The Good Life (Three Days Grace song)

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"The Good Life"
Single by Three Days Grace
from the album Life Starts Now
Released February 9, 2010
Genre Hard rock
Length 2:53
Label Jive
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Three Days Grace singles chronology
"Break"
(2009)
"The Good Life"
(2010)
"World So Cold"
(2010)
"Break"
(2009)
"The Good Life"
(2010)
"World So Cold"
(2010)

"The Good Life" is a song and the second single from Three Days Grace's 2009 album Life Starts Now. It was released for radio airplay on February 9, 2010. It charted at #85 on the Canadian Hot 100 before becoming a single. The song also was featured on ESPN's Winter X Games XIV, and was used during the Professional Motocross Freestyle show Nuclear Cowboyz. "The Good Life" was the featured song for the 2010 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, and also during the 2010 NFL Draft. The song was also performed during a concert of Three Days Grace along series of concerts during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on February 15, 2010. The song hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and Rock Songs chart and #4 on the Alternative Songs chart matching "Break". This is the most recent Three Days Grace song to hit the Top 10 on the Alternative Songs chart.

Track listing[edit]

Promotional Single
  1. "The Good Life" - 2:52

Music video[edit]

The band shot the video with director Michael Maxxis on March 23, 2010.[1] The video was released on 27 April 2010. The video consists of the band performing in a garage, with Adam Gontier wearing a Citizen Cope outfit, with clips of people performing activities, both recreational and with violent overtones. The video ends with a man kissing his wife and leaving for work. In contrast to the clean and professionally shot look of previous music video for "Break", this video is filmed with a handheld camera in a messy, real world environment and makes heavy use of video editing effects and colour grading to look rough and visually vibrant.

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
AOL Radio United States "Top Alternative Songs of 2009"[2] 2009 1

Charts[edit]

Charts Peak
position
Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 1
Billboard Alternative Songs[3] 4
Billboard Mainstream Rock 1
Billboard Rock Songs[3] 1
Canadian Hot 100[3] 52

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2010/03/booked-three-days-grace-michael-maxxis-director.html
  2. ^ Dickinson, Boonsri (2009-12-22). "Top Alternative Songs of the 2009 - AOL Radio Blog". AOL Radio. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Good Life - Three Days Grace". 2009 Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 

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