Welcome to My Life

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This article is about song by Simple Plan. For same titled song by Swedish singer Jonathan Fagerlund, see Welcome to My Life (Jonathan Fagerlund song).
"Welcome to My Life"
Single by Simple Plan
from the album Still Not Getting Any...
Released September 12, 2004
Format CD single
Genre Pop punk
Length 3:27
Label Atlantic
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Simple Plan singles chronology
"Don't Wanna Think About You"
"Welcome to My Life"
"Shut Up!"

"Welcome to My Life" is the title of a song recorded by Canadian rock group Simple Plan. It was released in September 2004 as the lead single from their second studio album, Still Not Getting Any....


The song's intention is to express teenage angst about life becoming so frustrating that no one can understand how awful it is for them.[citation needed] In the music video, a traffic jam is seen and scenes are shown in which passengers deal with dysfunctional families and how the families' dysfunction affects their lives. At the end of the video, a few of the people in the traffic jam get out of their cars and begin to walk down the road. The video received some criticism for being similar to R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts". It was shot at the Henry Ford Bridge and the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge in San Pedro, Los Angeles.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Welcome to My Life" - 3:22
  2. "Addicted (Live)" - 4:13
  3. "Worst Day Ever (Live)"

Charts performance[edit]

"Welcome to My Life" became another top 100 hit on Billboard Hot 100 peaking at the #40 position. It became their biggest hit overseas, peaking at the #1 position in Spain (52 consecutive weeks on the Spanish chart), as well as their native Canada.

Chart (2004-05) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 7
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 1
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[1] 23
France (SNEP) 12
Netherlands (Mega Top 100) 39
New Zealand (RIANZ) 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 33
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 49
US Billboard Hot 100 40
US Pop Songs (Billboard) 10
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard) 26
Chart (2006) Peak
French Singles Chart[2] 12
End of year chart (2004) Position
Australian ARIA Charts[3] 76


  1. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200609 into search.
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Simple Plan - Welcome To My Life". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Simple Plan". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

External links[edit]

  1. Charts.org.nz
  2. Australian-charts.com