See It in a Boy's Eyes

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"See It in a Boy's Eyes"
Single by Jamelia
from the album Thank You
B-side "Taxi"
Released 12 July 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre R&B, pop
Length 3:40 (Album version)
3:52 (Single version)
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Jamelia Davis
Chris Martin
Rik Simpson
Producer(s) Cameron McVey
Matt Kent
Jamelia UK / AUS singles chronology
"Thank You"
(2004)
"See It in a Boy's Eyes"
(2004)
"DJ" / "Stop"
(2004)
Jamelia European singles chronology
"Thank You"
(2004)
"See It in a Boy's Eyes"
(2004)
"Universal Prayer"
(2004)

"See It in a Boy's Eyes" was the fourth single from British R&B singer Jamelia's second album, Thank You. The song, released in the UK on 12 July 2004, became Jamelia's third consecutive top five hit in the UK to date (fourth in total), peaking at number five and spending eleven weeks on the UK Singles Chart. The song also became her third top forty hit in Australia, peaking at number thirty-five.

The single was famous for being co-written by Coldplay singer Chris Martin, who played on the track and provided backing vocals.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video, which won the "Best Video Award" at the 2004 MOBO awards, was shot in Cuba and featured Jamelia in the army as one of the soldiers. Jamelia said about the video, in an interview with the BBC, "I just wanted it to be different - it would have been so predictable if it was just me in a short skirt, my legs out - and I'm not a predictable person. I was trying to be fresh so that people stay interested in me."[1] Jamelia also commented in the same interview, "It's basically about a relationship where someone doesn't speak about having a problem and you can see that they're upset but they're just not talking. It's an irritating situation so I thought I'd write about it."

Track listings[edit]

UK CD 1
  1. "See It in a Boy's Eyes" (single version)
  2. "Taxi" (album version)
UK CD 2
  1. "See It in a Boy's Eyes" (single version]
  2. "Thank You" (Jo Whiley Live Lounge acoustic)
  3. "Numb" (Jo Whiley Live Lounge acoustic)
  4. "See It in a Boy's Eyes" (enhanced video)
UK 7" Vinyl
  1. "See It in a Boy's Eyes" (single version)
  2. "See It in a Boy's Eyes" (JD Rework)

Charts[edit]

Country Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 35
Irish Singles Chart 11
Turkish Singles Chart 91
UK Singles Chart 5

Cover versions[edit]

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