Big City Life

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"Big City Life"
Single by Mattafix
from the album Signs of a Struggle
Released 8 August 2005
Format Digital download, CD single, EP
Recorded 2005
Genre Hip hop, dancehall, neo soul
Length 3:57
Label Virgin Records (EMI International), Angel Music, Beegood Limited, Buddhist Punk
Producer(s) Mattafix
Mattafix singles chronology
"11.30 (Dirtiest Trick in Town)"
"Big City Life"
"To & Fro"

"Big City Life" is a single from Mattafix's debut album, Signs of a Struggle, released in 2005. The chorus is sung in Jamaican Creole.

The single topped the charts in Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and New Zealand. The song also peaked at number 2 on the European Singles Chart.

Although the band is British, the song was much more successful internationally than in their home country. However, the song did peak at number 15 in the United Kingdom.

On 1 September 2006 "Big City Life" was the winner of the 43rd Sopot International Song Festival in Poland. The song also appeared as an EA Trax song on the 2006 FIFA World Cup video game, and in the 2005 UK compilation Now 62.

Track listings[edit]

Digital download[edit]

  1. "Big City Life" (Original Mix)

CD single[edit]

  1. "Big City Life" (Original Mix)
  2. "Big City Life" (Cutfather & Joe Mix)


  1. "Big City Life" (Solid Groove)

Peak chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005–2006) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 19
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 1
Belgian Singles Chart[1] 12
Czech Republic (IFPI)[2] 3
Dutch Singles Chart[1] 84
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[3] 2
Finnish Singles Chart[1] 12
French Singles Chart[1] 17
German Singles Chart[4] 1
Italian Singles Chart[1] 1
New Zealand Singles Chart[1] 1
Norwegian Singles Chart[1] 3
Swedish Singles Chart[1] 17
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 1
UK Singles Chart[5] 15


End of year chart (2006) Position
German Singles Chart [6] 7

Decade-end charts[edit]

(2000–2009) Position
Big City Life[7] 58


Country Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Germany Platinum[8]


External links[edit]