Meaning of The Look by Roxette & The Story Behind

The song (She’s Gots) The Look from Roxette’s second studio album, Look Sharp!, made the Swedish pop-rock band real stars.

The authors and producers initially did not believe in the success of the track, but fate intervened in the person of a caring fan, thanks to which the composition became an international hit that brought Roxette world fame.

Song story of (She’s Gots) The Look – Roxette

Here is what the members of the Roxette group recalled about the history of the creation of the song The Look:

Per Gessle:

“Walking like a man, hitting like a hammer”… the first verses were indicative lyrics. They are just words scribbled on paper so that you can sing something. We couldn’t think of anything better, so we left them. Sometimes anyone can get lucky.

Marie Frederiksson:

I couldn’t sing it, but it was perfect for Peru. But in those days, he didn’t believe in himself as a performer.

Meaning of the song (She’s Gots) The Look

What is the song about? According to the author’s memoirs, when working on the text, he tried to select words that would most successfully agree with the rhythm of the composition, so it is hardly worth looking for a deep meaning in the song The Look. Many listeners – agree, not unreasonably – see erotic overtones in different lines.

Release and achievements

The song was recorded at EMI Studios in Stockholm in the spring of 1988.

The track got into the US thanks to Dean Cushman, who studied in Sweden on a student exchange program. He brought the song to KDWB radio in Minneapolis and asked for it to be played. The listeners liked the composition, got into active rotation at many stations and was widely distributed throughout the country on cassettes.

Let’s watch the video clip of The Look – Roxette.

In the wake of the success, EMI hastened to release The Look as a single from the album Look Sharp!, which topped the Billboard Hot 100, which came as a surprise to the members of Roxette. The song also became a hit in many other countries of the world, taking the first lines in the most popular charts.

Marie Fredriksson:

For me it is still one of my favorite songs of all time. It’s probably the best thing we’ve ever done – it’s just as popular now as it was back then.

In 1995, the band presented a new version of the composition, calling it The Look ’95. It was included on the best-of compilation album Roxette Don’t Bore Us, Get to the Chorus. Another remix was presented to the fans in 2015.

Interesting Facts

  • The song is featured in the Baywatch series (episode The Cretin of the Shallows), GTA computer games and Rock Band 3.
  • An adapted version of the track was used in an advertisement for the Indian Lakme Cosmetics (video with Aishwarya Rai).
  • The a cappella version accompanies the 2018 Toyota Camry commercial.

The Look by Roxette lyrics

Walkin’ like a man
Hitting like a hammer
She’s a juvenile scam
Never was a quitter
Tasted like a raindrop
She’s got the look
Heavenly-ah bound
Cause heaven’s got her number
When she’s spinnin’ me around
Kissin’ is a color
Her lovin’ is a wild dog
She’s got the look

She’s got the look
She’s got the look
She’s got the look
She’s got the look
What in the world can make a
Brown-eyed girl turn blue?
When everything I’ll ever do
I’ll do for you
And I go la la la la la
She’s got the look

fire in the eyes
Naked to the T-bone
Is a lover’s disguise
Bangin’ on the head drum
Shakin’ like a mad bull
She’s got the look
Swayin’ to the band
Movin’ like a hammer
She’s a miracle man
Lovin’ is the ocean
And kissin’ is the wet sand
She’s got the look

The Look by Roxette Lyrics Alternate

Walks like a man
Hits like a hammer
Since childhood, the law has not been written to her,
She never gives up
Tastes like a raindrop
She is trash!
Her place is in heaven
After all, in heaven they know her number
When she dynamite me
Kiss is just an excuse
Her love is like a stray dog
She is trash!

She is trash!
She is trash!
She is trash!
She is trash!
What can make
Make a brown-eyed girl sad?
When I do something
I do it for you
And la-la-la-la-la
She is trash!

Flame in the eyes
half-naked body
So in love secretly
Having sex on a big drum
Twitching like a rabid bull
She is trash!
Rocking at the concert
She moves confidently
She is a sorceress
Love is an ocean
And kisses are wet sand
She is trash!

Song quote

Our first US #1 and of course the Big Break. It topped the charts in about thirty countries, but there was a time when I thought it was empty.

Per Gessle

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