Walk of Life (Billie Piper song)

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"Walk of Life"
Walkoflifesingle.JPG
Single by Billie Piper
from the album Walk of Life
B-side ""Caress the Gold""
Released 11 December 2000 (2000-12-11)
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:49
Label Innocent, Virgin
Songwriter(s) Wendy Page, Billie Piper
Producer(s) Andreas Romdhane, Jim Marr, Josef Larossi, Wendy Page
Billie Piper singles chronology
"Something Deep Inside"
(2000)
"Walk of Life"
(2000)
Alternative covers
UK special edition CD 2
UK special edition CD 2
UK promotional one-track CD
UK promotional one-track CD

"Walk of Life" is a song recorded by English singer Billie Piper. The song was written by Piper and Wendy Page for Piper's second studio album Walk of Life (2000). It was released as Piper's final single in December 2000 following her decision to retire from the music industry.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received mixed reviews from music critics. Yahoo! reviewer Jackie Flynn wrote that she had heard the song "a hundred times before" and compared it to "Mama" by Kim Appleby.[2] Peter Robinson of NME wrote that "Walk of Life" "sounds nice", but "lacks the excitement" of previous singles.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Walk of Life" was officially released in the United Kingdom on 11 December 2000. The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 23 December 2000 at number twenty-five.[4] It remained on the chart for five weeks and became the lowest charting single of Piper's career despite heavy promotion.[4][5] In Switzerland, the song debuted on the singles chart on 4 February 2001 at number sixty-six.[6] It failed to chart in Australia and New Zealand.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Walk of Life".

UK promo CD single

  1. "Walk of Life" – 3:49

International CD single
(SINCD23; Released 11 December 2000 (2000-12-11))

  1. "Walk of Life" – 3:49
  2. "Caress the Gold" – 4:56
  3. "Walk of Life" (Whirlwind mix) – 3:20
  4. "Walk of Life" (music video)

UK special edition CD 2
(Released 11 December 2000 (2000-12-11))

  1. "Walk of Life" – 3:49
  2. "Walk of Life" (Twister radio mix) – 4:16
  3. "Walk of Life" (Lottie's Midnight mix) – 7:18

European CD single

  1. "Walk of Life" – 3:49
  2. "Walk of Life" (Twister radio mix) – 4:16
  3. "Walk of Life" (Lottie's Midnight mix) – 7:18
  4. "Caress the Gold" – 4:56

UK 12" promo vinyl

  • A1. "Walk of Life" (Lottie's Dub) – 7:18
  • B1. "Walk of Life" (Lottie's Tool) – 9:18

Charts[edit]

Charts (2000) Peak
position
Swiss Singles Chart[7] 66
UK Singles Chart[5] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shenton, Mark. "Q&A: Billie Piper". Broadway.com In London. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  2. ^ Flynn, Jackie. "Yahoo! Music Album Review: Billie - 'Walk Of Life'. Yahoo!. 5 October 2000. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  3. ^ Robinson, Peter. "NME Reviews: "Walk of Life"". NME. 24 November 2000. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Chart Stats: Walk of Life". ChartStats.com. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Chart Log UK: 1994–2006: Howie B – David Byrne". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  6. ^ "Billie Piper: Walk of Life". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Discography Billie Piper". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 24 December 2008.