Look What You've Done to Me

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"Look What You've Done to Me"
Look What You've Done to Me - Boz Scaggs.jpg
Single by Boz Scaggs
from the album Urban Cowboy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
B-side "Simone"
Released August 1980
Genre Soft rock
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Boz Scaggs, David Foster
Boz Scaggs singles chronology
"Jojo"
(1980)
"Look What You've Done to Me"
(1980)
"Miss Sun"
(1980)
"Jojo"
(1980)
"Look What You've Done to Me"
(1980)
"Miss Sun"
(1980)

"Look What You've Done to Me" is a 1980 song recorded by Boz Scaggs, composed by Scaggs and David Foster for the movie Urban Cowboy. It reached #14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in November, #13 on the Cash Box Top 100,[1] and went to #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[2] The song reached #30 in Canada.

The song, reflecting on a broken romance (as depicted in Urban Cowboy), features the Eagles on background vocals and instrumentation by Don Felder on guitar and members of Toto and David Foster on keyboards. Two versions of the song were released. The most widely available version of the song (as released on Scaggs greatest hits compilations) places more emphasis on the Eagles' background vocals, plus additional background vocal stylings by Scaggs towards the end of the song. The version as heard in the Urban Cowboy film (as well as its soundtrack) replaces the Eagles' vocals with a female chorus.

According to comments made by both Scaggs and Foster on the television special (and subsequent DVD) Hit Man: David Foster and Friends, the song was written and recorded in one night after the studio called asking the duo to write a song for the scene, informing them the scene was to be filmed the following day, and the track needed to be on a courier plane the following morning.

David Foster provided a bit more of the backstory on the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Season 3, Episode 3, titled "Don't Sing For Your Supper", as his wife Yolanda is a castmember. Foster said that Scaggs wasn't happy with any of the music he played that evening until the night was almost over. When Foster played the intro chords that became the trademark beginning of the song, Scaggs said, "That's it".

Chart performance[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Original version musicians
  • Jeff Porcaro † - drums
  • David Foster - keyboards
  • David Paich - Synthesizer
  • Mike Porcaro † - bass
  • Steve Lukather - guitar
  • Don Felder - guitar
  • Glenn Frey † - background vocals
  • Don Henley - background vocals
  • Timothy B. Schmit - background vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 216. 
  3. ^ "1980 Year End". Bullfrogspond.com. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 

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