It's My Life (Dr. Alban song)

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"It's My Life"
It's my life.jpg
Single by Dr. Alban
from the album One Love
B-side Remix
Released February 25, 1992 (Europe)
April 1992 (U.S.)
Format CD Single
CD Maxi
Recorded 1992
Genre Eurodance
Techno
Length 4:00
Writer(s) Dr Alban
Denniz PoP
Producer(s) Denniz PoP
Dr. Alban singles chronology
"(We Are on Family) U & Mi"
(1991)
"It's My Life"
(1992)
"One Love"
(1992)
Music video
"It's My Life" on YouTube

"It's My Life" is a song by the Nigerian-Swedish artist Dr. Alban. It was released in April 1992 as the first single from his second studio album One Love.

The song was a hit in most of the European countries where it was released, peaking at number one in Sweden, Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium and number two in the UK. In France, the song was marketed twice: first in 1992, then in 1993 because the song was used in a TV advert for Tampax tampons (as it was in the UK in 1992), thus giving to the single a second career.[1] According to Infodisc website, about 91,000 copies of the single were sold in France.[2] It was also featured in the 1993 Bollywood film Baazigar.

"It's My Life" was re-released in 1994 in Australia, following the success of "Sing Hallelujah". It was covered by Grup Vitamin, famous Turkish parody group, as "İsmail" at Yandık Desene album in 1992 and Endoplazmik Retikulum one in 2015.

Track listings[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "It's My Life" (radio edit) — 4:00
  2. "It's My Life" (club edit) — 4:07
  • CD maxi
  1. "It's My Life" (radio edit) — 4:00
  2. "It's My Life" (extended) — 7:43
  3. "It's My Life" (extended radio) — 7:03

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

It's My Life
Chart (1992–93) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 97
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 1
Canada Dance (RPM)[6] 2
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 5
France (SNEP)[8] 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 2
Italy (FIMI)[11] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 49
Norway (VG-lista)[14] 6
Spain (AFYVE)[15] 11
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 2
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[18] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[19] 88
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play[19] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[19] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[19] 28
Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Singles Chart)[20] 43
Chart (2016) Peak
position
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[21] 56

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Austrian Singles Chart[22] 1
Dutch Top 40[23] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[24] 2
Swiss Singles Chart[25] 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Austria[26] Platinum November 15, 1993 30,000
France[2] Silver 1993 125,000
Germany[27] Platinum 1992 500,000

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Stay" by Shakespears Sister
Swedish number one single
May 27, 1992 - June 10, 1992
Succeeded by
"ABBA-esque" by Erasure
Preceded by
"Rhythm Is a Dancer" by Snap!
Austrian number-one single
June 14, 1992 - July 19, 1992
Succeeded by
"ABBA-esque" by Erasure
Preceded by
"Rhythm Is a Dancer" by Snap!
German number-one single
July 31, 1992 - September 18, 1992
Succeeded by
"Sweat (A La La La La Long)" by Inner Circle
Preceded by
"I'll Be There" by Mariah Carey
Dutch Top 40 number one single
August 8, 1992 - September 19, 1992
Succeeded by
"Too Much Love Will Kill You" by Brian May
Preceded by
"Rhythm Is a Dancer" by Snap!
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
September 26, 1992 - October 10, 1992
Succeeded by
"Erotica" by Madonna


It's My Life (Don't Worry)[edit]

"It's My Life (Don't Worry)"
Its-My-Life-Dont-Worry-Chawki.jpg
Single by Chawki featuring Dr. Alban
Released November 13, 2014[28]
Recorded 2014
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:29
Label RedOne Records
Writer(s) Dr Alban
Denniz PoP
Travon Potts
RedOne and Rush
Producer(s) RedOne
Chawki singles chronology
"Time of Our Lives"
(2014)
"It's My Life (Don't Worry)"
(2014)
Dr. Alban singles chronology
"Colour the World"
(1999)
"It's My Life (Don't Worry"
(2014)
Music video
"It's My Life (Don't Worry)" on YouTube

In 2014, a remake of the song was released by Moroccan singer Chawki featuring vocals by Dr. Alban. The song with amended lyrics also known as "It's My Life (Don't Worry)" was produced by RedOne and released on RedOne Records. A music video was also shot for the release. The single charted in the French SNEP official Singles Chart.

Chawki also released a bilingual English/French version of the song titled "It's My Life (C'est Ma Vie)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[29] 187

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 252 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ a b French certifications, database Infodisc.fr Archived 2012-07-13 at WebCite (Retrieved April 11, 2010)
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Dr. Alban – It's My Life" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Dr. Alban – It's My Life" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ Canadian Dance peak
  7. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Dr. Alban – It's My Life" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Musicline.de – Dr. Alban Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived 2011-10-12 at WebCite (Retrieved August 12, 2008)
  11. ^ Italian peak
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Dr. Alban search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Dr. Alban – It's My Life". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Dr. Alban – It's My Life". VG-lista.
  15. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Dr. Alban – It's My Life". Singles Top 100.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Dr. Alban – It's My Life". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "It's My Life", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved August 12, 2008)
  19. ^ a b c d Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved August 12, 2008)
  20. ^ "australian-charts.com > Dr. Alban - It's My Life (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  22. ^ 1992 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  23. ^ "Single top 100 over 1992" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  24. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  25. ^ 1992 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived 2013-10-22 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  26. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at Archived 2013-07-01 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Dr. Alban; 'It's My Life')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved April 20, 2008. 
  28. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/its-my-life-dont-worry-feat./id941244148
  29. ^ "Lescharts.com – Chawki Feat. Dr. Alban – It's My Life (Don't Worry)" (in French). Les classement single.