All My Life (Foo Fighters song)

All My Life (Foo Fighters song)

Infobox Single
Name = All My Life

Artist = Foo Fighters
from Album = One by One
Released = October 7, 2002
Format = CD
Recorded = May 2002
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 4:24
Label = Roswell, RCA
Producer =
Reviews =
Last single = "The One"
This single = "All My Life"
(2002) | Next single = "Times Like These"

"All My Life" is a song by the American hard rock band Foo Fighters, released as the first single from their fourth album, "One By One". The song won a Grammy for best hard rock performance, and spent ten straight weeks at #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, coincidentally succeeding Nirvana and their unreleased final recording, "You Know You're Right". Dave Grohl notes that the band had wanted a heavier sounding song to appear as a single, stating that the band were "coming out with "Learn to Fly" and "Next Year" and other songs that had middle-of-the-road melodies." [Kerrang! Legends: Foo Fighters pg.114]

Regarding the song's content, Grohl notes that "the middle section is about eating pussy and the verses are kind of vague." [Kerrang! Legends: Foo Fighters pg.114]

In March 2005, "Q" magazine placed "All My Life" at number 94 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.


According to Dave Grohl, the song: "was originally an instrumental and it went through a few different versions. At first it was really dissonant and noisy. The middle section sounded like "Wipe Out" [by The Sufaris] . It was just nuts! We recorded the instrumental and I had no idea how I was gonna' sing it. Again, that was another one that our manager said, "That's the song!" And we said, "Really? You think that's the one people will like?" [Kerrang! Legends: Foo Fighters pg.114]

Track listing

#"All My Life"
#"Sister Europe" (Psychadelic Furs cover)
#"Win or Lose"
#"All My Life (Director's Cut)"

* "Win or Lose" is a reworked version of an older song, "Make A Bet".

#"All My Life"
#"Danny Says" (Ramones cover)
#"The One"

Music Video

The video, directed by Grohl, consists of the band performing the song on stage in front of a video screen at The Forum in Inglewood, California, near Los Angeles. At the conclusion, it is revealed that they had been performing in an empty arena. The video was included on a DVD extra that was packaged with the CD version of the album.

Chart positions

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