It's My Life (album)

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For the album by Sash!, see It's My Life – The Album.
"Dum Dum Girl" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Dum Dum Girls.
It's My Life
Studio album by Talk Talk
Released February 1984
Recorded 1983
Genre Synthpop, new wave, art rock
Length 43:26
Label EMI
Producer Tim Friese-Greene
Talk Talk chronology
The Party's Over
It's My Life
The Colour of Spring
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars link
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It's My Life is the second studio album by Talk Talk, released in 1984.

It was a Top 5 hit album in several European countries,[1] thanks to the big international success of its singles (notably "Such a Shame"), but it only reached #35 in the UK Top 40 chart.[2] In the United States, the album just missed the Top 40, reaching #42.

It's My Life was particularly successful in the Netherlands, reaching n°3 and staying in the charts for 64 weeks between 1984 and 1986.[3]


The cover to the album was produced by James Marsh, incorporating elements of The Boyhood of Raleigh by John Everett Millais.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dum Dum Girl"   Friese-Greene/Hollis 3:51
2. "Such a Shame"   Hollis 5:42
3. "Renée"   Hollis 6:22
4. "It's My Life"   Friese-Greene/Hollis 3:53
5. "Tomorrow Started"   Hollis 5:57
6. "The Last Time"   Curnow/Hollis 4:23
7. "Call in the Night Boy"   Brenner/Harris/Hollis/Webb 3:47
8. "Does Caroline Know?"   Friese-Greene/Hollis 4:40
9. "It's You"   Hollis 4:41


Additional personnel



Year Chart Position
1984 UK Album Chart 35


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