Perfect Life (Levina song)

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"Perfect Life"
Levina - Perfect Life.jpeg
Single by Levina
from the album Unexpected
Released9 February 2017
FormatDigital download
Recorded2017
Genre
Length3:01
Label
Songwriter(s)
Levina singles chronology
"Divided"
(2016)
"Perfect Life"
(2017)
"Stop Right There"
(2017)
Music video
"Perfect Life" on YouTube
Germany "Perfect Life"
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
  • Lindsey Ray
  • Lindy Robbins
  • Dave Bassett
Finals performance
Final result
25th
Final points
6
Appearance chronology
◄ "Ghost" (2016)   
"You Let Me Walk Alone" (2018) ►

"Perfect Life" is a song performed by German singer Levina. The song was released as a digital download on 9 February 2017 through Sony Music Entertainment Germany as the lead single from her debut studio album Unexpected (2017). The song was written by Lindsey Ray, Lindy Robbins, and Dave Bassett. It represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.[1][2][3]

The song is also a subject of controversy due to its alleged similarities with other well-known songs such as "Titanium" by David Guetta, to which a possible plagiarism is discussed.[4][5][6]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 6 January 2017, Levina was confirmed to be one of the five finalists competing in Unser Song 2017, Germany's national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.[7] On 9 February 2017, the night of the final, Levina advanced to the final round with both the songs "Wildfire" and "Perfect Life". The German public then chose "Perfect Life" as the winner. As Germany is a member of the "Big Five", she automatically advanced to the final, held on 13 May 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.[8][9]

Criticism[edit]

Several news sites and blogs had discussed a possible plagiarism of "Perfect Life" from the songs "Titanium" by David Guetta and "Young and Wild", a song composed by Aleksandra Kovač for the 2014 German film of the same name.[4][5][6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[10]
No.TitleLength
1."Wildfire"3:10
2."Perfect Life"3:01
3."Wildfire" (Instrumental)3:10
4."Perfect Life" (Instrumental)3:01

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 28

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 9 February 2017 Digital download Sony Music Entertainment Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESC-Vorentscheid: Levina tritt gegen sich selbst an". tz.de (in German). TZ. 9 February 2017.
  2. ^ Ko, Anthony (9 February 2017). "GERMANY: LEVINA WINS UNSER SONG 2017 AND WILL SING "WILDFIRE" OR "PERFECT LIFE" AT EUROVISION". Wiwibloggs.
  3. ^ Laufer, Gil (9 February 2017). "Germany: Levina wins Unser Song 2017". ESCToday.
  4. ^ a b "ESC 2017: Plagiats-Vorwürfe gegen Levinas Song". HNA (in German). 12 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b "ESC 2017: Heftige Vorwürfe gegen "Levina" - ist ihr Song nur geklaut?". The Huffington Post. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b Davies, Megan (2 March 2017). "Germany: "Perfect Life" hit by plagiarism claims". Eurovoix. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Diese fünf nehmen am Vorentscheid teil". Eurovision.de (in German). ARD. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  8. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 September 2016). "Kyiv to host Eurovision 2017!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  9. ^ Jordan, Paul (21 January 2016). "Semi-Final Allocation Draw on Monday, pots revealed". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Wildfire & Perfect Life - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Levina – Perfect Life". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 17 February 2017.