The Meaning of Life (The Offspring song)
|"The Meaning of Life"|
|Single by The Offspring|
|from the album Ixnay on the Hombre|
|Released||August 15, 1997|
|The Offspring singles chronology|
"The Meaning of Life" is a song released by the American punk rock band The Offspring. It appears as the second track on their fourth studio album Ixnay on the Hombre (1997) and was released as the fourth single. The single peaked at #90 on the Australian ARIA singles chart in August 1997.
|1.||"The Meaning of Life"||2:55|
|2.||"I Got a Right" (The Stooges cover)||2:19|
|3.||"Smash It Up" (Live, The Damned cover)||3:01|
|1.||"The Meaning of Life"||2:56|
A music video was made in support of the single. It was directed by Kevin Kerslake and released in 1997. The video features a high-speed wheel chair race in the desert. The race footage was intersperced with shots of lead singer Dexter Holland hanging upside down in a tree with a capuchin monkey.
The music video appears on the Complete Music Video Collection DVD, released in 2005.
References in popular culture
- "The Meaning of Life" was featured in Tekken: The Motion Picture and Snowriders II, both released in 1997.
- "The Meaning of Life". Rate Your Music. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
- "Offspring, The – The Meaning Of Life". Discogs. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
- "The Offspring – The Meaning Of Life". Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
- Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
- "Tekken: The Motion Picture (1997 Video) – Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
- "Snowriders II (1997) – Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
- on YouTube