Living My Life (song)

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"Living My Life"
Single by Grace Jones
Released 1983
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1982
Genre Pop
Length 7:34
Label Island
Writer(s) Grace Jones
Producer(s) Chris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin
Grace Jones singles chronology
"Cry Now, Laugh Later"
"Living My Life"
"Slave to the Rhythm"

"Living My Life" is a Grace Jones song released as a single in 1983.


The track was originally recorded for the album of the same name, but for unknown reasons (most likely that the pop-oriented record did not fit the overall reggae sound of the album) it did not make the final cut. It received a scarce 1983 release as a UK white label single and was officially released only in Portugal. Jones, however, performed the track on several TV shows. A remixed version was released as the B-side to the UK reissue single of "Love is the Drug" in 1986. This version appears on the 1998 compilation Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions. The original and dub versions are yet to be reissued on CD.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Jean-Paul Goude and famously includes the "suicide" scene, with Grace blowing her brain out.[1] Excerpts from the "Living My Life" video were used in the "Slave to the Rhythm" clip. The music video for "Living My Life" was also included in Jones' concert film, A One Man Show.

Track listing[edit]

A. "Living My Life" - 7:34
B. "Living My Life" (Dub) - 4:15
  • 12" Promotional Single (1983)[4]
A. "Living My Life" - 7:34
B. "Living My Life" - 7:34


  1. ^ "Grace Jones - "Living my life"". Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Grace Jones - Living My Life (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Grace Jones - Living My Life (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Living My Life by Grace Jones : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". Retrieved 2011-12-23.