Helpless When She Smiles

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"Helpless When She Smiles"
Single by Backstreet Boys
from the album Unbreakable
ReleasedDecember 10, 2007 (CD format)
January 11, 2008 (GER)
January 15, 2008 (U.S. radio)
May 19, 2008 (UK)
RecordedHenson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA 2006-2007
GenrePop rock
LabelJive Records
Songwriter(s)Brett James, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Troy Verges
Producer(s)John Shanks
Backstreet Boys singles chronology
"Helpless When She Smiles"
"Straight Through My Heart"
Music video
"Helpless When She Smiles" on YouTube

"Helpless When She Smiles" is the second single from the Backstreet Boys' 6th studio album Unbreakable, which was released on October 30, 2007. The single, produced by John Shanks, was released on January 15, 2008. This song was leaked on the Internet back in May 2007 along with "Happily Never After" which never made the album.

"Helpless When She Smiles" is covered from the Dutch singer Bastiaan Ragas who released the single on his 2005 album Outragas.[1]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Helpless When She Smiles" was filmed November 15, 2007 in Joshua Tree National Park, California. It is directed by Bernard Gourley. The music video premiered on December 12 on Yahoo! Music. The video was filmed in color, but then stripped to appear black and white, depicting the Boys standing in a spacious corn field. It features helicopter shots, and is only one of two Backstreet Boys videos to do so, the other one being More than That. The video peaked at #1 on Much More Music's Top 10 Countdown.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Helpless When She Smiles" (Album Version) - 4:04
  2. "Helpless When She Smiles" (Radio Mix) - 4:04
  1. "Helpless When She Smiles" (Album Version) - 4:04
  2. "Helpless When She Smiles" (Radio Mix) - 4:04
  3. "There's Us" - 4:10
  4. "Nowhere To Go" - 2:48
  5. "Satellite" - 3:28
Digital Download
  1. "Helpless When She Smiles" (Radio Mix) - 4:04
  2. "Helpless When She Smiles" (Rock Remix) - 4:02
  3. "Helpless When She Smiles" (Jason Nevins Dub Remix) - 7:09
  4. "Helpless When She Smiles" (Jason Nevins Radio Mix) - 4:24
  5. "Helpless When She Smiles" (Jason Nevins Extended Remix) - 7:38
  6. "Helpless When She Smiles" (Jason Nevins Underground Club Remix) - 7:23


Weekly charts[edit]

Charts (2008) Peak
Dutch Singles Chart 83
German Singles Chart 34
Indian Singles Chart 48
Italian FIMI Singles Chart[2] 4
Luxembourg Singles Chart 17
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 34
Romanian Airplay Chart[3] 70
Taiwan Singles Chart[4] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Charts (2008) Peak
Italian Singles Chart[5] 69


  1. ^ "Outragas - Bastiaan Ragas". All Music. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Helpless When She Smiles by Backstreet Boys - Music Charts". Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Romanian Top 100" Archived 2010-07-12 at the Wayback Machine Please see "Issue 22" of the year 2008
  4. ^ "Backstreet Boys - Helpless When She Smiles". Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  5. ^ "I singoli più venduti del 2008". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved August 27, 2014.

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