Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Often overlooked song...
Adrian Thacker | 06/01/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
""The Look Of Love" is one of Madonna's most overlooked songs. Originally appearing on the horrible "Who's That Girl" soundtrack, and inexcuseably not included in the Madonna slow song anthology "Somethig To Remember", this is a song to pick up if you are a Madonna fan."
The Look Of Love Is Definitely In Madonna's Eyes
Busy Body | London, England | 05/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Look Of Love was Madonna's 18th single to be released in the UK in December 1987. The song peaked at No.9 in the UK, and was Madonna's lowest-charting single since Borderline way back in June 1984. The Look Of Love is a very underrated Madonna song, but not surprising considering that it peaked rather low and spent only 7 weeks on the chart. The song was also the third of three songs to be taken from Madonna's "Who's That Girl: Original Soundtrack."
The Look Of Love opens with a very mysterious and serious beat. It sounds very dramatic and Madonna begins her singing after only ten seconds with the lines, "Should have left you standing right where you stood. Should have let you go, should have had the sense to know. Like a train you'd come, and I'd lose my place. Now I'm on this trip, I took a fall from grace." Like many of Madonna's songs, the verses have a simple rhythm to them that are actually very catchy. The chorus then kicks in instantly with, "No where to run, no where to hide. From the look of love, from the eyes of pride. Nowhere to go, no place to run. From the look of love, now I've come undone." The second verse and chorus then move in swiftly, all in the space of just over 40 seconds. We then get a bridge, in which Madonna sings, "My conscience is clear I know right from wrong. That's a lie, I know nothing except that you're gone. But there's more to learn from the look in your eyes. That trip round this world, the stars in the sky." The song then has an amazing instrumental, which, although brief, makes your pay full attention to this great ballad.
The video to The Look Of Love is rather laughable. We don't actually have a video to the song, but just some stupid clip from the film which the song was taken from, Who's That Girl in which Madonna starred. There's no talking in this clip, but the song just plays over the scene. This song charted pretty low in the UK, and I think a proper video would've made it a much bigger hit. Anyway, I think this is a great ballad from Madonna, and while not her best of the 1980's (Live To Tell and Crazy For You run circles around it), it's still a great song which should've received more recognition than it actually did."