Look Through Any Window

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"Look Through Any Window"
Single by The Hollies
B-side "So Lonely" (L. Ransford)
Released UK: 27 August 1965
US: September 1965
Format 7" single
Recorded 30 June 1965
Abbey Road Studios[1]
Genre Pop rock, beat, jangle pop
Length 2:14
Label UK: Parlophone R5322
US: Imperial 66134
Songwriter(s) Graham Gouldman, Charles Silverman
Producer(s) Ron Richards
The Hollies singles chronology
"I'm Alive"
(1965)
"Look Through Any Window"
(1965)
"If I Needed Someone"
(1965)

"I'm Alive"
(1965)
"Look Through Any Window"
(1965)
"If I Needed Someone"
(1965)

"Look Through Any Window" is a song by the British beat group The Hollies. It was the first American Billboard Top 40 hit for them, peaking at No. 32 on 22 January 1966 (Just One Look in 1964 had been their first American chart hit). It reached No. 4 in their native country and in Canada it made #3 in the RPM Magazine charts. Written by songwriters Graham Gouldman and Charles Silverman, it features a distinctive 12-string guitar riff, soaring harmonies and Bobby Elliott’s explosive drumming. They also recorded a version in French (titled "Regardez par des fenêtres") that was not officially released at the time but was included on the 1988 compilation Rarities.

First released as a single in the UK, it was included in the US version of their 1965 album Hollies titled Hear! Here! by their US label, Imperial Records.

The B-side, "So Lonely", later included on Hollies and Hear! Here!, was recorded by the Everly Brothers and released in July 1966 on their Two Yanks in England album.

Cover versions[edit]

  • A version was later recorded by the American group Gary Lewis & the Playboys for their 1966 album Hits Again!.
  • The Serbian beat band, Elipse recorded a version entitled Pogledaj kroz prozor in 1966 in Serbian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 30th Anniversary Collection (CD). The Hollies. EMI Records. 1993. D 202205. 

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