Life (soundtrack)

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Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released March 16, 1999
Recorded June 1998 – January 1999
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 63:14
Label Rock Land, Interscope
Producer R. Kelly, DJ Quik, Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis, Rodney Jerkins
Singles from Life
  1. "Life"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Fortunate"
    Released: March 3, 1999
  3. "New Day"
    Released: September 14, 1999
  4. "It's Gonna Rain"
    Released: 1999
  5. "What Would You Do?"
    Released: February 25, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars Link

Life is the soundtrack to the 1999 film, Life. It was released on March 16, 1999 through Rock Land/Interscope Records and was almost entirely produced by R&B singer R. Kelly, with Wyclef Jean and Jerry Duplessis producing four tracks on the album. The soundtrack was a huge success, making it to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It spawned the hit single "Fortunate" by Maxwell, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The soundtrack was certified platinum on June 18, 1999, while "Fortunate" was certified gold on June 2 that same year. "What Would You Do?", by City High, would go on to chart in 2001.[1] A version of the classic Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes song "Wake Up Everybody" plays during the film's opening credits.


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
US Billboard 200 10
US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2


Country Provider Certification
United States RIAA Platinum

Track listing[edit]

  1. "25 to Life"- 4:03 (Xzibit, Ja Rule, Juvenile, Nature & Reptile)
  2. "It's Like Everyday"- 4:26 (DJ Quik featuring R. Kelly)
  3. "Stimulate Me"- 4:13 (Destiny's Child featuring Mocha)
  4. "Fortunate"- 4:59 (Maxwell)
  5. "Lovin' You" (The Remix)- 3:57 (Sparkle)
  6. "Every Which Way"- 4:05 (Talent featuring Vegas Cats)
  7. "It's Gonna Rain"- 4:02 (Kelly Price)
  8. "Discovery"- 4:19 (Brian McKnight)
  9. "Follow the Wind"- 4:28 (Trisha Yearwood)
  10. "Why Should I Believe You?"- 4:09 (Mýa)
  11. "What Would You Do?"- 3:32 (City High)
  12. "What Goes Around"- 4:27 (Khadejia featuring Marie Antoinette)
  13. "Speechless"- 4:52 (The Isley Brothers)
  14. "Life"- 3:43 (K-Ci & JoJo)
  15. "New Day"- 3:59 (Wyclef Jean featuring Kenny G)