Live My Life (song)

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"Live My Life"
Single by Far East Movement featuring Justin Bieber
from the album Dirty Bass
Released February 25, 2012 (2012-02-25)
March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06) (Party Rock Remix)
(see release history)
Format
Recorded
Genre
Length 3:59 (w/o RedFoo)
4:16 (w/ RedFoo)
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • RedOne
  • De Paris
  • RedFoo (remixer)
Far East Movement singles chronology
"Jello"
(2011)
"Live My Life"
(2012)
"Lights Out (Go Crazy)"
(2012)
Justin Bieber singles chronology
"Mistletoe"
(2011)
"Live My Life"
(2012)
"Boyfriend"
(2012)
RedFoo singles chronology
"Live My Life (Party Rock Remix)"
(2012)
"Bring Out the Bottles"
(2012)

"Live My Life" is a song by American group Far East Movement from their fourth studio album Dirty Bass. The song was released on February 25, 2012 as the album's lead single. It features vocals from Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber. The song was produced by RedOne and De Paris.[1][2]

The official remix of the song, subtitled "Live My Life (Party Rock Remix)", features vocals from RedFoo of LMFAO. The track was released on March 6, 2012 as a digital download. Also, it was included as the last track of the standard edition of Dirty Bass.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Live My Life" was first released onto YouTube on April 5, 2012 through Far East Movement's Vevo channel at a total length of four minutes and forty-three seconds. Justin Bieber doesn't appear in the video, but RedFoo and the Party Rock crew does.[3][4] They are seen throughout the video touring and partying through the streets of Amsterdam in the Party Rock bus. They also perform a synchronized dance routine in a flash mob-style. Far East Movement perform their respective verses. Dutch singer Eva Simons cameos in the video, seen entering the party bus midway through the video, as well as Dutch DJs Sidney Samson, Sick Individuals and Quintino. The music video has over 30 million views.[5]

An alternate video edit was made for the Party Rock Remix at a total length of four minutes and thirty-eight seconds. It features the same scenes from the original and includes RedFoo performing his verse. This version has over 16 million views.[6]

The videos were written by RedFoo and Kelly Covell and directed by Mickey Finnegan (who has previously directed music videos for LMFAO's songs such as "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It" among others) while production was handled by Cisco Newman and Alexa Dedlow.[7][8]

The video makes a reference to John Cusack's character from the film Say Anything; it begins with Kev Nish holding up a boombox while standing outside of a female lead's apartment window, and ends with him taking her home.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download – single[9]
No. Title Length
1. "Live My Life" (featuring Justin Bieber) 3:59
Digital download – remix[10]
No. Title Length
1. "Live My Life" (Party Rock Remix) (featuring Justin Bieber and Redfoo) 4:16
CD single[11]
No. Title Length
1. "Live My Life" (featuring Justin Bieber) 3:59
2. "Live My Life" (Party Rock Remix) (featuring Justin Bieber and Redfoo) 4:14
Digital download – EP[12]
No. Title Length
1. "Live My Life" (featuring Justin Bieber) 3:59
2. "Live My Life" (Party Rock Remix) (featuring Justin Bieber and RedFoo) 4:15
3. "Live My Life" (Wideboys Full Club Remix) (featuring Justin Bieber) 5:46
4. "Jello" (featuring Rye Rye) 2:52

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Vocals – Far East Movement and Justin Bieber
  • Lyrics – Bilal "The Chef" Hajji, Kevin Michael Nishimura, James Hwan Roh, Jae Won Choung, Virman Pau Coquia, Nathan Lawrence Walker, Justin Bieber
  • Music – Nadir "RedOne" Khayat, Jonathan Maman, Jean Claude Sindress, Yohanul Simon
  • Producer, instrumentation, programming – RedOne and De Paris
  • Recording – Trevor Muzzy, Jeremy "J" Stevenson, Jaime "Jimmy Cash" Lepe and Kyle Kashiwagi
  • Vocal producer (Justin Beiber's vocals) – Kuk Harrell
  • Vocal recording and editing (Justin Beiber's vocals) – Josh Gudwin, Chris "TEK" O'Ryan
  • Remixer, additional vocals (Party Rock Remix) – Stefan Kendal "RedFoo" Gordy
  • Additional keyboards (Party Rock Remix) – Martin "Cherry Cherry Boom Boom" Kierszenbaum
  • Mixing – Robert Orton
  • Mastering – Gene Grimaldi
  • Label: Cherrytree Records / Interscope Records

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States February 28, 2012[9] Digital download - single
March 6, 2012[10] Digital download - remix
April 3, 2012[39] Rhythmic contemporary radio airplay
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
April 6, 2012[11] CD single
United Kingdom May 6, 2012[12] Digital download - EP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listen: Justin Bieber Teams With Far East Movement for 'Live My Life'". RollingStone. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Justin Bieber, Far East Movement Drop Fist-Pumping 'Live My Life' The RedOne-produced party anthem is the lead single off FEM's Dirty Bass.". MTV Networks. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Idolator Staff (jleeds) (March 18, 2012). "Watch The Making Of Far East Movement & Justin Bieber’s ‘Live My Life’ Video". Idolator.com. SpinMedia. 
  4. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (March 23, 2012). "Far East Movement Dance the Night Away in ‘Live My Life (Party Rock Remix)’ Video". PopCrush. 
  5. ^ "Live My Life" on YouTube (as of January 2014)
  6. ^ "Live My Life (Party Rock Remix)" on YouTube (as of January 2014)
  7. ^ "Live My Life" at Vevo
  8. ^ "Live My Life (Party Rock Remix)" at Vevo
  9. ^ a b "Live My Life (feat. Justin Bieber) - Single by Far East Movement". iTunes (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  10. ^ a b "Live My Life (Party Rock Remix) [feat. Justin Bieber & Redfoo] - Single by Far East Movement". iTunes (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  11. ^ a b Live My Life (2-Track): Amazon.de
  12. ^ a b "Live My Life (feat. Justin Bieber) - EP by Far East Movement". iTunes (UK). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
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  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Far * East Movement feat. Justin Bieber – Live My Life" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  22. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Far * East Movement feat. Justin Bieber – Live My Life". GfK Entertainment.
  23. ^ "Chart Track: Week 16, 2012". Irish Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "Luxembourg Digital Songs - March 24, 2012". Billboard. 
  25. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Far * East Movement feat. Justin Bieber – Live My Life" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  26. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Far * East Movement feat. Justin Bieber – Live My Life". Top 40 Singles.
  27. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Far * East Movement feat. Justin Bieber – Live My Life". VG-lista.
  28. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-05-19". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  29. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}11 into search.
  30. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Far * East Movement feat. Justin Bieber – Live My Life". Singles Top 60.
  31. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Far * East Movement feat. Justin Bieber – Live My Life". Swiss Singles Chart.
  32. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-05-19" UK Singles Chart.
  33. ^ "Far East Movement – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Far East Movement.
  34. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  35. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Far East Movement feat. Justin Bieber – LIVE MY LIFE". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 
  36. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: 2012 Year-End Charts". Billboard. 
  37. ^ "Classement des 200 premiers Singles Fusionnés par GfK année 2012" (PDF) (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  38. ^ "Top 100 Singles Jahrescharts 2012" (in German). VIVA. Viacom International Media Networks. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  39. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/top40-rhythmic/future-releases

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