I've Got a Life

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"I've Got a Life"
Single by Eurythmics
from the album Ultimate Collection
Released 17 October 2005 (2005-10-17)
Format CD single, paid download
Recorded 2005
Genre Dance-pop, electronica
Length 4:07
Label Arista, Sony BMG
Writer(s) Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
Producer(s) David A. Stewart
Eurythmics singles chronology
"17 Again"
(1999)
"I've Got a Life"
(2005)
Music video
"I've Got a Life" on YouTube

"I've Got a Life" is a single released by pop music duo Eurythmics released from the 2005 Ultimate Collection. It is written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart.[1]

Recording[edit]

The song was one of two newly recorded tracks included on Eurythmics' second greatest hits package Ultimate Collection and the only one of the two released as a single (the other newly recorded track being the song "Was It Just Another Love Affair?").[2] The song is an electronic dance tune with uplifting lyrics of empowerment. Its music video featured Lennox and Stewart performing the song in front of many television screens showing scenes from videos spanning their Eurythmics career. Lennox also reprised her "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" image by performing the song in a man's suit (her hair was not shaved and colored orange, however).[3] The music video for the song is directed by Matthew Rolston.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD 1
  1. "I've Got a Life" – 4:08
  2. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" (Steve Angello Remix) – 5:31
UK CD 2
  1. "I've Got a Life" – 4:06
  2. "I've Got a Life" (Sander Kleinenberg's You're It Mix) – 7:35
  3. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (Remastered) – 4:06
  • Video "I've Got a Life"[1]

Personnel[edit]

  • Written-by – Lennox, Stewart
  • Producer – Stewart
  • Engineer, Programmed By – Ned Douglas
  • Mixed By – Scott Campbell
  • Art Direction, Design [Graphic Design] – Laurence Stevens
  • Photography by [Sleeve] – Michael Segal[1]

Chart information[edit]

"I've Got a Life" returned Eurythmics to the Top 40 in the UK singles chart for the twenty-fourth time, hitting number fourteen. The song was released as a digital download in the United States, although dance remixes were issued on vinyl to nightclub DJs. The track spent three weeks at number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart at the end of 2005 and reached number thirty-one on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
European Hot 100 Singles Chart[4] 47
Japanese Singles Chart[5] 22
Swiss Singles Chart[6] 36
UK Singles Chart[7] 14
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart[8] 31
U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart[4] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Eurythmics - I've Got A Life (CD) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Ultimate Collection liner notes (CD). RCA/BMG. November 2005. 
  3. ^ Rolston, Matthew. ""I've Got a Life" on YouTube". Sony BMG. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/artist/301929/eurythmics/chart?f=359
  5. ^ "Song artist 243 - The Eurythmics". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - I've Got A Life". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  7. ^ "Eurythmics - I've Got A Life". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/301929/eurythmics/chart?f=341

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