Old Before I Die

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"Old Before I Die"
Single by Robbie Williams
from the album Life thru a Lens
Released 14 April 1997
Format CD single, Cassette
Genre Britpop
Length 3:50
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Robbie Williams, Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian
Producer(s) Guy Chambers, Steve Power
Robbie Williams singles chronology
"Old Before I Die"
"Lazy Days"

"Old Before I Die" is a 1997 song by Robbie Williams, and the first single to be taken from his debut album, Life thru a Lens. The Oasis-influenced song became a number two hit in the United Kingdom when it was released in April that year.

Music video[edit]

The music video features Williams performing for the camera with ageing rock stars as his backing band, and some fade-ins by the cameraman. There are also shots of Williams flying through the air.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Old Before I Die" – 3:50
  2. "Better Days" – 3:30
  3. "Average B-Side" – 2:58
  1. "Old Before I Die" – 3:50
  2. "Making Plans for Nigel" – 4:05
  3. "Kooks" – 2:36
  1. "Old Before I Die" – 3:50
  2. "Kooks" – 2:36
  3. "Average B-Side" – 2:58
  4. "Making Plans for Nigel" – 4:05
  5. "Better Days" – 3:30


Chart (1997)[1] Peak
Austrian Singles Chart 30
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 47
Dutch Singles Chart 53
German Singles Chart 37
Irish Singles Chart 11
Italian Singles Chart 6
Spain (AFYVE)[2] 1
Swiss Singles Chart 30
UK Singles Chart 2

Alejandra Guzmán version[edit]

"Quiero Vivir"
Single by Alejandra Guzmán
from the album Soy
Released 2002
Format CD single promo single
Recorded 2001
Genre Latin pop, rock en Español
Length 3:49
Label BMG
Alejandra Guzmán singles chronology
"Volveré a Amar"
"Quiero Vivir"

Mexican singer Alejandra Guzmán recorded a cover of the song titled "Quiero Vivir" (I Want to Live), and included it on her tenth studio album, Soy. The track was produced by Desmond Child who wrote the original version. The single did not chart in Mexico or United States.


  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Chart Positions for "Old Before I Die"". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  2. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 

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