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21st Century Life

"21st Century Life"
Sam Sparro
Released 21 July 2008 (UK)
Format 7", 12", CD
Genre Dance-pop, electrofunk
Length 4:21 (Album Version)
Label Island, UK
Sam Sparro singles chronology

"Black and Gold"
"21st Century Life"

"21st Century Life" is the 2nd single from Sam Sparro's eponymous album, released on 21 July 2008.[1]

The Song was featured on one episode of Britannia High and it is also the theme music to the BBC Three drama, Personal Affairs.

The song made it to BBC Radio 1's C-List, but was later dropped.

It was performed on the first live result show on reality television series So You Think You Can Dance Australia on 16 February 2009

Music Video

The video features Sam dancing and singing in front of bright backgrounds intercut with animations of cardboard cut-out characters. The video was directed by Mariah Garnett.[2]

Track listing

UK CD single
  1. "21st Century Life"
  2. "American Boy" (Radio 1 Live Lounge)
  3. "Black and Gold" (acoustic version)
  4. "No End In Sight"
  5. "21st Century Life" (Denis the Menace & Big World Club Mix)

Official versions and remixes

  • Album Version
  • JW Mix Radio Edit
  • The Count & Sinden Sidewinder Remix
  • Denis The Menace & Big World Club Mix
  • Eazy Remix
  • Kraak and Smaak Remix
  • Mac Project Main Mix
  • Mac Project Mix Instrumental
  • Steve Mac Dub
  • Steve Mac Remix


On 27 July 2008, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at #77 on downloads alone and peaked at #44. Even though the single was released in 2008 the song did not chart in the Australian ARIA charts until February 2009.

Chart (2008) Peak
Australia ARIA Singles Chart[3] 42
Japan Hot 100[4] 87
UK Singles Chart 44


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