Life Is Good (song)

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"Life Is Good"
Future - Life Is Good.png
Single by Future featuring Drake
from the album High Off Life
ReleasedJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
Format
Recorded2019
GenreTrap[1]
Length3:58
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • D. Hill
  • OZ
  • Ambezza (co.)
Future singles chronology
"Last Name"
(2019)
"Life Is Good"
(2020)
"Dead Man Walking"
(2020)
Drake singles chronology
"Loyal"
(2019)
"Life Is Good"
(2020)
"Oprah's Bank Account"
(2020)
Music video
"Life Is Good" on YouTube

"Life Is Good" is a song by American rapper Future. It was released on January 10, 2020. Future and Drake notably recorded a joint mixtape, What a Time to Be Alive (2015). It was expected to be the lead single of the sequel to their mixtape,[2] however, it was confirmed to be the third single from Future's eighth studio album High Off Life.[3]

It debuted at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the first song ever to spend its first eight weeks at that position, behind Roddy Ricch's "The Box".[4] It is Future's highest-charting song.[5] The track has sold 3.1 million units in the US as of July 2020.[6]

Background and music video[edit]

In late December 2019, Future and Drake were spotted in Atlanta, Georgia, filming a music video in a McDonald's location,[7] leading to the belief that the two had a forthcoming collaboration. The shoot included recording artists such as 21 Savage, Mike Will Made-It, Lil Yachty and Big Bank. Word of the video spread when media personality DJ Akademiks posted the casting call for the video. Future had previously posted a snippet of what the duo were working on in his Instagram story.[7]

The song and music video, directed by Julien Christian Lutz were released at midnight on January 10. The music video depicts Future and Drake as men with ordinary jobs, including fast food workers, mechanics, IT workers, off-brand Apple Store employees, garbagemen, chefs, aspiring rappers, and assistant directors.[8][9][2]

The video on YouTube has over 805 million views as of 2 August 2020.

Remix[edit]

On February 15, 2020, a remix of the song was released by Future featuring Drake and American rappers DaBaby and Lil Baby.[10] Three days prior to the release, Future teased DaBaby and Lil Baby's vocals on an Instagram story. The remix is featured on Future's eighth studio album High Off Life, along with the original version.

Reception[edit]

Jason Lipshutz of Billboard wrote that structuring the song in two halves—Drake performing the first half and Future performing the latter, each with a different beat—was reminiscent of Drake's previous feature on Travis Scott's 2018 hit "Sicko Mode". The review praised how the artists' styles complemented each other as they did on their joint mixtape in 2015.[11] XXL described the production and instrumentation as "dreamy".[12]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[13][14]

  • Future – principal vocalist, songwriting
  • Drake – featured vocalist, songwriting
  • D. Hill – production, songwriting
  • OZ – production, songwriting
  • Ambezza – co-production, songwriting
  • Colin Leonard – mastering engineer
  • DaBaby – featured vocalist, songwriting (remix)
  • Lil Baby – featured vocalist, songwriting (remix)
  • Maudell Watkins – songwriting (remix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[15] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[16] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[17] 45
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[18] 4
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[19] 3
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[20] 24
Denmark (Tracklisten)[21] 10
Estonia (Eesti Ekspress)[22] 8
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[23] 14
France (SNEP)[24] 33
Germany (Official German Charts)[25] 8
Greece (IFPI)[26] 13
Hungary (Single Top 40)[27] 24
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[28] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[29] 5
Italy (FIMI)[30] 36
Lithuania (AGATA)[31] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[32] 19
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[33] 13
Norway (VG-lista)[34] 9
Portugal (AFP)[35] 6
Romania (Airplay 100)[36] 57
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[37] 48
Singapore (RIAS)[38] 27
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[39] 19
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[40] 79
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[41] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[42] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[43] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[44] 2
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[45] 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[46] 28
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[47] 1
US Rolling Stone Top 100[48] 2

Remix

Chart (2020) Peak
position
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[49] 20

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[50] Platinum 70,000double-dagger
Austria (IFPI Austria)[51] Gold 15,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[52] Gold 45,000double-dagger
France (SNEP)[53] Gold 100,000double-dagger
Italy (FIMI)[54] Gold 35,000double-dagger
Mexico (AMPROFON)[55] Gold 30,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[56] Gold 15,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[57] Gold 10,000*
Portugal (AFP)[58] Platinum 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[59] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[60] 5× Platinum 5,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various January 10, 2020 [61]
United States January 14, 2020 Urban adult contemporary radio [62]
February 25, 2020 Contemporary hit radio [63]

References[edit]

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