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On the 26th of August in 1957, Dr. Alban aka Alban Uzoma Nwapa was born in Nigeria. It’s My Life is his biggest hit ever and one of the biggest Eurodance hits ever to hit Europe. Yes! This is one of the biggest Eurodance type of songs ever.

Over 7 first peak, 1st Place for It’s My Life by Dr. Alban in 1992

It is official that It’s My Life hit 1st place in more than 7 countries such as Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, and many more countries. This song is known in the entire world and it made millions of people dance.


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It’s My Life by Dr. Alban was released in April 1992 as the first single from his second studio album, One Love. It was a huge success and so the album did really well too.

Facts about It’s My Life by Dr. Alban

  • Production by: Denniz PoP
  • Songwriting: Dr. Alban
  • Female vocals: Gladys Del Pilar
  • Marie Bergman and Annelie Berg

The song had also enough airplay on US college radio stations to reach the Billboard Modern rock tracks in 1992 which is a pretty remarkable achievement for sure. R.S. Murthi from New Straits Times described It’s My Life song as “a righteous declaration of independence” and added that it “shows a genuine attempt at depth.”

Over 2 million copies of It’s My Life by Dr. Alban sold in Europe alone

“It’s My Life” went viral on the entire European continent. It even managed to get platinum in Germany for sales of over 500,000 units in the biggest Eurodance country in the world and that’s really great.

According to Infodisc website, about 91,000 copies of the single were sold in France too, so the hitlist info saying that the song came on 13th place must be wrong? In the Netherlands there the single sold 75,000 copies where the song reached 1st. and all over Europe, the single sold over two million copies in Europe.

All of the people behind this song, including the main artist Dr. Alban should be very proud of doing this song. It was played everywhere. I even remember that it was played on a Polish radio station broadcasting on the AM radio signals even.

A huge hit that changed Europe forever. It was one of the first real hits in the Eastern part of Europe. So that we only have gathered 7 1st place information for this song feels wrong. I think its at least more than 12 countries in the entire world. In Brazil and other countries in southern America. It’s My Life was also a huge hit there.

What did you do when It’s My Life fever went viral in 1992?