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"Look Away"
Single by Chicago
from the album Chicago 19
B-side "Come In From the Night"
Released September 24, 1988
Format 7"
Recorded 1988
Genre Ballad
Length 4:02
Label Full Moon/Reprise
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer Ron Nevison
Chicago singles chronology
"I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love"
"Look Away"
"You're Not Alone"

"Look Away" is the name of a song written by Diane Warren. It was recorded by the band Chicago for their 1988 album Chicago 19, with Bill Champlin singing lead vocals. When released as a single that year, the song proved successful, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in December 1988, their last song to do so. The single also yielded the band's most successful year-end singles ranking, #1 on Billboard's 1989 year-end Hot 100.

The song was uncharacteristic of earlier Chicago hits in that it did not prominently feature horns. This song was also the band's first number one hit of the eighties that wasn't sung in a tenor voice. Some members of the band have stated when they would play the song live, the audience would just look confused because they were unfamiliar with the sound of Champlin's voice.

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Preceded by
"Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird Medley" by Will to Power
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
December 10, 1988- December 17, 1988
Succeeded by
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison
Preceded by
"Faith" by George Michael
Billboard Hot 100 Number one single of the year
Succeeded by
"Hold On" by Wilson Phillips


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