I Will Buy You a New Life

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"I Will Buy You A New Life"
I Will Buy You A New Life - Everclear.jpg
Single by Everclear
from the album So Much for the Afterglow
ReleasedSeptember 27, 1997
FormatCD
Recorded1997
GenreAlternative rock
Length3:58
LabelCapitol, EMI
Songwriter(s)Art Alexakis, Greg Eklund, Craig Montoya
Producer(s)Art Alexakis, Neal Avron
Everclear singles chronology
"Everything to Everyone"
(1997)
"I Will Buy You A New Life"
(1997)
"Father of Mine"
(1998)
Music video
"I Will Buy You a New Life" on YouTube

"I Will Buy You a New Life" is a rock song by the band Everclear from their 1997 album So Much for the Afterglow. It peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, number 20 on the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart, and number 31 on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream chart. In Canada the song peaked at number 49 on the RPM Top Singles chart and number one on the RPM Alternative 30 chart.

Content[edit]

In an October 2003 interview with Songfacts, lead singer Art Alexakis said:

When Anna was a baby, me and my ex-wife, before we were even married, we would go up to this fancy neighborhood in the West Hills, and look at the houses. We'd get some hamburgers and drive around, kind of fantasize. And then one day after the success of Everclear I was able to buy a house up there. But it wasn't about the money, it was about a different kind of life, giving all of yourself to another person. It's the ultimate romantic song to me. That and "Good Witch Of The North."[1]

Track listings[edit]

CD Single

  1. "I Will Buy You A New Life[Remix]"
  2. "I Will Buy You A New Life[Album Version]"

Australian CD Single

  1. "I Will Buy You A New Life"
  2. "So Much For The Afterglow" (live)
  3. "Heroin Girl" (live)
  4. "Local God" (live)

The Single disc was released in Australia after their recording session.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997–1998) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[2] 49
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM)[3] 1
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[4] 33
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 20
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 3
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[7] 31
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Art Alexakis of Everclear". Songfacts. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 3504." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 3519." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Everclear Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "Everclear Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Everclear Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  7. ^ "Everclear Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  8. ^ "Everclear Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

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