Life Is a Rollercoaster

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"Life Is a Rollercoaster"
Single by Ronan Keating
from the album Ronan
Released July 10, 2000
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 1999;
Fredonia International Studios and Track Record Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre Pop
Length 3:56
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels
Ronan Keating singles chronology
"When You Say Nothing at All"
(1999)
"Life Is a Rollercoaster"
(2000)
"The Way You Make Me Feel"
(2000)

"Life Is a Rollercoaster" is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Keating from his debut solo album, Ronan. The song was written and produced by New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander and Rick Nowels, having originally been intended for the second New Radicals album which never came to fruition due to Alexander's decision to break up the band. It was released on July 10, 2000 in the United Kingdom. The song debuted at number one in the UK and Ireland, becoming Keating's second number-one single in both countries. In the UK it became the seventh biggest-selling single of the year, and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry. The song can be heard in the closing credits of Head over Heels (2001 film). In Asia, STAR TV used the song as a promotional song for the American sitcom Friends. The opening refrain of the song is similar to that of a leaked Gregg Alexander song, "A Love Like That", suggesting that parts of the song were incorporated in Keating's song.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD single #1 (Polydor 561 972-2) – also on cassette and 7-inch vinyl
  1. "Life Is a Rollercoaster" (Radio Edit) – 3:56
  2. "Since 13" – 4:01
  • UK CD single #2 (Polydor 561 935-2)
  1. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (Radio Edit) – 3:56
  2. "Since 13" – 4:01
  3. "You" – 3:23
  4. Interview (CD-ROM)
  • UK CD single #3 (Polydor 561 936-2)
  1. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (Radio Edit) – 3:56
  2. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (Karaoke Version) – 3:56
  3. "Thank God I Kissed You" – 4:21
  • UK enhanced CD single (Polydor 587 733-2)
  1. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (Radio Edit) – 3:56
  2. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (Instrumental Version) – 3:56
  3. "Thank God I Kissed You" – 4:21
  4. "When You Say Nothing At All" (Acoustic Version) - 3:32
  5. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (CD-ROM Video) – 4:00

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 6
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 24
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 3
Denmark (IFPI)[5] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 16
France (SNEP)[7] 69
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 10
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 1
Italy (FIMI)[10] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 1

Year-end chart[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 20

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications
Australia Gold[18]
Norway Gold[19]
United Kingdom Gold[20]
Preceded by
"Breathless" by The Corrs
UK Singles Chart number-one single
16 July 2000 – 22 July 2000
Succeeded by
"We Will Rock You" by Five + Queen
Preceded by
"Gotta Tell You" by Samantha Mumba
Irish Singles Chart number-one single
14 July 2000 – 20 July 2000
Succeeded by
"The Real Slim Shady" by Eminem
Preceded by
"Lollipop" by DJ Aligator Project
Danish Singles Chart number-one single
12 August 2000 – 19 August 2000
Succeeded by
"I Turn to You" by Melanie C

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster" (in French). Ultratip.
  5. ^ Billboard. Billboard February 5, 2000. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Ronan Keating: Life Is A Rollercoaster" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster". Top Digital Download.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 35, 2000" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster". VG-lista.
  14. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster" Canciones Top 50.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster". Singles Top 60.
  16. ^ "Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Ronan Keating" UK Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  19. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje – Trofeer" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 2000. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  20. ^ "British Phonographic Industry". British Phonographic Industry. 2000-07-14. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 

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