Look Away (Big Country song)

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"Look Away"
Big Country Look Away.jpg
Single by Big Country
from the album The Seer
Released April 1986
Recorded 1985-1986
Genre Alternative rock, new wave, Celtic rock, soft rock
Length 4:23
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Stuart Adamson
Producer(s) Robin Millar
Big Country singles chronology
"Just a Shadow"
"Look Away"
"The Teacher"

"Look Away" is a song by Scottish rock band Big Country.[1] It was released in April 1986 as the lead single from their third studio album, The Seer. It gave the group their fourth UK top 10 hit, and proved to be their highest charting single in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 7.[2]

"Look Away" was an even bigger success in Ireland, topping the Irish Singles Chart for one week, and becoming the band's only number one single on either side of the Irish Sea.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 7
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 19
Ireland (IRMA) 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 14
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 18
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[2] 7
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 5


  1. ^ Tom Demalon. "The Seer - Big Country | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 56–7. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  4. ^ "Musicline.de – Big Country Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Big Country – Look Away" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Big Country – Look Away". Top 40 Singles.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Big Country – Look Away". Swiss Singles Chart.

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Preceded by
"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco
Irish number one single
3 May 1986
Succeeded by
"Make It Work" by Christy Moore, Paul Doran and the Self Aid Band