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"This Is Your Life" is a song by the alternative rock band Switchfoot, and their third single. "This Is Your Life" first appeared on the group's 2003 album The Beautiful Letdown and peaked at #30 on the US Modern Rock charts. The single also hit the U.S. Top 40 peaking at No. 31.[1]

"This Is Your Life"
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Single by Switchfoot
from the album The Beautiful Letdown
ReleasedSeptember 21, 2004 [1]
GenreAlternative rock
LabelColumbia/Sony BMG
Songwriter(s)Jon Foreman
Producer(s)John Fields
Switchfoot singles chronology
"Dare You to Move"
"This Is Your Life"

Of the three mainstream radio singles released from The Beautiful Letdown, this song was the least successful on the charts. It is also the only single from the album not to have a music video created for it.


Chart positionsEdit

Chart Peak
US Modern Rock Tracks 30
US Adult Top 40 36
US Billboard Hot Christian Adult Contemporary 9
US Billboard Hot Christian Songs 9

In the mediaEdit

  • The song was featured on the season 2 finale of science fiction TV show The 4400, as well as in nineteenth episode Blank of season four of Smallville.
  • It also was featured on the season 7 Charmed episode "Charmageddon".


In concert this song is played longer than the studio version, with a more psychedelic arrangement, in contrast to the electronica-tinged studio version. The concert version prominently features Jon Foreman screaming into the resonating chamber of his guitar, which distortes the screams to an eerie effect. During the Nothing Is Sound Tour "This is Your Life" often segued directly into "Happy Is a Yuppie Word". This combination was also played during a few performances of the Oh! Gravity. Spring Tour, one of which was notably captured on the band's official bootleg for the 21 February 2007 show in Calgary.


  1. ^ "Rock On The Net: Top 40 Archives". April 16, 2005. Retrieved 2007-10-26.

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