Look Mama

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"Look Mama"
Single by Howard Jones
from the album Dream Into Action
A-side Look Mama
B-side Learning How To Love
Released 20 April 1985
Format 7", 12"
Genre New wave
Length 4:04
Label WEA
Writer(s) Howard Jones
Producer(s) Rupert Hine
Howard Jones singles chronology
"Things Can Only Get Better"
"Look Mama"
"Life in One Day"

Released as the second single from Howard Jones' 1985 album Dream Into Action, "Look Mama" reached #10 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It was not released as a single in the US, but a different mix to those issued in the UK was included on the US-only remix album Action Replay.

The introduction to the song features some spoken dialogue sampled from the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

"Look Mama" is written from the standpoint of a child pleading with his over-protective mother to be allowed greater independence and room to develop his own personality.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Look Mama" - 4:03
  2. "Learning How To Love" - 5:20
  1. "Look Mama (Extended Mix)" - 9:05
  2. "Learning How To Love" - 5:20
  3. "Dream Into Action (Live At The Manchester Apollo)"
Limited Edition 12"
  1. "Look Mama (Megamamamix)" - 9:12
  2. "Learning How To Love" - 5:20
  3. "Dream Into Action (Live At The Manchester Apollo)


  1. ^ "Look Mama" at chartstats.com

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