C'est la Vie (Always 21)

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"C'est la Vie (Always 21)"
Ace of Base - C'est la Vie (Always 21).jpg
Single by Ace of Base
from the album Singles of the 90's
Released October 25, 1999
Genre Pop
Length 3:24
Label Mega
Songwriter(s) Jonas Berggren
Ace of Base singles chronology
"C'est la Vie (Always 21)"
"Hallo Hallo"
"C'est la Vie (Always 21)"
"Hallo Hallo"
Music video
"C'est la Vie (Always 21)" on YouTube

"C'est la Vie (Always 21)" was the first single from Ace of Base's first greatest hits album, Singles of the 90s. It was produced by Jimmy James Ekgren, Sonny Peterson and Sigurd Rosnes of JPR Productions. A CD-single was to be released in the UK alongside a megamix and an extended version of "All That She Wants", but the single was withdrawn before release.

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus.

Chart performance[edit]

The single peaked at number one in Spain and Chile.

Release dates[edit]

  • Germany & Scandinavia, October 25, 1999 (LP version)
  • UK, November, 1999 (remix) (promotional)[1]
  • UK, December 6, 1999 (physical) (withdrawn before release)


Chart Peak
Chile Singles Chart 1
Danish Singles Chart 10
Finnish Singles Chart 11
German Singles Chart 64
Romanian Singles Chart 3
Romanian Airplay Chart 6
Spanish Singles Chart 1
Swiss Singles Chart 100
Swedish Singles Chart 38

Track listing[edit]


CD maxi single

  1. Radio Version - 3:26
  2. Megamix (Short Version) - 3:24
  3. Cecilia (Ole Evenrude Version) - 4:35
  4. Megamix (Long Version) - 7:19
  5. Discomatic Remix - 3:56

United Kingdom

CD maxi single (unreleased)

  1. Radio Edit - 3:29
  2. Megamix (Long Version) - 7:19
  3. All That She Wants (12" Version) - 6:46

Official versions/remixes[edit]

  • Album Version
  • Discomatic Remix (also simply titled "Remix" on some releases)
  • Shaft Radio Edit
  • Shaft Club Mix
  • Skeewiff's Full Bitter
  • Sleaze Sisters Anthem
  • Tuff Twins Mix