21st Century Life

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"21st Century Life"
Single by Sam Sparro
from the album Sam Sparro
Released 21 July 2008 (UK)
Format
Genre
Length

4:21 (album version)

3:31 (JW Mix Radio Edit)
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Sam Sparro singles chronology
"Black and Gold"
(2008)
"21st Century Life"
(2008)
"Pocket"
(2008)

"21st Century Life" is the 2nd single from Sam Sparro's eponymous debut album, released on 21 July 2008.[2]

The Song was featured on one episode of Britannia High and it is also the theme music to the BBC Three drama, Personal Affairs.

The song made it to BBC Radio 1's C-List, but was later dropped.

It was performed on the first live result show on reality television series So You Think You Can Dance Australia on 16 February 2009

Music Video[edit]

The video features Sam dancing and singing in front of bright backgrounds intercut with animations of cardboard cut-out characters. The video was directed by Mariah Garnett.[3]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "21st Century Life" - 4:21
  2. "American Boy" (Radio 1 Live Lounge) - 3:37
  3. "Black and Gold" (acoustic version)
  4. "No End In Sight" - 3:55
  5. "21st Century Life" (Denis the Menace & Big World Club Mix) - 7:08


21st Century Life + Remixes - Digital EP 1[4]
  1. 21st Century Life (JW Mix Radio Edit) - 3:31
  2. 21st Century Life (Steve Mac Remix) - 8:27
  3. 21st Century Life (Denis The Menace & Big World Club Mix) - 7:08
  4. 21st Century Life (Count And Sinden Sidewinder Remix) - 4:55
  5. 21st Century Life (Eazy Remix) - 6:23


21st Century Life + B-Sides - Digital EP 2[5]
  1. 21st Century Life - 4:21
  2. No End in Sight - 3:55
  3. American Boy (Radio 1 Live Lounge) - 3:37
  4. 21st Century Life (Mac Project Remix) - 8:27
  5. 21st Century Life (Kraak & Smaak Remix) - 7:09

Official versions and remixes[edit]

  • Album Version
  • JW Mix Radio Edit
  • The Count & Sinden Sidewinder Remix
  • Denis The Menace & Big World Club Mix
  • Eazy Remix
  • Kraak and Smaak Remix
  • Mac Project Main Mix
  • Mac Project Mix Acapella
  • Mac Project Mix Instrumental
  • Steve Mac Dub
  • Steve Mac Remix


Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Sam Sparro.

  • Paul Epworth - production
  • James Bowen Falson - guitar
  • Sam Falson – vocals, writing, production
  • Dan Grech-Marugerat – mixing
  • Jesse Rogg – writing, production

Charts[edit]

On 27 July 2008, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at #77 on downloads alone and peaked at #44. Even though the single was released in 2008 the song did not chart in the Australian ARIA charts until February 2009.

Chart (2008) Peak
Position
Australia ARIA Singles Chart[6] 42
Japan Hot 100[7] 87
UK Singles Chart 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""21st Century Life" writing credits". BMI. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  2. ^ Sam Sparro[dead link]
  3. ^ "Sam Sparro - 21st Century Life". MariahGarnett.com. Archived from the original on 19 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ "Australia's Official Music Charts". ARIA Charts. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  7. ^ Japan Hot 100 Retrieved 26 October 2008

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