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Black – Wonderful Life

Wonderful Life” is a song by British singer Black from his 1987 album of the same name. Written by Black himself, Colin Vearncombe, the song was released twice as a single and was successful the second time, becoming a top ten hit in Switzerland, Germany, UK, France, Austria and Italy. First released in 1986 by Ugly Man Records, it initially peaked at #72 on the UK Singles Chart. The band then decided to re-release the song with a new record company, A&M Records after the success of “Sweetest Smile”. The single then reached a higher peak of #8 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1987. Wikipedia®.

Black – Wonderful Life (HQ)

Black started off as a UK trio including Liverpudlian Colin Vearncombe on vocals, but it soon trimmed down to Vearncombe recording on his own under the group name. In 1985 Vearncombe went through a messy divorce but out of it he wrote this ironically entitled minor key song. It was originally released in 1986 independently on Ugly Man Records peaking at #72 in the UK but it did enough to get Black noticed by A&M Records. They signed them and in June 1987 the single “Sweetest Smile,” which was also inspired by Vearncombe’s divorce, peaked at #8 in the UK. A&M then re-released “Wonderful Life,” and this time it became a massive hit worldwide. The only territory to release the record that didn’t have significant commercial success was the USA. The accompanying debut album then achieved over a million and a half sales worldwide. Songfacts®.

Black – Wonderful Life Lyrics:
Here I go out to sea again.
The sunshine fills my hair.
And dreams hang in the air.

Gulls in the sky and in my blue eyes.
You know it feels unfair.
There’s magic everywhere.

Look at me standing.
Here on my own again.
Up straight in the sunshine.

No need to run and hide.
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life.
No need to hide and cry.
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life.

Sun’s in your eyes the heat is in your hair.
They seem to hate you.
Because you’re there.

And I need a friend, oh, I need a friend.
To make me happy.
Not stand here on my own.

Look at me standing.
Here on my own again.
Up straight in the sunshine.

No need to run and hide.
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life.
No need to hide and cry.
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life.

I need a friend, oh, I need friend.
To make me happy.
Not so alone.

Look at me here.
Here on my own again.
Up straight in the sunshine.

No need to run and hide.
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life.
No need to hide and cry.
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life.

No need to run and hide.
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life.
No need to run and hide.
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life.

Wonderful life.
It’s a wonderful life…

Songwriter(s): Adelmo Fornaciari, Irene Fornaciari
Copyright: Zucchero Fornaciari Music S.r.l., Universal Music Italia S.r.l.

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