In This Life (song)

In This Life (song)

Infobox Single
Name = In This Life

Caption =
Artist = Delta Goodrem
from Album = Delta
A-side =
B-side = "Take Me Home"
"Breathe In, Breathe Out"
Released = September 15, 2007(Australia)
(see below for release info)
Format = CD, digital download
Recorded = Henson Studios (Hollywood, CA, USA)
Genre = Pop rock
Alternative pop
Length = 3:47
Label = Epic
Writer = Delta Goodrem, Brian McFadden, Stuart Crichton, Tommy Lee James,
Producer = John Shanks
Certification = Platinum (ARIA)Extra chronology
Artist = Delta Goodrem
Type = singles
Last single = "Together We Are One"
This single = "In This Life"
Next single = "Believe Again"
Extra chronology
Artist = Delta Goodrem Japan
Type = singles
Last single = " Flawed"
This single = "In This Life"
Next single =
Extra chronology
Artist = Delta Goodrem America
Type = singles
Last single = "Lost Without You"
This single = "In This Life"
Next single =
Extra tracklisting
Album = Delta
Type = studio
prev_track = "Believe Again"
prev_no = 1
this_track = "In This Life"
track_no = 2
next_track = "Possessionless"
next_no = 3

Misc = Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate Cover
Background = khaki

Lower caption = Limited edition cover
Extra album cover
Upper caption = United States Cover
Background = khaki

Lower caption = US single cover
Upper caption = Audio sample
Audio file= Delta_Goodrem_-_In_This_Life.ogg‎

"In This Life" is the first single of Australian pop singer Delta Goodrem from her third album Delta.Cameron Adams [,21985,22233451-5006024,00.html Back with a passion] Retrieved August 12, 2007 "Herald Sun" interview with Delta confirms new single] The song was written by Goodrem, Brian McFadden, Stuart Crichton and Tommy Lee James. The producer of the song is John Shanks (Hilary Duff, Take That, Bon Jovi, Ashlee Simpson). According to an article in the Herald Sun the song is "a more guitar-driven vibe and updates Goodrem's sound." Goodrem has recently re-shot the film clip for the album's American release. To promote the song in the United States , in the mid of September, Delta appear on the popular talk show David Letterman and sing "In This Life" and was very applauded after play the song.

The song was released on Australian radio on August 28 2007 and had a physical release through CD and Digital Download on September 15 2007.It was also released as the first single in the United States on April 15, 2008.


According to Delta she wrote the song just after Christmas. Stuart Crichton co-wrote the song and wanted Delta to use her well known letter ending: "Love & Light" in a song. In the start of the chorus Delta sings: [ [ Delta Studio Footage #3] "Delta Goodrem's official forum". Retrieved August 23, 2007.] "

You give me love,
""You give me light
"The song shows a more mature female. According to an article in The Daily Telegraph some lines are shown: "
I have faltered, I have stumbled,
""I have found my feet again, I've been angry
""I've been shaken, Found a new place to begin

Goodrem told the newspaper that she needed to deal with personal demons and feelings first to be able to write a song like "In This Life".Kathy McCabe [,22049,22232417-5001021,00.html Delta unleashes her sex kitten] "The Daily Telegraph". Retrieved August 13, 2007.] According to her biography on her official site the song "reaffirms new beginnings, celebrates perseverance, and rejoices in moving forward." [ Official biography] "Delta Goodrem official website". Retrieved August 29, 2007.] Goodrem also stated that she believed that "In This Life" is a great introduction for her new album. During a chat session on her official forum, Goodrem said the song was about "the journey you go on in this life and accepting what life throws at you and growing from the experience and concentrating on the positives in life." [ [ Delta's Q&a On Aug 29, for those who missed it] "Delta Goodrem's official forum". Retrieved August 31, 2007.]

The song is currently being used as the opening theme music to the Japanese anime series Deltora Quest.


The song has received positive reviews which praises Goodrem's new sound and look. commented: "In This Life is undoubtedly a Delta Goodrem song, it unveils a more sexy and mature sound for the artist who dominated the Australian airwaves after the release of her debut single, Born To Try.". The Herald Sun said "In This Life has a more guitar-driven vibe and updates Goodrem's sound."

Billboard magazine gave the song a good review, introducing Goodrem in the United States. Reviewer Chuck Taylor said about the song: "In This Life" is an ideal vehicle to fuel horsepower, showcasing frantic piano, turbine tempo, a singalong lyric about giving into love ... and a vocal that illustrates incomparable prowess." [Chuck Taylor [ Delta Goodrem: In This Life] "Billboard". Retrieved May 12, 2008.]

Music video

The video for the song was shot in Los Angeles on August 10, 2007, directed by Rocky Schenck. According to insiders the video shows the sexiest Goodrem has made to date, with Goodrem having in several scenes a Brigitte Bardot look. Goodrem herself said about making the video; "It took me a second to get back into gear because I haven't made a video for so long, but it felt better than ever."

The video premiered on August 31, 2007 on the TV program Sunrise. [ [ In This Life Video Clip Debut On Sunrise This Friday!, WORLD PREMIERE] "Delta Goodrem's Official Forum". Retrieved August 28, 2007.] Although the video has been criticised for being too "basic" it has been praised for its effectiveness by intentionally having a simple video with the focus placed upon Goodrem's personality thus creating a fresh and bright mood rather than a story and having special effects. Goodrem had also stated that she had wanted it to to be about her singing the song.

During the last weeks of March, Goodrem returned from California, where she filmed a new clip for the US version of In This Life. The video clip, in which she stretches seductively on a stretch of sand on Malibu Beach, will be used to introduce her to the US audiences, as well as a photoshoot for the new cover of her self titled album, Delta, which was released in the US in July. [] "Delta Goodrem lays it out for the US". Retrieved March 30, 2008.] [Daniel Kilkelly [ Delta Goodrem hoping for US success] "DS music". Retrieved April 25, 2008.] For the new video she worked with director Robert Hales (who has also shot videos for Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley) who choose to give a good introduction of Goodrem: her basics as an artist. Goodrem says about the video: "It's quite earthy and creative. It's going to be an introduction for me. I have to be at the piano. I have to introduce myself and say 'Here I am, this new artist'". The video premiered on Universal Music Group's YouTube channel on May 15, 2008. [ Delta goodrem: In This Life] "Universal Records official Youtube Channel". Retrieved May 15, 2008.] Throughout the video different leaves are created around her that can be compared with the way Goodrem's "Mistaken Identity" album cover was designed.

Chart Performance

According to the Today Show, "In This Life" was the number-one most added song on radio after it was released to radio. [ [ Interview with the Today Show] "Today Show". Retrieved September 9, 2007. ] It also debuted at number six on the national airplay charts [ "National Airplay chart"] . "The Music Network". Retrieved September 15 2007.] The week after it moved to number two. The song later hit #1 pushing Matchbox Twenty to #4.

In Australia the song debuted at number-one making it her eighth number-one single. She is now only behind Kylie Minogue and Madonna with the most #1 singles by a female artist. The song also debuted at #1 on the Physical Sales Chart and the Australian Chart, and it also debuted at #3 on the Digital Track Chart and has since peaked to #2. In France the song appeared on the official airplay chart at #85. No release date for France is yet known. The song also peaked at #1 on the Australian iTunes Store Top 100 pushing Britney Spears "Gimme More" to #2. In New Zealand, the song became the 10th most added song during the Christmas week and currently has peaked #8 on the radio airplay charts. "In This Life" was certified gold, with 35,000 copies shipped in its first week. In its thirteenth week it certified platinum. The song replaced "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston but was replaced itself by the song the following week. In Asia, it debuted at #9 on the MTV Asia Hitlist and peaked at #2. On Japan's download charts it has peaked the #1 position.

'In This Life' has subsequently been released to US radio on the 9th of April. It was first released to the Triple A radio format, and then to the Adult Contemporary and Hot Adult Contemporary formats. No information is currently known as to when it will be released the Pop and Contemporary Hits formats.

On June 17, 2008 Goodrem appeared for the second time on any Billboard chart with her single "In This Life". She debuted at #40 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart. Currently the song is at #26 [ [ Delta Goodrem:In This Life] "Billboard". Retrieved June 17, 2008.] According to Nielsen Soundscan the track has already sold 7,000 digital downloads in its week ending on June 24, 2008. [Keith Caulfield [ Ask Billboard] "Billboard". Retrieved June 20, 2008] In this Life has been used in Qantas frequent flyer ads. In This Life re-entered the Australian Singles charts on the 14th July at #68, a remarkable jump of 41 places from the previous week.

The updated mix is currently at #57 on the US iTunes Pop songs. [ [ iTunes Top 100 Songs ] ]

Track listing

;Australian CD Single 1 [ "IN THIS LIFE - CD1 (BONUS STICKER)"] . "Herald Sun". Retrieved August 28 2007.]
(Released: September 15, 2007)
# "In This Life"
# "Take Me Home":Comes with Bonus Sticker

;Australian CD Single 2 [ "IN THIS LIFE - CD2 (LIMITED EDITION) (BONUS POSTER)"] . "Herald Sun". Retrieved August 28 2007.] (Released: September 15, 2007)
#"In This Life"
#"In This Life" (acoustic version):Comes with bonus poster

;Australian iTunes Exclusive(Released: September 15, 2007)
# "In This Life"
# "Breathe In, Breathe Out";Japanese CD Single(Released: January 23, 2008)
# "In This Life"
# "Take Me Home"
# "In This Life" (acoustic version)

;US Digital Single(Released: April 15, 2008)
# "In This Life" (Updated Mix)


Release dates

External links

* [ Official Delta Goodrem website]


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