When I Looked at Him

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"When I Looked at Him"
When I Looked at Him.jpg
Single by Exposé
from the album What You Don't Know
Released August 19, 1989
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1988-1989
Genre Freestyle
Length 5:31 (album version)
4:17 (single version)
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Lewis Martineé
Producer(s) Lewis Martineé
Exposé singles chronology
"What You Don't Know"
"When I Looked at Him"
"Tell Me Why"
"What You Don't Know"
"When I Looked at Him"
"Tell Me Why"

"When I Looked at Him" is a single by Exposé, released on August 19, 1989. It was written and produced by the group's founder, Lewis Martineé, and it appears on their second album What You Don't Know. Lead vocals on the track were sung by Jeanette Jurado.

The song is a pensive ballad closer in form and structure to the group's #1 pop hit "Seasons Change" than to many of their more dance-oriented songs. Still, an extended "Suave Mix" appeared on the CD version of What You Don't Know, and an acoustic version of this mix was included as the B-side to the single.


Released as the follow-up single to "What You Don't Know", "When I Looked at Him" became Exposé's sixth consecutive top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #10 in October 1989.[1] The song also reached #3 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

U.S. 7" (vinyl and cassette)[edit]

A - "When I Looked at Him" (4:17)
B - "When I Looked at Him" Suave Mix acoustic version (5:19)


No. Title Length
1. "When I Looked at Him" 4:27
2. "When I Looked at Him" (Smooth Mix) 4:00
3. "Megamix 10:10

Top positions[edit]

Record chart (1989) Best position
 Canada (RPM (magazine))[3] 29
 Canada (RPM Top 100 Singles)[4] 18
 United States (Adult Contemporary)[5] 3
 United States ( Billboard Hot 100) [6] 10
 Netherlands (MegaCharts)[7] 5

Annual Positions[edit]

Stop year end (1989) Best position
 Netherlands (MegaCharts) [8] 68


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 215.
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 388.
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