This Is the World We Live In

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"This Is the World We Live In"
Alcazar - This Is the World We Live In.jpg
Single by Alcazar
from the album Alcazarized
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2004
GenreEurodance, nu-disco
LabelBMG, RCA Records
Songwriter(s)Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Anoo Bhagavan, Jonas von der Burg
Producer(s)Jonas von der Burg
Alcazar singles chronology
"Love Life"
"This Is the World We Live In"

"This Is the World We Live In" is a eurodance song performed by Swedish band Alcazar. The song is the fifth single from their second album, Alcazarized. It was released in the summer of 2004, and became a huge hit, not only in Sweden, but across Europe, and even as far away as China and South Africa. The song contains an interpolation of Diana Ross's Motown classic "Upside Down", and the chorus is adapted from the Genesis song "Land of Confusion".

Single performed well in the Charts across the world. Peaking # 9[1] in European Official Hot-100 and # 18[2] in Airplay World Official Top-100.

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of promotional single releases of "This Is the World We Live In". It contains mixes from Soundfactory and Almighty.

CD single[edit]

  1. "Original Version" - 3:35
  2. "Extended Version" - 5:58
  3. "Soundfactory Club Anthem" - 9:07
  4. "Almighty Mix" - 7:47
  5. "Soundfactory Club Drama Dub" - 9:38
  6. "Almighty Radio Edit" - 3:50

Australian CD single[3][edit]

  1. "Original Version" - 3:35
  2. "Extended Version" - 5:58
  3. "Soundfactory Club Anthem" - 9:07
  4. "Almighty Mix" - 7:47
  5. "Almighty Radio Edit" - 3:50

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 31
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 37
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 17
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 3
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 14
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[9] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 28
Italy (FIMI)[11] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 75
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 16
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[14] 62
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 15