When You Look at Me

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"When You Look at Me"
Whenyoulookatme milian.jpg
Single by Christina Milian
from the album Christina Milian
B-side "AM to PM"
Released June 17, 2002 (Europe)
July 2, 2002 (US)
Format CD single, digital download, maxi single, 12" single
Recorded 2001
Genre R&B, teen pop, pop
Length 3:45
Label Def Soul, The Inc.
Songwriter(s) Christina Milian, Christin Karlsson, Nina Woodford, Fredrik Odesio, Henrik Jonback
Producer(s) Bloodshy & Avant
Christina Milian singles chronology
"AM to PM"
(2001)
"When You Look at Me"
(2002)
"Dip It Low"
(2004)
"AM to PM"
(2001)
"When You Look at Me"
(2002)
"Dip It Low"
(2004)
Audio sample
Christina Milian - "When You Look at Me"

"When You Look at Me" is a song by American singer Christina Milian. It was written by Milian, Christin Karlsson, Nina Woodford, Fredrik Odesio and Henrik Jonback, and produced by Bloodshy & Avant for her self-titled debut album. The song served as the album's second single outside the United States, and became a major hit throughout Australia and Europe, reaching the top 10 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Writing[edit]

Milian used her school days as inspiration when writing the song. Milian said that "when I was growing up, I found people were always trying to label me. The first day of school it would be like 'Here comes this girl all dressed up. She thinks she's all that' and they didn't even know me. The message behind 'When You Look at Me' is never judge a book by its cover."[1]

Music video[edit]

The video was shot on March 2, 2002 in Los Angeles and was directed by Billie Woodruff. In the video, Milian dances in four different costumes and in different rooms. One costume is a white, short sleeved blouse with a pink mini-skirt and is featured in an area with pink and white walls. She is then seen in a blue room, with some jean material on the wall as wallpaper, dancing in with some background dancers. She is wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt. Next, she is shown in an orange room, wearing an orange camisole and orange pants, with a lot of male background dancers in white behind her. After this, she is seen in a small red room, sitting on a couch, wearing a red and black pashmina with her hair long and straight. The music video ends with a reprisal of the chorus, and switching between all four rooms.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "When You Look at Me."

CD maxi - Europe
  1. "When You Look at Me" (radio edit) — 3:45
  2. "When You Look at Me" (Bloodshy remix) — 2:58
  3. "AM to PM" (Groove Chronicles main mix) — 5:36
  4. "When You Look at Me" (music video)
UK Cassette Single
  1. "When You Look At Me" (Album Version) - 3:42
  2. "When You Look At Me" (Agent X Remix feat. Romeo) - 5:41
CD single - Promo
  1. "When You Look at Me" (radio edit) — 3:45

Charts and sales[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mytton, Leigh (June 21, 2002). "Milian charts pop success". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Christina Milian – When You Look at Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Christina Milian – When You Look at Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Christina Milian – When You Look at Me" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Christina Milian – When You Look at Me" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Christina Milian – When You Look at Me". Tracklisten.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Christina Milian – When You Look at Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Musicline.de – Milian,Christina Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 27, 2002". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Christina Milian – When You Look at Me". Top Digital Download.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Christina Milian – When You Look at Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Polish Airplay Charts - Lista krajowa 39/2002". PiF PaF Production. Archived from the original on October 23, 2007. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Christina Milian – When You Look at Me". Singles Top 100.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Christina Milian – When You Look at Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Christina Milian: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "2002 Australian Singles Chart". aria. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  18. ^ "2002 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  19. ^ "2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  20. ^ "Wanadoo Top 40" (PDF). Top40.nl. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  21. ^ "2002 French Singles Chart" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 10 May 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  22. ^ "2002 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Swisscharts. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  23. ^ Australian certifications aria.com (Retrieved January 24, 2009)
  24. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2009-06-05 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved January 24, 2009)

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