Looking Back (song)

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"Looking Back"
Single by Nat King Cole
B-side"Do I Like It?"
Released1958 (1958)
GenreEasy listening
Length2:10
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Brook Benton, Belford Hendricks, Clyde Otis
Nat King Cole singles chronology
"Night of the Quarter Moon"
(1958)
"Looking Back"
(1958)
"Come Closer to Me (Acercate Mas)"
(1958)

"Looking Back" is a song written by Brook Benton, Belford Hendricks, and Clyde Otis and performed by Nat King Cole. It reached #2 on the U.S. R&B chart and #5 on the U.S. pop chart in 1958.[1]

The single's B-side, "Do I Like It?" reached #67 on the U.S. pop chart in 1958.[2]

The song was ranked #31 on Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1958.[3]

Other charting versions[edit]

  • Cole re-released a version of the song in 1965 which reached #27 on the adult contemporary chart and #123 on the U.S. pop chart.[4]
  • Joe Simon released a version of the song as a single in 1969 which reached #42 on the U.S. R&B chart and #70 on the U.S. pop chart.[5]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nat King Cole, "Looking Back" Chart Positions". Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Nat King Cole, "Do I Like It?" Chart Position". Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Chart Toppers of 1958" Billboard December 15, 1958: 44
  4. ^ "Nat King Cole, "Looking Back" 1965 Chart Positions". Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Joe Simon, "Looking Back" Single Release". Retrieved July 19, 2018.
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