(There's Gotta Be) More to Life

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"(There's Gotta Be) More to Life"
Single by Stacie Orrico
from the album Stacie Orrico
Released August 2003 (USA)
November 2003 (U.K.)
Format CD single, DVD single, digital download
Recorded Hit Factory Studios, New York, NY.
Genre Pop
Length 3:20
Label ForeFront Records, Virgin Records
Writer(s) Sabelle Breer, Kevin Kadish, Lucy Woodward, Harvey Mason Jr.
Damon Thomas
Producer(s) The Underdogs
Stacie Orrico singles chronology
"Stuck"
(2003)
"(There's Gotta Be) More To Life"
(2003)
"I Promise"
(2004)

"(There's Gotta Be) More To Life" is a song by American recording artist Stacie Orrico from her self-titled second studio album. The song was released in the United States in August 2003, and in the United Kingdom in November 2003. Written by Sabelle Breer, Kevin Kadish, Lucy Woodward, Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas, and produced by The Underdogs, "More to Life" is a predominantly pop song, that draws influences from rock and contemporary R&B.

"(There's Gotta Be) More To Life" received generally positive reviews from music critics, with most of them calling it "strong" and saying it was a definte highlight from the album.

The song received critical success, and was also a worldwide success. The song peaked in the top five in three countries, which included New Zealand at number three, Norway at number two and number five on the U.S. Billboard Pop songs.

"(There's Gonna Be) More To Life" is also featured of the 2005 film Robots, and also featuring the compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 14 and WOW Hits 2005.

Critical reception[edit]

"(There's Gotta Be) More To Life" received critical praising from most music critics. Steve Losey from Allmusic gave it a positive review, stating of the album "While not abandoning the Christian roots of cuts like "There's Gotta Be More to Life," there is evidence of lyrical strength in the midst of diva attitude. Listening to the slower cuts offered up here is sweet reward."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"(There's Gotta Be) More To Life" peaked at number thirty on the U.S. Billboard Charts, becoming Orrico's biggest single to date in the country. The song also peaked at number five on the U.S. Billboard Pop Songs, and number thirty-one on the U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40.

The song also had received worldwide success. The song debuted at number thirty-two on the Australian singles chart, and after eight weeks in the charts, it finally peaked at number eleven. It stayed in the charts for nineteen weeks, and was certificated gold, selling over 35,000 copies in the country. The song debuted at number forty-eight on the New Zealand Singles Chart. After two weeks, the song jumped from number thirty-eight to number nine, and after two weeks in the top ten, dropped to number twelve. But the very next week it re-entered the top ten, and after five weeks ascending the top ten it reached its peak of number three. It then had another two weeks in the top ten before slowly dropping off the chart, with eighteen weeks total on the chart in the country. Half of those eighteen weeks were spent in the top ten, and the song was certified gold, selling over 7,500 copies there.[2][3] The song also peaked at number two for four weeks in Norway, and stayed in the country charts for sixteen weeks.

Music video[edit]

The video is directed by Dave Meyers. Throughout the video, Orrico portrays a number of women with different lives: a mother in debt, a member of a busking band, a long-distance runner, a model, a waitress, a businesswoman, a gang member and a BASE jumper.

The video ends with Stacie portrayed as a regular girl in a crowd.[4]

Track listing[edit]

US: CD

  1. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Album Version)
  2. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (JN Radio Edit)
  3. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Global Soul Radio Edit)
  4. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Goodandevil/Ruff Ryders Remix)
  5. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Briss Remix)
  6. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Dr. Octavo Extended Mix)
  7. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Jason Nevins Club Creation)

US: DVD

  1. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Video)
  2. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Audio Remix)
  3. "Stuck" (Video)
  4. "Stuck" (Audio Remix)
  5. "Behind the Scenes"
  6. "Photo Gallery"

Europe: CD 1

  1. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life"
  2. "Stuck" (Barry Harris & Chris Cox Remix)
  3. "Star of My Story"

UK: CD 1

  1. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Album Version)
  2. "Star of My Story"

UK: CD 2

  1. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Album Version)
  2. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Dr. Octavo Extended Mix)
  3. "Star of My Story"
  4. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Video)

Official versions[edit]

  • Main Version
  • Jason Nevins Club Mix
  • Jason Nevins Radio Mix
  • Briss Remix
  • Mike Rizzo Global Soul Club Mix
  • Mike Rizzo Global Soul Radio Mix
  • Dr. Octavo Club Remix
  • Dr. Octavo Dub Remix
  • Dr. Octavo Radio Remix
  • Ruff Ryders Remix
  • Ruff Ryders Acapella

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 36
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] 51
Denmark (Tracklisten)[9] 12
Germany (Media Control AG)[10] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 9
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[14] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 45
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 22
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)[17] 12
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 30
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[19] 5
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[20] 31

Certification[edit]

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Australia Gold[21] 35,000+
New Zealand Gold[3] 7,500+

References[edit]

  1. ^ Losey, Steve (2003-03-25). "Stacie Orrico - Stacie Orrico". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Stacie Orrico - (There's Gotta Be) More To Life". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  3. ^ a b "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Rianz.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Stacie Orrico - (There's Gotta Be) More To Life". YouTube. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Stacie Orrico – (There's Gotta Be) More To Life". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Stacie Orrico – (There's Gotta Be) More To Life – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Stacie Orrico – (There's Gotta Be) More To Life" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Stacie Orrico – (There's Gotta Be) More To Life" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Stacie Orrico – (There's Gotta Be) More To Life". Tracklisten.
  10. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Stacie Orrico - (There's Gotta Be) More To Life". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Stacie Orrico search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Stacie Orrico – (There's Gotta Be) More To Life". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Stacie Orrico – (There's Gotta Be) More To Life". VG-lista.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Stacie Orrico – (There's Gotta Be) More To Life". Singles Top 60.
  16. ^ "Stacie Orrico – (There's Gotta Be) More To Life – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ UK Singles Chart Archive
  18. ^ "Stacie Orrico Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Stacie Orrico.
  19. ^ "Stacie Orrico Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Stacie Orrico.
  20. ^ "Stacie Orrico Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Stacie Orrico.
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2003 Singles". Aria.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 

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