dance4life (song)

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Single by Tiësto featuring Maxi Jazz
from the album Elements of Life
Released August 18, 2006 (Netherlands)
Format 12", CD maxi
Recorded 2006
Genre Trance
Length 3:34
Label Magik Muzik, Kontor Records
Songwriter(s) Tiësto, DJ Waakop Reijers, Maxi Jazz
Producer(s) Tiësto, DJ Waakop Reijers
Tiësto singles chronology
"UR/A Tear in the Open"
(2005) UR/A Tear in the Open2005
(2006) dance4life2006
"He's a Pirate"
(2006) He's a Pirate2006

"dance4life" is a song recorded by Tiësto featuring vocals by Maxi Jazz of Faithless. As of May 2006, Tiësto is the official worldwide ambassador for the dance4life foundation. dance4life is an initiative originating in the Netherlands designed to increase awareness of HIV and AIDS in secondary school-aged youth. Kofi Annan, then Secretary General of the United Nations said about the song[1]

The video for the song is a demonstration of the Small world phenomenon, which is an important concept in the widespread transmission of HIV and AIDS. The original edit of the video demonstrates a link of 6 people from Tiësto back to himself, however the normally broadcast version of it cuts his first appearance out, as well as removing the mention of the phenomenon.

In 2008 Tiësto mixed a new version of dance4life, it is featured in the Elements of Life World Tour DVD as "dance4life (Freedom Mix)". This new mixed version appears in the promotional video for dance4life.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Xbox Live Marketplace

The video is also available for download from the Xbox Live Marketplace.

CD, Maxi Singles[edit]

All tracks written by Tiësto, DJ Waakop Reijers.

All tracks written by Tiësto, DJ Waakop Reijers.

12" Vinyl[edit]

All tracks written by Tiësto, DJ Waakop Reijers.

All tracks written by Tiësto, DJ Waakop Reijers.

All tracks written by Tiësto, DJ Waakop Reijers.

Limited Edition[edit]

All tracks written by Tiësto, DJ Waakop Reijers.


The song debuted at #21 in the Netherlands, to peak for 5 consecutive weeks at number 3. It stayed eleven weeks in the top ten.

Chart (2006) Peak
Netherlands Singles Chart 3
Belgium Singles Chart 5
Greece Singles Chart 5
Finland Singles Chart 6
Canada Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart 67
Germany Singles Chart 74
Turkish Singles Chart 21
Hungary Singles Chart 1
Romania Singles Chart 13
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 53


  1. ^ "Dance4Life wins prestigious European award" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28.