Look After You

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"Look After You"
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Single by The Fray
from the album How to Save a Life
Released February 6, 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded 2005 Bloomington, Indiana
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:28 (Album Version)
4:02 (Radio Edit)
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Isaac Slade and Joe King
Producer(s) Mike Flynn and Aaron Johnson
The Fray singles chronology
"How to Save a Life"
"Look After You"
"All at Once"
"How to Save a Life"
"Look After You"
"All at Once"
How to Save a Life track listing
"Heaven Forbid"
"Look After You"

"Look After You" is a song by American rock band the Fray. It was released in February 2007 as the third single from their debut album, How to Save a Life, following the widespread success of their previous single "How to Save a Life". According to lead singer and pianist Isaac Slade, the song was written about his then-girlfriend and future wife, Anna, when she was living in Australia.[1] The song has appeared on the TV show Intervention for its third season and has been featured in episodes of Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer, The Hills, One Tree Hill, Journeyman, Moonlight, Rescue Me, Bones and the unaired pilot of Women's Murder Club. It was also featured in the 2008 film Jumper.

Chart performance[edit]

Expected[by whom?] to be a big hit, the song only peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first single to miss the Top 40. The song also missed the Top 40 on the Billboard's Pop 100, although it performed marginally better on the chart than on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #49.


When the band performs the song live, they sometimes insert a small interlude after the chorus where Slade sings the refrains from either "Wonderwall" by Oasis, "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker or "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song reported in progress in February 2007, with Chris Mills as the director.[2] However, the video was never released.


Chart (2007) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 59
US Billboard Adult Top 40 12
US Billboard Pop 100 31
US Billboard Pop Songs 31


  1. ^ Moss, Corey (December 6, 2006). "The Fray Hit It Big, With Some Help From Dr. McDreamy". VH1. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  2. ^ Videostatic.com Archived 2007-03-06 at the Wayback Machine.

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