That's What Life Is All About

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1975 United Artists 45 single released in the UK, UP 35852A.

"That's What Life Is All About" is a 1975 song by Bing Crosby. The song was originally written by Peter Dacre (lyrics) and Les Reed (music). Later Bing Crosby re-wrote the lyrics with Ken Barnes.[1]

Bing Crosby recorded the song on February 19, 1975[2] at Chappells in London with the Pete Moore Orchestra. The session was produced by Ken Barnes. The song was released as a single by United Artists and the recording peaked at no. 35 in the U.S. on the Billboard Easy Listening chart and reached no. 41 in the UK.[3] It was also included in the album That's What Life Is All About.

Crosby used the song in his various concerts in 1976 including the London Palladium (June 21–July 4, 1976)[4] as well as promoting the song on television shows such as Parkinson, The Vera Lynn Show, Stars on Sunday and Top of the Pops.[5] The version sung at the Palladium was captured on the album Bing Crosby Live at the London Palladium.


  1. ^ Barnes, Ken (1980). The Crosby Years. London: Elm Tree Books. pp. 38–39. ISBN 0-241-10177-8.
  2. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". A Bing Crosby Discography. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Song artist 1 - Bing Crosby.
  4. ^ Macfarlane, Malcolm. "Bing Crosby - Day by Day". BING magazine. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Pairpoint, Lionel. "The Chronological Bing Crosby on Television". BING magazine. Retrieved April 1, 2017.


  • Grudens, Richard (2002). Bing Crosby – Crooner of the Century. Celebrity Profiles Publishing Co.. ISBN 1-57579-248-6.
  • Macfarlane, Malcolm. Bing Crosby – Day By Day. Scarecrow Press, 2001.
  • Osterholm, J. Roger. Bing Crosby: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Press, 1994.