Life (Haddaway song)

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"Life"
Life (song).jpg
Single by Haddaway
from the album The Album
B-side "Remix"
Released November 5, 1993
Format
Recorded 1992 at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario
Length 4:18
Label Coconut
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Dee Dee Halligan
  • Junior Torello
Haddaway singles chronology
"What Is Love"
(1993)
"Life"
(1993)
"I Miss You"
(1993)
Music video
"Life" on YouTube

"Life" (known as "Life (Everybody Needs Somebody to Love)" in the US) is a song recorded by the Trinidadian-German Eurodance artist Haddaway. It was released in November 1993 as the second single from his debut album The Album. Another CD maxi were produced at the end of that year containing new remixes (one of them was made by Bass Bumpers).

The song was a hit in several countries, particularly in Sweden and Spain where it reached number 1. By March 1994, "Life" had sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.[1]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Life" (radio edit) — 4:18
  2. "Life" (12" mix) — 6:00
  3. "Life" (club life) — 6:13
Cassette single
  1. "Life" — 4:18
  2. "Life" (instrumental) — 4:18
CD maxi - Remixes
  1. "Life / Remix" (mission control mix) — 7:00
  2. "Life" (Bass Bumpers remix) — 5:55
  3. "Life" (radio edit) — 4:15

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"What's Up?" by 4 Non Blondes
Swedish number-one single
September 22, 1993 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Living on My Own" by Freddie Mercury
Preceded by
"Mr. Vain" by Culture Beat
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
October 2, 1993 - October 9, 1993 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Living on My Own" by Freddie Mercury
Preceded by
"Got to Get It" by Culture Beat
Canadian RPM Dance chart number-one single
January 31, 1994 - February 14, 1994 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Love Music" by Rozalla

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellie Weinert (March 26, 1994). Casebook: Haddaway. Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Haddaway – Life". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Haddaway – Life" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Haddaway – Life" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ Canadian Dance peak position
  6. ^ Canadian peak position
  7. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Haddaway – Life" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Musicline.de – Haddaway Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved February 10, 2008)
  11. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: H". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Haddaway search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Haddaway – Life". VG-lista.
  14. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  15. ^ a b "Swedishcharts.com – Haddaway – Life". Singles Top 100. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "sc_Sweden_Haddaway" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  16. ^ a b "Swisscharts.com – Haddaway – Life". Swiss Singles Chart. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "sc_Swiss_Haddaway" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  17. ^ a b c d Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved August 22, 2008)
  18. ^ 1993 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved August 22, 2008)
  19. ^ Canada Top 50 Dance Tracks of 1994
  20. ^ "Single top 100 over 1993" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  21. ^ 1993 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved February 13, 2008)
  22. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved August 22, 2008)
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Haddaway; 'Life')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved August 22, 2008. 
  24. ^ Swedish certifications Ifpi.se (Retrieved September 11, 2008)

External links[edit]