Big City Life

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"Big City Life"
Big City Life (Single).jpg
Single by Mattafix
from the album Signs of a Struggle
Released 8 August 2005
Format Digital download, CD single, EP
Recorded 2005
Genre Hip hop, dancehall, neo soul
Length 3:57
Label Virgin Records (EMI International), Angel Music, Beegood Limited, Buddhist Punk
Songwriter(s) Marlon Roudette, Preetesh Hirji
Producer(s) Mattafix
Mattafix singles chronology
"11.30"
(2005)
"Big City Life"
(2005)
"To & Fro"
(2006)
"11.30"
(2005)
"Big City Life"
(2005)
"To & Fro"
(2006)

"Big City Life" is a song by British fusion group Mattafix. It was released in August 2005 as the second single from their debut album, Signs of a Struggle. The single topped the charts in Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and New Zealand. The song also peaked at number 2 on the European Singles Chart.

Although the band is British, the song was much more successful internationally than in their home country. However, the song did peak at number 15 in the United Kingdom. The chorus is sung in Jamaican Patois. The song was featured in the soundtrack for the 2006 FIFA World Cup videogame [1]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download[edit]

  1. "Big City Life" (Original Mix)
  2. "Big City Life" (Cutfather & Joe Mix)

CD single[edit]

  1. "Big City Life" (Original Mix)
  2. "Big City Life" (Cutfather & Joe Mix)
  3. "Big City Life" (Sly & Robbie Remix)

EP[edit]

  1. "Big City Life" (Original Mix)
  2. "Big City Life" (Solid Groove)

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[22] Gold 15,000*
Germany (BVMI)[23] Platinum 300,000^
Italy (FIMI)[24] Gold 10,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[25] Gold 5,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[26] Platinum 40,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EAS 2006 FIFA World Cup Music Soundtrack Sets the Stage for Soccer Glory". 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Mattafix – Big City Life". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Mattafix – Big City Life" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mattafix – Big City Life" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mattafix – Big City Life" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "MATTAFIX - Big City Life. Czech Republic". 
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Mattafix – Big City Life". Tracklisten.
  8. ^ "Mattafix chart history. Billboard Europe". 
  9. ^ "Mattafix: Big City Life" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mattafix – Big City Life" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Mattafix – Big City Life". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Mattafix – Big City Life". Top Digital Download.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Mattafix – Big City Life" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Mattafix – Big City Life". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Mattafix – Big City Life". VG-lista.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Mattafix – Big City Life". Singles Top 100.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mattafix – Big City Life". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ [1] Archived 16 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  22. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Mattafix – Big City Life" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved August 28, 2015.  Enter Mattafix in the field Interpret. Enter Big City Life in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Mattafix; 'Big City Life')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Italian single certifications – Mattafix – Big City Life" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 18 December 2017. 
  25. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart – The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recorded Music NZ. NZTOP40. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  26. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Mattafix; 'Big City Life')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 

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