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"Old Before I Die" is a 1997 song by Robbie Williams, and the first single to be taken from his debut album, Life thru a Lens. The Oasis-influenced song became a number two hit in the United Kingdom when it was released in April that year.

"Old Before I Die"
Old Before I Die (Robbie Williams single - cover art).jpg
Single by Robbie Williams
from the album Life thru a Lens
Released14 April 1997
FormatCD single, Cassette
GenreBritpop
Length3:50
LabelChrysalis
Songwriter(s)Robbie Williams, Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian
Producer(s)Guy Chambers, Steve Power
Robbie Williams singles chronology
"Freedom"
(1996)
"Old Before I Die"
(1997)
"Lazy Days"
(1997)
Music video
"Old Before I Die" on YouTube

Contents

Music videoEdit

The music video features Williams performing for the camera with ageing rock stars as his backing band, and some fade-ins by the cameraman. There are also shots of Williams flying through the air.

Track listingEdit

UK CD1
  1. "Old Before I Die" – 3:50
  2. "Better Days" – 3:30
  3. "Average B-Side" – 2:58
UK CD2
  1. "Old Before I Die" – 3:50
  2. "Making Plans for Nigel" – 4:05
  3. "Kooks" – 2:36
Holland
  1. "Old Before I Die" – 3:50
  2. "Kooks" – 2:36
  3. "Average B-Side" – 2:58
  4. "Making Plans for Nigel" – 4:05
  5. "Better Days" – 3:30

ChartsEdit

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 56
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 30
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 47
Denmark (IFPI)[4] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 37
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[6] 23
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 11
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[8] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 53
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[11] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 33
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 2

Alejandra Guzmán versionEdit

"Quiero Vivir"
Single by Alejandra Guzmán
from the album Soy
Released2002
FormatCD single promo single
Recorded2001
GenreLatin pop, rock en Español
Length3:49
LabelBMG
Songwriter(s)Robbie Williams, Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian
Alejandra Guzmán singles chronology
"Volveré a Amar"
(2002)
"Quiero Vivir"
(2002)
"Lipstick"
(2004)

Mexican singer Alejandra Guzmán recorded a cover of the song titled "Quiero Vivir" (I Want to Live), and included it on her tenth studio album, Soy. The track was produced by Desmond Child who wrote the original version. The single did not chart in Mexico or United States.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart - Week Ending 24 Aug 1997". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Robbie Williams – Old Before I Die" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Robbie Williams – Old Before I Die" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ ChartsVentes. "World singles charts and sales TOP 50 in 20 countries: ROBBIE WILLIAMS".
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Robbie Williams – Old Before I Die". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  6. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (NR. 222 Vikuna 22.5. '97 - 28.5. '97)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Old Before I Die". Irish Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "HitParadeItalia - Top20 del 26 Aprile 1997" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Robbie Williams – Old Before I Die" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Robbie Williams – Old Before I Die". Swiss Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Robbie Williams: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.

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