
  • Maurice Gibb — harmony and backing vocals
  • Uncredited musicians — guitar, bass, drums, orchestra, chorus

The Vogues' version[edit]

In 1968, The Vogues released their remake as a single. This version was by far the most successful, reaching #7 on the Hot 100[5] and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[6]

Other versions[edit]

Other artists who have recorded this song include Eddy Arnold, The Bachelors, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and Esther Phillips.

This song was featured in the film Final Destination 3. The song, however, was cut to only the first few lines, thus transforming it from a love song to the stalkers' creed. It was also used as a warning for death in the film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glen Campbell charting singles Retrieved 09-18-11.
  2. ^ The Bee Gees, Spicks & Specks: 26 Songs from the Early Days Retrieved 09-18-11.
  3. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1964". 
  4. ^ Discogs.com. "Bee Gees - Brilliant from Birth". 
  5. ^ The Vogues charting singles Retrieved 09-18-11.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 251.