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
Length 43:26
Label EMI
Producer Tim Friese-Greene
Talk Talk chronology
The Party's Over
(1982)
It's My Life
(1984)
The Colour of Spring
(1986)
Singles from It's My Life
  1. "It's My Life"
    Released: 13 January 1984
  2. "Such a Shame"
    Released: March 1984
  3. "Dum Dum Girl"
    Released: 1984
  4. "It's My Life (reissue)"
    Released: 1985
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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 number 3 and staying in the charts for 64 weeks between 1984 and 1986.[3]

Cover[edit]

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"   Tim Friese-Greene, Mark 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"   Ian Curnow, Hollis 4:23
7. "Call in the Night Boy"   Simon Brenner, Lee Harris, Hollis, Paul Webb 3:47
8. "Does Caroline Know?"   Friese-Greene, Hollis 4:40
9. "It's You"   Hollis 4:41

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1984 UK Album Chart 35

References[edit]

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