Born to Live, Born to Die

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"Born To Live, Born To Die"
Single by The Foundations
B-side "Why Did You Cry ?"
Released 1969
Format 7"
Genre Pop
Label Pye, UK
Uni, US
Songwriter(s) Eric Allandale, The Foundations
Producer(s) Eric Allandale (musical director)
The Foundations singles chronology
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"Born To Live, Born To Die"
"Baby, I Couldn't See"
"In the Bad Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me)" "Born To Live, Born To Die"
"Baby, I Couldn't See"

"Born To Live, Born To Die" was the last charting single for The Foundations. It made it to number 46 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1969.[1] It was written by Foundations trombone player Eric Allandale and The Foundations.[2] The B-side was composed by the group's organist Tony Gomez.[3]

In the Netherlands it went to number 28 for one week.[4]


  • The Foundations - "Born to Live, Born to Die" / "Why Did You Cry" - PYE 7N 17809 1969 - (UK)
  • The Foundations - "Born to Live, Born to Die" / "Why Did You Cry" - UNI 55162 1969 - (US)


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 209. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Steve Leggett (1995-03-01). "The Very Best of the Foundations [Taragon] - The Foundations | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Build Me Up Buttercup: The Complete Pye Collection by The Foundations, Audio CD, Original recording remastered". 2004-08-24. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "The Foundations - Born To Live, Born To Die". Retrieved 2014-02-17.