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BLACK - WONDERFUL LIFE (SONG)
Entry:26/06/1988 (Position 23)
Last week in charts:24/07/1988 (Position 48)
Peak:23 (1 weeks)
Weeks:5
Place on best of all time:4017 (87 points)
Year:1987
Music/Lyrics:Colin Vearncombe
Producer:Dave Dix
World wide:
ch  Peak: 2 / weeks: 16
de  Peak: 2 / weeks: 21
at  Peak: 1 / weeks: 16
fr  Peak: 2 / weeks: 22
nl  Peak: 10 / weeks: 12
be  Peak: 6 / weeks: 11 (Vl)
au  Peak: 23 / weeks: 5

7" Single
A&M 390 235-7 (de)



Cover


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7" Single
A&M / PolyGram TV 580 554-7 (uk)


TRACKS
1987
7" Single A&M 390 235-7 (Warner) [de] / EAN 0082839023573
1. Wonderful Life
4:49
2. Life Calls
3:51
   
1987
12" Maxi A&M 392 235-1 (PolyGram) [de] / EAN 0082839223515
1. Wonderful Life
4:49
2. Life Calls
3:51
3. Had Enough
4:58
4. All We Need Is The Money
4:23
   
15/02/1988
7" Single A&M / Mushroom AM 2969 (Warner) [au]
1. Wonderful Life
4:47
2. Sixteens
3:56
   
1994
7" Single A&M / PolyGram TV 580 554-7 (PolyGram) [uk] / EAN 0731458055471
1. Wonderful Life
4:47
2. Sweetest Smile
5:20
   

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
4:49High Life - 24 Hits à la ChartPolystar
816 610-1
Compilation
LP
1987
4:46Wonderful LifeA&M
395 165-1
Album
LP
31/08/1987
4:46Wonderful LifeA&M
395 165-2
Album
CD
21/09/1987
4:49Wonderful LifeA&M
392 235-1
Single
12" Maxi
1987
4:49Wonderful LifeA&M
390 235-7
Single
7" Single
1987
4:47Hit Connection 87EVA
208746
Compilation
LP
1987
4:49Cream Of Pop '88Polyphon
819 922-1
Compilation
LP
1988
4:47Wonderful LifeA&M / Mushroom
AM 2969
Single
7" Single
15/02/1988
4:49Die Hits des Jahres '88Electrola
1C 088-7 91037 1
Compilation
LP
1988
4:49Hit Pix '88 Volume IIFestival
CDAL 790763
Compilation
CD
1988
4:49Die neue KuschelRockCBS
CBS 463097 1
Compilation
LP
1988
4:49Die Stars und Hits des Jahres '88SOR
60 117 9
Compilation
LP
1988
4:49Gänsehaut & Herzklopfen - Romantic Hits Of LovePolyGram
845 122-1
Compilation
LP
1990
4:48Feel Like ChangeA&M
390 780-2
Single
CD-Maxi
1991
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262.687
Compilation
CD
30/11/1992
Pop Classics Vol. 4Arcade
8800098
Compilation
CD
1992
4:46The Best Of 1980-1990 Vol. 7EMI
686-7890202
Compilation
CD
1993
Time Life: The Rock Collection - Rock PassionTime Life
TL 527/25
Compilation
CD
1993
4:47Wonderful LifeA&M / PolyGram TV
580 554-7
Single
7" Single
1994
4:49The 80s (Media Markt)Polymedia
565 655-2
Compilation
CD
22/06/1998
4:48Now That's What I Call Music! 1987 [The Millennium Series]Virgin
NOWMIL-1987 / 5202742
Compilation
CD
21/06/1999
4:51The CollectionSpectrum
544 257-2
Album
CD
07/07/2000
4:23Top 50 Vol. 2 [FR]SMM
5006242
Compilation
CD
29/09/2000
4:47Ö3 Greatest Hits Vol. 19Universal
731458320029
Compilation
CD
30/09/2002
4:49History Of Pop 1987Brunswick
069 890-2
Compilation
CD
18/11/2002
4:47Die Hit-Giganten - SchmusesongsSony
515367 2
Compilation
CD
09/02/2004
4:49KuschelRock 18 [Swiss Edition]Sony
518 548 2
Compilation
CD
19/09/2004
4:4640 jaar Top 40 - 1987-1988Universal
981 937-6
Compilation
CD
11/10/2004
4:47Best Of Love SongsWarner
5050467-5613-2-8
Compilation
CD
20/10/2004
4:49Le top: 20 ans de tubes Vol. 1Universal
982 056-2
Compilation
CD
2004
4:49Nostalgie Classiques 80U.L.M.
983 850-7
Compilation
CD
17/03/2006
4:49One Shot 1987Universal
984 109-5
Compilation
CD
29/08/2006
4:49Softly Loving YouUniversal
06024 9843656 (1)
Compilation
CD
27/10/2006
"Mr. Hitparade" Udo Huber präsentiert ... Die großen 10Universal
06024 9849638
Compilation
CD
01/06/2007
4:49Life Radio Vol. 1Universal
06007 5307945
Compilation
CD
04/04/2008
4:50Les 100 plus grands tubes 80'sU.L.M.
530 898-5
Compilation
CD
20/06/2008
4:21Top Of The Pops: Year By Year Collection 1964 - 2006EMI Gold
2280872
Compilation
CD
07/07/2008
4:49Bestseller auf dem Plattenteller (83-87)Universal
531 441-0
Compilation
CD
21/11/2008
4:47100 Hits - More 80sDemon / Spectrum
DMG 100 027
Compilation
CD
16/02/2009
4:46I Am... RelaxedUniversal
5326679
Compilation
CD
04/06/2010
4:50Die ultimative Chart Show - Die erfolgreichsten One-Hit-Wonder (Folge 1)Polystar
06007 5331911
Compilation
CD
26/11/2010
4:47Sound Of The 80'sUniversal
5332085
Compilation
CD
07/01/2011
4:49Die ultimative Chartshow - Die erfolgreichsten Werbe-SongsPolystar
06007 5337785
Compilation
CD
16/03/2012
4:47Joe FM Hitarchief Top 2000 Volume 4ARS
8824165
Compilation
CD
21/09/2012
4:48Stars 80La Petite Reine / TF1
3717879
Album
CD
15/10/2012
4:47VivaCité - Love SongsARS
5341972
Compilation
CD
01/02/2013
4:48Hit Box 3CD - SlowsUMSM
534 375-3
Compilation
CD
07/10/2013
4:471000 klassiekers Radio 2 - De absolute top vol. 6Sony
88875029872
Compilation
CD
17/11/2014
MUSIC DIRECTORY
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BLACK IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Wonderful Life03/07/1988235
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Wonderful Life03/07/1988345
SONGS BY BLACK
All We Need Is The Money
Are You Having A Wonderful Life?
Ave Lolita
Birthday Night
Blondes
Blue
Butterfly Man
California
Call Of The Narc
Change Your Mind
Charlemagne
Cold Chicken Skin
Come Out Of The Rain
Dagger Reel
Don't Take The Silence Too Hard
Electric Church
Enough Is Enough
Everything's Coming Up Roses
Feel Like Change
Finder
Fly Up To The Moon (Black feat. Sam Brown)
Grievous Angel
Had Enough
Hardly Star-Crossed Lovers
Have It Your Own Way
Her Coat And No Knickers
Here It Comes Again
Hey Presto
Hey, I Was Right You Were Wrong!
History Of Rock 'N' Roll Part 1
Human Features
I Can Laugh About It Now
I Can Let Go Now
I Hate You (Don't Leave)
I Just Grew Tired
If You Want It You Can Have It
If You're All Done Dying
I'm Not Afraid
In A Heartbeat
It's Not Over Yet
It's Not You Lady Jane
Jump
Just Like Love
Just Making Memories
Learning How To Hate
Leave Yourself Alone
Leaving Song
Let Me Watch You Make Love
Let's Talk About Me
Life Calls
Listen
More Than The Sun
Most Of The Day (And All Of The Night)
My Lover
Nice
No-One, None, Nothing
Now You're Gone
Paper Crown
Paradise
Paradise Lost
Ravel In The Rain
Same Mistake Twice
Scrapbook Of Ghosts
She's My Best Friend
Signal Black Spot
Sixteens
Sometimes For The Asking
Stephen
Stormy Waters
Sweet Breath Of Your Rapture
Sweetest Smile
Swingtime
Teenage Wall
That's Just Like Love
The Big One
This Is Life
To Take A Piece
Tomorrow Is Another Night
Tonight We Cross The River
Too Many Times
Two Churches
Walk On Frozen Water
Water On Snow
What Makes A Fool
What You Are
Whatever People Say You Are
Wish The World Awake
Wishing You Were Here
Wonderful Life
You Are The One
You Don't Always Do What's Best For You
You Lift Me Up
You're A Big Girl Now
ALBUMS BY BLACK
Abbey Road Live
Are We Having Fun Yet?
Between Two Churches
Black
Comedy
Live At The Bassline
Master Series
Millennium Edition
Road To Nowhere - Live 2001
Smoke Up Close
The Accused
The Collection
Water On Snow
Water On Stone
Wonderful Life
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 5.18 (Reviews: 245)
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*****
wonderful
******
the best of all times for me!!
******
Supergut!
*****
5
******
Just like in the title - wonderful.
*****
Good...
******
Black (real name Colin Vearncombe) had to wait three years for this song to hit big. Originally released in 1985, this is one of the finest melancholy pop moments of all time. At first, a song full of dark moods and hopelessness. But with its "hopefull" lyrics and Caribbean chiming drums, the mood can be interpreted anyway you like.
*****
This is a decent track indeed! I find the relatively boring vocals quite ironic though considering the title of the track - how mysterious haha.
Last edited: 08/02/2013 13:52
****
Nice song.
*****
Peaked at #7 in Australia, 1988 (AMR).
Last edited: 18/04/2013 06:03
******
Great, great song
****
Quite lovely.
***
3 stars
***
Not bad.
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