First Day of My Life (Bright Eyes song)

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"First Day of My Life"
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Single by Bright Eyes
from the album I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Released March 21, 2005
Format CD, 7"
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Indie folk
Length 3:09
Label Saddle Creek SCE-79
Songwriter(s) Conor Oberst
Bright Eyes singles chronology
"When the President Talks to God"
"First Day of My Life"
Music video
"First Day of My Life " on YouTube

"First Day of My Life" is a single from the album I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by the American band Bright Eyes, released on March 21, 2005. The song reached number 37 on the UK Singles Chart, and at least number 21 on the UK Indie Chart in 2009.[1] The video was directed by John Cameron Mitchell.

The song was listed at #266 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s".[2]

It can be heard in the 2007 film Elvis and Anabelle and the film The Bubble. It was also featured in the episode of NBC's Chuck (Season 4 Episode 23) titled "Chuck Versus the Last Details". It was also used in a 2012 Zillow commercial.

James Corden selected this song as one of his favorite on Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs".[3]

The song was covered by gnash for his 2016 EP, us.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "First Day of My Life" (Conor Oberst)
  2. "When the President Talks to God" (Oberst)
  3. "True Blue" (Oberst)



  1. ^ "Radio 1 - Chart - UK Top 30 Indie Singles Chart". BBC. February 12, 2012. Archived from the original on February 2, 2007. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 500–201". Pitchfork Media. August 17, 2009. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, James Corden". Retrieved February 1, 2013. 

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