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"The Look of Love"
Single by Madonna
from the album Who's That Girl
B-side "I Know It"
Released November 25, 1987
Format CD, 7", 12"
Recorded 1987
Genre Ballad
Length 4:00
Label Sire, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Madonna, Patrick Leonard
Producer Madonna, Patrick Leonard
Madonna singles chronology
"Causing a Commotion"
"The Look of Love"
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"The Look of Love" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from the soundtrack album and motion picture Who's That Girl. It was the third and final single release from the album and was released on November 25, 1987 by Sire Records. It was released as a single only in Europe and Japan.


Song history

The song was written and produced by Madonna and long-time collaborator Patrick Leonard. It was written the day after "Who's That Girl", which became the first single from the album.[1] The song was only released as a single in the UK, some European countries and Japan. "I Know It", a track from Madonna's first album Madonna appeared as the B-side, with "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", later a single in its own right, added to the 12" release.[2] The song was included on a disco promo 12" single released in Brazil, also featuring songs by The Bee Gees and Tiffany.[3]

Madonna performed the song on her 1987 Who's That Girl Tour. In 1989, the song was used as the B-side for the "Express Yourself" single release.

Chart performance

The song was most successful in the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands, where it reached the Top 10. It peaked in the Top 40 in other countries across Europe.

Music video

A compilation video of clips from the film Who's That Girl was released in Europe. Another music video promoted the performance from the Who's That Girl Tour.

  • Director: James Foley
  • Producers: Rosilyn Heller, Bernard Williams
  • Director of Photography: Jan de Bont
  • Editor: Pembroke J. Herring
  • Production Company: Warner Bros.

Track listing

  • UK and European 7" Vinyl Single
  1. "The Look Of Love" (Album Version)
  2. "I Know It" (Album Version)
  • UK and European 12" vinyl single
  1. "The Look Of Love"
  2. "I Know It"
  3. "Love Don't Live Here Anymore"
  • Japan 7" Single
  1. "The Look of Love"
  2. "I Know It"
  • German 5" CD Single (reissue)
  1. "The Look Of Love" (Album Version)
  2. "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (Album Version)
  3. "I Know It" (Album Version)
  • UK 12" Picture disc
  1. "The Look Of Love"
  2. "I Know It"
  3. "Love Don't Live Here Anymore"


Chart (1987/1988) Peak
Belgian VRT Top 30 9
Dutch Top 40 [4] 8
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 17
French SNEP Singles Chart [5] 23
German Singles Chart 34
Irish Singles Chart[6] 6
Japanese OriconSingles Chart 76
Switzerland Singles Chart [7] 20
UK Singles Chart[8] 9




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