Look Through Any Window

"Look Through Any Window" is a song by the British beat group The Hollies. It was their follow-up single to their first U.K. chart-topper, "I'm Alive", and reached No.4 in the U.K. singles chart at the beginning of October 1965.[2][3]

"Look Through Any Window"
Single by The Hollies
B-side"So Lonely" (L. Ransford)
ReleasedUK: 27 August 1965
US: September 1965
Format7" single
Recorded30 June 1965
Abbey Road Studios[1]
GenrePop rock, beat, jangle pop
Length2:14
LabelUK: Parlophone R5322
US: Imperial 66134
Songwriter(s)Graham Gouldman, Charles Silverman
Producer(s)Ron Richards
The Hollies singles chronology
"I'm Alive"
(1965)
"Look Through Any Window"
(1965)
"If I Needed Someone"
(1965)

"Look Through Any Window" was The Hollies' first American Billboard Top 40 hit, peaking at No.32 on 22 January 1966 ("Just One Look" in 1964 had been the band's first American chart hit). It made No.3 in Canada in the RPM Magazine charts, as well as in South Africa.[4] Written by songwriters Graham Gouldman and Charles Silverman, it features a distinctive 12-string guitar riff, soaring harmonies and Bobby Elliott’s explosive drumming. They also recorded a version in French (titled "Regardez par des fenêtres") that was not officially released at the time but was included on the 1988 compilation Rarities.

First released as a single in the U.K., it was included in the U.S. version of the band's 1965 album Hollies titled Hear! Here! by their US label, Imperial Records.

The B-side, "So Lonely", later included on Hollies and Hear! Here!, was also recorded by the Everly Brothers and released in July 1966 on their Two Yanks in England album.

Cover versions

  • A version was later recorded by the American group Gary Lewis & the Playboys for their 1966 album Hits Again!.
  • The Serbian beat band, Elipse recorded a version entitled Pogledaj kroz prozor in 1966 in Serbian.
  • The Brazilian band, Renato e Seus Blue Caps also recorded a version entitled Pra Você Não Sou Ninguém, in 1966, for their album Um Embalo Com Renato e Seus Blue Caps, singing in portuguese.

References

  1. The 30th Anniversary Collection (CD). The Hollies. EMI Records. 1993. D 202205.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. "The Hollies U.K. Discography". Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  3. "The Hollies on U.K. Official Chart". Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  4. "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.


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