Life Is a Rollercoaster

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"Life Is a Rollercoaster"
Ronan Keating - Life Is a Rollercoaster.jpg
Single by Ronan Keating
from the album Ronan
Released10 July 2000
FormatCD single, cassette single
Recorded1999;
Fredonia International Studios and Track Record Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
GenrePop
Length3:56
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels
Producer(s)Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels
Ronan Keating singles chronology
"When You Say Nothing at All"
(1999)
"Life Is a Rollercoaster"
(2000)
"The Way You Make Me Feel"
(2000)

"Life Is a Rollercoaster" is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Keating from his debut solo album, Ronan. The song was written and produced by New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander, and Rick Nowels, having originally been intended for the second New Radicals album which never came to fruition due to Alexander's decision to break up the band. The opening refrain of the song is similar to that of a leaked Gregg Alexander song, "A Love Like That", suggesting that parts of the song were incorporated in Keating's song.[citation needed]

"Life Is a Rollercoaster" was released on 10 July 2000 in the United Kingdom. The song debuted at number one in the UK and Ireland, becoming Keating's second number-one single in both countries. In the UK it became the twenty-second biggest-selling single of the year, and it has been certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales exceeding 400,000 copies. Outside the British Isles, "Life Is a Rollercoaster" topped the music charts of Denmark, Iceland and Poland, reached number two in New Zealand, Norway and Sweden and peaked within the top 10 in an additional five countries.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD 1 (Polydor 561 972-2) – also on cassette and 7-inch vinyl

  1. "Life Is a Rollercoaster" (Radio Edit) – 3:56
  2. "Since 13" – 4:01

UK CD 2 (Polydor 561 935-2)

  1. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (Radio Edit) – 3:56
  2. "Since 13" – 4:01
  3. "You" – 3:23
  4. Interview (CD-ROM)

UK CD 3 (Polydor 561 936-2)

  1. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (Radio Edit) – 3:56
  2. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (Karaoke Version) – 3:56
  3. "Thank God I Kissed You" – 4:21

UK enhanced CD single (Polydor 587 733-2)

  1. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (Radio Edit) – 3:56
  2. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (Instrumental Version) – 3:56
  3. "Thank God I Kissed You" – 4:21
  4. "When You Say Nothing At All" (Acoustic Version) - 3:32
  5. "Life is a Rollercoaster" (CD-ROM Video) – 4:00

Charts and certifications[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

The song can be heard in the closing credits of Head over Heels. In Asia, STAR TV used the song as a promotional song for the American sitcom Friends.

References[edit]

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  30. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2000" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  31. ^ "British single certifications – Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 28 June 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Life Is A Rollercoaster in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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