When You're Looking Like That

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"When You're Looking Like That"
When You're Looking Like That.jpg
Single by Westlife
from the album Coast to Coast and World of Our Own
Released19 September 2001
FormatCD Single
RecordedJuly 2000
Cheiron Studios (Stockholm)
Length3:52 (album version)
3:54 (single remix)
Westlife singles chronology
"Uptown Girl"
"When You're Looking Like That"
"Queen of My Heart"
Music video
"When You're Looking Like That" on YouTube

"When You're Looking Like That" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife from their second studio album, Coast to Coast (2000). It was released on 19 September 2001 as the sixth and final single from the album in Australia, Asia, Latin America, and—most notably—Europe.

However, although being one of the more popular tracks in the UK and a music video being played regularly on UK music channels, the single was cancelled and was not released in the UK or Ireland and charted outside of top 100 in UK Singles Chart due to leakage only. It was released as a double A-side single with "Queen of My Heart" which was their ninth UK number-one. It was re-released in 2001 with its single remix included on the group's third studio album World of Our Own (2001).

A Spanish version of the song, titled "Con Lo Bien Que Te Ves" has also been recorded and can be found on their Asian-only release, Released.[1] The Spanish lyrics was written by Rudy Pérez.

"When You're Looking Like That" was most successful in Sweden, where it peaked at number nine. It has since been certified gold by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for shipments of 15,000 copies in Sweden.


The song was written by a team of Swedish songwriters, Rami Yacoub, Andreas Carlsson, and Max Martin, and it was produced by Yacoub. It was composed in the traditional verse–chorus form in B major, with Filan and Feehily's vocal ranging from the chords of E4 to Ab5.[2]

"When You're Looking Like That" along with "I Lay My Love on You" were not released in the UK. In an interview with Westlife, Mark Feehily said that the main reason behind it was because they had not had as much exposure in Asia and Australia.[3]

It's their 6th most streamed song in the United Kingdom, clocking up 11.4 million plays – and appears in 20th place overall with 126,000 units via streaming and downloads only (as physical sales aren't counted)[4] While it is their most streamed song from their home country, the Republic of Ireland, with 1.01 million streams as of 2 April 2019.

Tours performed at[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  • CD maxi single[5]
  1. "When You're Looking Like That" (Single Remix) – 3:52
  2. "Con Lo Bien Que Te Ves" (Single Remix) (Spanish lyrics: Rudy Pérez) – 3:52
  3. "Don't Get Me Wrong" (Jake, Anders von Hofsten) – 3:43
  4. "I'll Be There" (Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch, Bob West) – 3:54
  5. "When You're Looking Like That" (Music Video) – 4:00
  1. "When You're Looking Like That" (Single Remix) – 3:52
  2. "Don't Get Me Wrong" – 3:43

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Rami – songwriter, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Andreas Carlsson – songwriter, backing vocals
  • Max Martin – songwriter, backing vocals
  • John Amatiello – engineer assistant, mixing assistant, Pro Tools engineer
  • Esbjörn Öhrwall – guitar
  • Björn Engelmann – mastering

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ "Westlife - Released". Discogs. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "When You're Looking Like That BY WESTLIFE - DIGITAL SHEET MUSIC".
  3. ^ westlifeVEVO (2016-11-11), Westlife - I Lay My Love on You (Unbreakable '02), retrieved 2018-06-15
  4. ^ Copsey, Rob (January 12, 2019). "Westlife's Top 20 biggest songs on the Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c When You're Looking Like That (liner notes). Westlife. RCA, BMG. 2001. 74321873672.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ When You're Looking Like That (liner notes). Westlife. RCA, BMG. 2001. 74321873682.CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ http://www.musicchartheaven.com/westlife/westlifehits.htm
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Westlife – When You're Looking Like That". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Westlife – When You're Looking Like That" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Westlife – When You're Looking Like That". Tracklisten.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Westlife – When You're Looking Like That" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – Westlife Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – Westlife – When You're Looking Like That". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ Romanian Top 100 Singles Airplay Chart - Top of the Year 2001
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Westlife – When You're Looking Like That". Singles Top 100.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Westlife – When You're Looking Like That". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.

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