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
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop punk
Length 3:22
Label Atlantic
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Simple Plan singles chronology
"Don't Wanna Think About You"
(2004)
"Welcome to My Life"
(2004)
"Shut Up!"
(2005)

"Welcome to My Life" is a song by the Canadian rock band Simple Plan. It was released in September 2004 as the lead single from their second studio album, Still Not Getting Any... (2004). It peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100, #10 on Mainstream Top 40, and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for 500,000 shipments.

Song lyrics[edit]

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)"

Chart performance[edit]

"Welcome to My Life" became another top 100 hit on Billboard Hot 100 peaking at the #40 position. It peaked in the top 10 in Australia and New Zealand.

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200609 into search.
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Simple Plan". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  4. ^ "American single certifications – Simple Plan – Welcome to My Life". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

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