Just Looking


About Just Looking

"Just Looking" is a 1999 single by British rock band the Stereophonics. It is the second single from their second album Performance and Cocktails. It was released in February 1999 and reached number four in the UK Singles Chart and number 18 in Ireland. It was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 200,000 in 2002. An acoustic version is featured on CD two of the "Step On My Old Size Nines" single. The song was also featured on the 2006 movie Snow Cake starring Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Carrie-Anne Moss. The music video features the band in a car with Stuart Cable driving. He offers the other members a Jelly baby and the car ends up sinking underwater. 


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There's things I want 
There's things I think I want 
There's things I've had 
There's things I want to have 
Do I want the dreams 
The ones we're forced to see 
Do I want the perfect wife 
The word perfect ain't quite right 
Shopping every day 
Take it back the next break 
They say the more you fly the more you 
Risk your life 
I'm just looking I'm not buying 
I'm just looking keeps me smiling 
A house I seen another could'a been 
You drenched my head and said what I said 
You said that life is what you make of it 
Yet most of us just fake 
I'm just looking, I'm not buying 
I'm just looking, keeps me smiling

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Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band that formed in 1992 in the village of Cwmaman in Cynon Valley, Wales. The band currently comprises lead vocalist and guitarist Kelly Jones, bassist and backing vocalist Richard Jones, guitarist and backing vocalist, Adam Zindani and touring member Tony Kirkham (keyboards), the group having originally also included Stuart Cable on drums. Stereophonics have released seven studio albums, five of which have topped the UK Albums Chart. Their seventh, Keep Calm and Carry On, was released in November 2009 but did not make the Top 10. A successful compilation album was also released in November 2008 – Decade in the Sun charting at number two in the United Kingdom. The band is part of the Cardiff music scene. more »

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10 facts about this song

Release details
"Just Looking" was released as the fifth single from Stereophonics' second album, "Performance and Cocktails," in March 1999.
Chart performance
On UK Singles Chart, the song peaked at number four, making it one of Stereophonics' most successful songs commercially.
Song meaning
According to lead singer and songwriter Kelly Jones, the song is about choosing to spend time alone and reflect rather than rush into another relationship.
Music Video
The music video for "Just Looking" was shot in black and white, featuring the band playing in an empty hall, which somewhat symbolizes the feeling of loneliness depicted in the song.
Live performances
"Just Looking" is a fan favorite and has been frequently performed at Stereophonics' live shows.
Critical Acclaim
The song is considered as one of Stereophonics' best works and has received positive reviews from critics for its deep and introspective lyrics.
Song's Composition
Written in the key of F major, the song’s chord sequence and apparent melancholy have been appreciated by fans and critics alike.
Album Success
The song played a significant role in the success of the "Performance and Cocktails" album, which managed to sell over 2.4 million copies worldwide.
Charity Compilation
The song was also included in the compilation album "Help: A Day in the Life" which was produced by the British charity War Child in 2005.
The band was nominated for Best British Newcomer at the 1999 Brit Awards, with "Just Looking" being one their most popular songs that brought the band recognition.

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