I'd Wait for Life

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"I'd Wait for Life"
I'd Wait for Life (Take That single - cover art).jpg
Single by Take That
from the album Beautiful World
Released 18 June 2007
Format Digital download, airplay, CD single
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, adult contemporary
Length 4:34 (album version)
4:11 (radio edit)
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Take That
Producer(s) John Shanks
Take That singles chronology
"I'd Wait for Life"
"Reach Out"
Music video
"I'd Wait for Life" on YouTube

"I'd Wait for Life" was the third single released from Take That's album Beautiful World.


The song was written by Take That. Featuring Gary Barlow on lead vocals, the single was released internationally on 18 June 2007 as a download and CD single. Take That performed the song live on T4's Popworld for promotion on 5 May 2007. It was their first single to miss the top ten since 1992's "I Found Heaven", and ended the band's streak of 6 consecutive number ones.

Chart performance[edit]

One week before the official release, the single charted at 109 on the UK Singles Chart, but jumped to number 17 after the single's official release. It slipped out of the Top 40 the second week.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Sean de Sparengo[2] and premièred on Channel 4 (UK) at 11:05 pm on Wednesday 16 May 2007. The video focuses on each member of the band sinking deep beneath water, symbolising the 10 years they each spent individually away from the media spotlight. There are clips of happy memories shown throughout the video such as parenthood and falling in love as well as unhappier times such as relationships falling apart and violence, which are used to represent the struggle they all faced after the band split. The video ends with Gary Barlow pulling Jason Orange out of the water whilst Howard Donald and Mark Owen make it to the surface and look around them reflectingly as they hang onto a raft.


Track listing[edit]

UK CD single (1736401)[3]
  1. "I'd Wait for Life" (radio edit) – 4:11
  2. "We All Fall Down" – 3:47
Dutch CD single[4]
  1. "I'd Wait for Life" (radio edit) – 4:11
  2. "We All Fall Down" – 3:47
  3. "Shine" (BBC Radio 2 'Live & Exclusive') – 3:36
  4. "Back for Good" (BBC Radio 2 'Live & Exclusive') – 4:11


Chart (2007) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 32
Italy (FIMI)[6] 13
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[7] 6
Slovakia (IFPI)[8] 74
UK (Official Charts Company)[9] 17


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