This Is the Life (Amy Macdonald song)

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"This Is the Life"
This Is the Life (Amy Macdonald single) coverart.jpg
Single by Amy Macdonald
from the album This Is the Life
B-side "This Much Is True"
Released 10 December 2007 (2007-12-10)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Indie pop, folk
Length 3:05
Label Vertigo
Songwriter(s) Amy Macdonald
Producer(s) Pete Wilkinson
Amy Macdonald singles chronology
"L.A."
(2007)
"This Is the Life"
(2007)
"Run"
(2008)
"L.A."
(2007)
"This Is the Life"
(2007)
"Run"
(2008)

"This Is the Life" is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald from her 2007 album of the same name. It was released on 10 December 2007 in the United Kingdom, and in April 2008 in most of European countries, becoming a major hit worldwide. It has so far been Macdonald's most successful single, topping six music charts and reaching the top ten on 11 charts around the world. Conversely, the song did not match the success of "Mr Rock & Roll" in the United Kingdom, stalling at number 28 on the UK Singles Chart and number 18 in her native Scotland. The music video consists of pictures of Macdonald and her friends' night out.

The song was used in a 2010 advert for the Fiat 500 shown across Europe.[1] It was also used in the early 2011 as an advert in Norway and re-entered the chart directly at number one. It is also used as an opening theme for a Polish television series True Law.

The track was also released in the US on a vinyl 45 rpm single (Decca UCGR-00199-1) with unique picture sleeve, backed with "Let's Start a Band."

Charts performances[edit]

The song was first released in late 2007, but achieved a moderate success, peaking at number twenty-eight on the UK Singles Chart. In 2008, it was then successively released in many European countries, achieving huge success on The Dutch Mega Top 50 and the Dutch Top 40 where it became the biggest hit of 2008 and the best selling single for a female artist, the Ultratop 50 (Belgium Flanders), the Ultratop 40 (Belgium Wallonia), and on FIMI (Italian) chart, the German Singles Chart and the SNEP (France) chart, where it was #2. The song was also high ranked on the airplay and digital charts and had a long run in Austria, Switzerland and Belgium (Wallonia).

In Spain the song had a long run in the singles chart in 2009, peaking at #3 in the official Spanish Singles Chart compiled by PROMUSICAE, and being certified 2x Platinum with sales of over 80,000 units.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "This Is the Life" – 3:05
  2. "This Much Is True" – 2:44
  • Digital download
  1. "This Is the Life" – 3:05
  2. "This Is the Life" (acoustic version) – 3:06

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[43] Platinum 30,000*
Germany (BVMI)[44] 3× Gold 450,000^
Italy (FIMI)[45] Gold 10,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[46] 2× Platinum 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[47] Gold 15,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  38. ^ "FIMI - Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana - Ricerche e dati di mercato". Fimi.it. 2010-01-19. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
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  41. ^ http://www.rtl.de/cms/unterhaltung/tv-programm/show/die-ultimative-chartshow/hits-neue-jahrtausend-download.html
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