Life Is a Flower

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"Life Is a Flower"
Single by Ace of Base
from the album Flowers
Released April 6, 1998 (Europe)
Genre Pop
Length 3:47
Label Mega Records
Certification Silver (UK)
Ace of Base singles chronology
"My Déjà Vu"
(1996)
"Life Is a Flower"
(1998)
"Cruel Summer"
(1998)

"Life Is a Flower" is a song by Ace of Base, released as their first single from their 1998 album Flowers. The song was released in the US with different lyrics, titled "Whenever You're Near Me", and in a different key. The single sold 264,000 copies in the UK.

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single. The video was directed by Andy Neumann.

Record companies by country of release[edit]

  • Mega = Scandinavia
  • Polydor = Germany
  • Barclay = France
  • London = UK
  • BMG Japan = Japan
  • Many = Italy

Commercial releases[edit]

  • CD single:
  1. Life Is a Flower (Original Version) 3:45
  2. Life Is a Flower (Extended Version) 5:44
  • Maxi-single:
  1. Life Is a Flower (Original Version) 3:45
  2. Life Is a Flower (Reggae Version) 3:32
  3. Life Is a Flower (Extended Version) 5:44
  4. Life Is a Flower (Soul Poets Night Club Mix) 5:20
  5. No Good Lover (Previously Unreleased) 3:54
  • UK CD 1:
  1. Life Is a Flower (Original Version) 3:45
  2. Life Is a Flower (Extended Version) 5:44
  3. Life Is a Flower (Soul Poets' Night Club Mix) 5:20
  4. Life Is a Flower (Milk Inc. Long Edit)
  • UK CD 2:
  1. Life Is a Flower 3:45
  2. The Sign
  3. All That She Wants

Official versions/remixes[edit]

  • Radio Edit
  • Absolom Remix
  • Absolom Short Edit
  • Extended Version
  • Milk Inc. Club Mix
  • Milk Inc. UHT Radio Mix
  • Milk Inc. Long Edit
  • Reggae Version
  • Soul Poets Night Club Mix
  • Sweetbox Remix

Release dates[edit]

  • Germany: April 6, 1998 (LP Version)
  • Scandinavia: April 20, 1998 (LP Version)
  • UK: July 13, 1998 (LP Version)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart 15
Danish Singles Chart 2
Dutch Singles Chart 25
Finnish Singles Chart 3
French Singles Chart 16
German Singles Chart 20
Irish Singles Chart 19
Italian Singles Chart 5
MTV European Top 20 6
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 29
Norwegian Singles Chart 20
Spanish Singles Chart 7
Swiss Singles Chart 18
Swedish Singles Chart 5
UK Airplay Chart 3
UK Singles Chart[1] 5

Sales[edit]

  • UK: 264,000 (Silver)

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved August 8, 2011)

External links[edit]