100 Years

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"100 Years"
Single by Five for Fighting
from the album The Battle for Everything
Released November 24, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:05
  • Columbia
  • Aware
Writer(s) John Ondrasik
Producer(s) Gregg Wattenberg
Five for Fighting singles chronology
"Something About You"
"100 Years"
"The Devil in the Wishing Well"

"100 Years" is a song written and recorded by American recording artist Five for Fighting (John Ondrasik). It was released in November 2003 as the first single from the album The Battle for Everything.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in January 10, 2004. It placed at number 30 on VH1's Top 40 Music Video Countdown of 2004, spending 18 weeks on VH1's weekly Top 20 countdown. In the video, images of Ondrasik singing and playing the song at the piano are intercut with fictional, idealized versions of himself as a fifteen-year-old boy, a man in his middle forties, and a ninety-nine-year-old man, reflecting the song's lyrics. At the end of the song, Ondrasik meets his older self.

Chart performance[edit]

In December 2004, on the Billboard end-of-the-year music chart, "100 Years" was ranked at number 77 for the year, though it peaked at number twenty-eight. "100 Years" was also the longest running number-one single of the year on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, staying at number-one for 12 non consecutive weeks.[1]


Chart (2003–04) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 32
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 32
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 28
US Billboard Pop Songs[3] 40
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[4] 3
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[5] 1
Preceded by
"The First Cut Is the Deepest" by Sheryl Crow
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single by
May 8 - June 26, 2004 (first run)
July 17–31, 2004 (second run)
September 18, 2004 (third run)
Succeeded by
"This One's for the Girls" by Martina McBride


  1. ^ Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart info Billboard.com. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
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