"This Is the Life" is an indie pop / folk song by Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald from her 2007 album of the same title. It was released on December 10, 2007 in UK, and in April 2008 in most of European countries, becoming a major hit worldwide. It has so far been Macdonald's most successful single, topping five charts and reaching the top ten in 11 charts around the world. The music video consists of pictures of Macdonald and her friends' night out.
The song was first released in late 2007 in the UK, but achieved a moderate success, peaking at number 28. In 2008, it was then successively released in many European countries, achieving huge success on The Dutch Mega Top 50 and the Dutch Top 40, the Ultratop 50 (Belgium Flanders), the Ultratop 40 (Belgium Wallonia), and on FIMI (Italian) chart, the German Singles Chart and the SNEP (France) chart, where it was number 2. The song was also high ranked on the airplay and digital charts and had a long run in Austria, Switzerland and Belgium (Wallonia).