The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You

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"The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You"
Single by Bryan Adams
from the album 18 til I Die
Released May 7, 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Rock
Length

3:37 (album version)

3:24 (single version)
Label A&M
Writer(s) Bryan Adams & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"Rock Steady"
(1995)
"The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You"
(1996)
"Let's Make a Night to Remember"
(1996)

"The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian rock artist Bryan Adams. It was released in 1996 as the lead single from Adams' seventh studio album "18 til I Die". The song peaked at number 6 in the UK and reached number 52 in the United States.

Adams was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance but lost to Beck's "Where It's At". Adams was also nominated for "Juno Award for Best Producer" (also for "Let's Make a Night to Remember").

The song is featured at the soundtrack of 1997 film Excess Baggage, starring Alicia Silverstone and Benicio del Toro. The song has appeared on Adams' compilation albums The Best of Me and Anthology.

Track listings[edit]

2 track single

  1. "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" [Single Version] - 3:24
  2. "Hey Elvis" - 3:23

4 track single

  1. "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" (Album version)
  2. "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" (Single version)
  3. "I Want It All"
  4. "Hey Elvis"

Music video[edit]

The video features various male and female models (including Ana Cristina Oliveira) walking and dancing up and down a catwalk wearing sexy and outrageous outfits. It also features Adams in a bathroom sitting on the toilet with his guitar and standing in front of the mirror trying to do his hair. A shot from recording sessions is used as the cover of Adams' 18 til I Die-album. The music video is shown in 1997 film Red Corner starring Richard Gere.

Video was directed by Matthew Rolston, who also directed Adams' another music video of his popular song "Let's Make a Night to Remember". Music video was nominated for MTV Video Music Award for "Best Male Video". In his interview to Songfacts, Adams stated that it's probably his own favorite video.[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
Position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 19
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 17
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 30
Canada (RPM)[5] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 44[8]
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 26
Italy (FIMI)[10] 17
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 21
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 37
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 24
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 5
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[15] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 52

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (1996) Position
Australia (ARIA)[17] 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Songfacts interview with Bryan Adams
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ RPM archives
  6. ^ "Bryan Adams: The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  7. ^ "Musicline.de – Bryan Adams Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. ^ "Official German Charts: The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me". Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: A". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Bryan Adams search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You". Singles Top 100.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Chart Stats: The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You". ChartStats. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Artist Chart History (singles) - Bryan Adams". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  17. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1996". The Australian Record Industry Association Ltd. Archived from the original on 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2015-11-08.