When You Look Me in the Eyes

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"When You Look Me in the Eyes"
Single by Jonas Brothers
from the album Jonas Brothers
B-side "SOS" (Live version)
Released January 25, 2008
Format Digital download, CD Single
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:09
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Kevin Jonas Sr., PJ Bianco, Raymond Boyd
Producer(s) John Fields
Jonas Brothers singles chronology
"When You Look Me in the Eyes"
"Burnin' Up"
Music video
"When You Look Me in the Eyes" on YouTube
"When You Look Me in the Eyes"
Song by Nick Jonas from the album Nicholas Jonas
Released November 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop rock, teen pop
Length 4:01
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Kevin Jonas Sr., PJ Bianco, Raymond Boyd
Nicholas Jonas track listing
"When You Look Me in the Eyes"
"Higher Love"

"When You Look Me in the Eyes" is a song by the American pop rock band Jonas Brothers. The song was released as the band's third single from their self-titled second album, Jonas Brothers, in 2007. In the UK it was released as a AA side with "Burnin' Up".

There are two versions of the song, featuring different lyrics and production: the first was released on Nick Jonas's solo album, Nicholas Jonas (Joe and Kevin Jonas Sr. (dad) feature on the song, and Kevin Jonas (brother) plays guitar), and the second was released on the album Jonas Brothers. Jason Nevins produced a dance remix of the latter version for promotional release.

The band's Look Me in the Eyes Tour was named after the song, their most current single at the time of the tour.

The song was released as the first single on the third album A Little Bit Longer in Japan, re-titled in Japanese as "Mitsumeau Koi" (見つめあう恋?, "Love Is Watching Each Other"). The song was featured on the album Now: The Hits of Spring 2008 in Australia, and Now! 13 in Canada.

Background and composition[edit]

When You Look Me in the Eyes, "avoids wallowing in cliche by featuring the ever-present youthful energy of Nick and Joe Jonas sharing vocals. Turning the song into a vocal duet lifts this record well above banality."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on January 25, 2008 on the Disney Channel after the worldwide premiere of Minutemen, and on April 20, 2008 on Disney Channel Asia. It shows the Jonas Brothers playing the song during a concert and footage of their personal lives. The video features the brothers' younger brother, Frankie Jonas, and is in black-and-white. The Disney Channel edit of the video features fans holding up a different sign from the one featured in the edit of the video released elsewhere. The video includes pieces filmed by Joe. Most of the music video was filmed inside The Eagles Club (The Rave) or outside in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin and in the Chicago, Illinois area.

Track listings[edit]

US/Europe CD Single[edit]

  1. "When You Look Me in the Eyes" (Album version) — 4:09
  2. "SOS" (Live version) — 2:35

Chart performance[edit]

"When You Look Me in the Eyes" reached number 25 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. On August 15, 2008, the song re-entered the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, peaking at number 46; it became their highest peaking song on the chart, surpassing "SOS" (number 47), but this record was surpassed again, with "Burnin' Up", peaking at number 38. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 30, as part of a double-A side with "Burnin' Up". It has sold 1,180,000 copies in the US.[2]


Chart (2008)[3] Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[4] 46
Canadian Hot 100 30
Japan Hot 100 3
UK Singles Chart 30
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 25
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 16
U.S. Billboard Adult Pop Songs 38
Venezuela Pop Rock (Record Report)[5] 3

Cover Version[edit]

The American singer Austin Mahone has covered the song, and it's become one of his biggest songs on tour. When Austin performs the song, he invites one girl on stage to be the object of his affection.


  1. ^ http://top40.about.com/od/singles/gr/jonaswhenyou.htm
  2. ^ Trust, Gary (February 17, 2015). "Ask Billboard: Jonas Brothers Want to Know Their Album & Song Sales". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Billboard.com
  4. ^ "Australia Singles Top 50 - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Pop Rock" (in Spanish). Record Report. 2008-04-12. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. 

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