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L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. on Wikipedia
Single by Noah and the Whale
from the album Last Night on Earth
Released21 January 2011
FormatDigital download
GenreIndie folk
Writer(s)Charlie Fink
Producer(s)Charlie Fink
Jason Lader
Noah and the Whale singles chronology

"L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N." is a song by English folk band Noah and the Whale. The single served as the lead single from the band's third studio album, Last Night on Earth. The single was first released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 21 January 2011; managing to peak at number 14 and number 26 on the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Chart respectively.

The song has been noted for similarities to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Don't Come Around Here No More" and The Kinks' "Lola".[1][2]


  • 1 Track listing
  • 2 Chart performance
  • 3 Music video
  • 4 Charts
    • 4.1 Weekly Charts
    • 4.2 Year-End Charts
  • 5 Credits and personnel
  • 6 Release history
  • 7 References

Chart performance

"L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N." debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 30 January 2011 at number 37.[4] The following week, the single rose 7 places to number 30; before spending four consecutive weeks between the number 30 and 40 positions.[4] On 13 March, the single climbed 12 places from number 31 to number 19; falling a single place to number 20 the week after. Following a performance on Dancing on Ice, the single rose 6 places to a current peak of number 14; marking the band's second highest charting single since 5 Years Time. In 2011, "L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N." sold 242,000 copies in the UK.[5] The song made its debut on the Irish Singles Chart on 3 February 2011 at number 48,[6] climbing 12 places to number 35 the following week; where it spent two consecutive weeks then reached number twenty-six.[6] The song was the 5th highest selling rock single of 2011 in the UK.[7]

Music video

The music video for the song appeared on their YouTube channel on 7 January 2011[8] and stars both the band and British upcoming actor Dan Westwick.

Credits and personnel

  • Lead vocals, guitar  – Charlie Fink
  • Violin  – Tom Hobden
  • Bass guitar  – Matt Owens
  • Guitar  – Fred Abbott
  • Drums  – Jack Hamson
  • Producers – Charlie Fink, Jason Lader
  • Lyrics – Charlie Fink
  • Label: Mercury Records


  1. ^ "Noah And The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. (Single Review)". Stereoboard.Com. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Noah and the Whale Vs The Kinks | Milky Tea Kid Music Blog". 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  3. ^ "L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. - Single". iTunes. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Archive Chart: 2011-04-02" UK Singles Chart.
  5. ^ "The Top 20 rock singles and albums of 2011 revealed". The Official Charts Company. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Chart Track: Week 12, 2011". Irish Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "The Top 20 rock singles and albums of 2011 revealed". The Official Charts Company. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Noah and the Whale - 'L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.' (Official Video)". YouTube. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  9. ^ " – Noah & The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N." (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  10. ^ [1] Archived 15 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "iTunes - Music - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. - Single by Noah & The Whale". 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 

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