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"Symphony of Life" is a pop-dance song written by Tina Arena
Tina Arena
and Peter-John Vettese, produced by Vettese for Arena's fourth album Just Me (2001). It was released as the album's third single in Australia
Australia
on 16 September 2002 and the second single from the album in France
France
in October 2002. It was a successful single, becoming Arena's fifth top ten single in Australia
Australia
and her sixth top fifty single in France, where the song was also recorded in French. Arena states that the song challenged her and she is proud of the song.

Contents

1 Content and writing 2 Music video 3 Track listing 4 Charts 5 Live
Live
cover 6 References 7 External links

Content and writing[edit] In the inside cover of her 2004 greatest hits album, Arena states:

“ 'Symphonie', as the French say it, was a drastic departure from anything I had recorded before. I was living in Paris
Paris
and felt liberated by the experience. I think I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted to discover something new. By the end of that recording session in the winter of 2001, co-writer Peter-John Vettese and I felt like we had done just that. I still get a minor kick singing this floaty melody both on stage and in the shower. ”

Music video[edit] The music video for the song was directed by Yannick Saillet and had a colourful fantasy theme to the Metro Mix 7" version of the song. The video opens up to Arena walking on water wearing a brown dress and them comes across two girls in blue dresses dancing in pink flowers. The next scene, the chorus, shows Arena walking and dancing in a desert arena with many other girls dressed in brown. Once the second verse kicks in, Arena is then shown laying on grass with pink flower petals scattered around her and girls dressed in leaves are dancing. The last fantasy scene shows Arena walking and then dancing in an ice land with giant snowballs surrounding her and dancers dressed in white. The rest of the video shows parts of Arena dancing in the different fantasy areas. The music video was well received being played on Australian music channels Video Hits and Rage. Track listing[edit]

Australian CD single

"Symphony of Life" "Symphony of Life" (metro mix 7) "Symphony of Life" (Paul Mac's extended euroremix) "Symphonie de l'âme"

French CD single

"Symphonie de l'âme" (radio edit) — 4:03 "Symphony of Life" (album version) — 4:45 "Symphonie de l'âme" (metro mix 7) — 4:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak position

Australian Singles Chart[1] 8

French Singles Chart[2]1 48

1 "Symphonie de l'âme". Live
Live
cover[edit] "Symphony of Life" was performed live during season 2 of Australian Idol by eventual winner Casey Donovan on the Final 12 Australian Made theme night. Donovan received massive amounts of praise from the judges for this performance and she reprised the song at the grand finale at the Sydney Opera House where she was crowned the winner of the competition. The live version from the finale was used as a bonus track on Donovan's debut album For You. References[edit]

^ Australian ARIA Singes Chart - chart run. Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 25 January 2008. ^ French Singes Chart - chart run. lescharts.com. Retrieved 25 January 2008.

External links[edit]

Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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Tina Arena

Discography Awards and nominations

Studio albums

English

Strong as Steel Don't Ask In Deep Just Me Songs of Love & Loss Songs of Love & Loss 2 Reset Eleven

French

Un autre univers 7 vies Quand tout Recommence

Live
Live
albums

Vous êtes toujours là Greatest Hits Live Live: The Onstage Collection Symphony of Life

Compilations

Souvenirs Greatest Hits 1994-2004 The Best & le meilleur The Peel Me Sessions 2003 Greatest Hits & Interpretations

Other albums

Tiny Tina and Little John

Related articles

Now I Can Dance

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Tina Arena
Tina Arena
songs

Strong as Steel

"I Need Your Body" "The Machine's Breaking Down" "Strong as Steel" "Woman's Work"

Don't Ask

"Chains" "Sorrento Moon (I Remember)" "Heaven Help My Heart" "Wasn't It Good" "Show Me Heaven"

In Deep

"Burn" "If I Didn't Love You" "Now I Can Dance" "Whistle Down the Wind" "I Want to Know What Love Is" "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" "If I Was a River" "Aller plus haut" "Les trois cloches"

Just Me

"Soul Mate #9" "Dare You to Be Happy" "Tu es toujours là" "Symphony of Life"

Vous êtes toujours là

"Je te retrouve un peu"

Greatest Hits 1994–2004

"Italian Love Song"

Un autre univers

"Aimer jusqu'à l'impossible" "Je m'appelle Bagdad" "Tu aurais dû me dire (Oser parler d'amour)"

Songs of Love & Loss

"To Sir with Love"

7 vies

"Entends-tu le monde?"

Songs of Love & Loss 2

"Oh Me, Oh My"

Reset

"You Set Fire to My Life"

Eleven

"I Want to Love You"

Quand tout Recommence

"Tant que tu es là"

Other releases

"Turn Up the Beat" "Ti Voglio Qui" " Live
Live
for the One I Love" "Never (Past Tense)" "Voici les clés" "Only Lonely" "The Things We Do For Love"

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