100 Years (song)

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"100 Years"
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Single by Five for Fighting
from the album The Battle for Everything
Released November 24, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:05
Label
Songwriter(s) John Ondrasik
Producer(s) Gregg Wattenberg
Five for Fighting singles chronology
"Something About You"
(2003)
"100 Years"
(2003)
"The Devil in the Wishing Well"
(2004)
"Something About You"
(2003)
"100 Years"
(2003)
"The Devil in the Wishing Well"
(2004)

"100 Years" is a song by American artist Five for Fighting. It was released in November 2003 as the first single from the album The Battle for Everything. The song's melody is borrowed from "Plainsong" by The Cure, originally released in 1989.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in January 10, 2004. It placed at number 30 on VH1's Top 40 Music Video Countdown of 2004, spending 18 weeks on VH1's weekly Top 20 countdown. In the video, images of Ondrasik singing and playing the song at the piano are intercut with fictional, idealized versions of himself as a 15-year-old boy, a man in his middle 40s, and a 99-year-old man, reflecting the song's lyrics. At the end of the song, Ondrasik meets his older self.

Chart performance[edit]

In December 2004, on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2004 chart, "100 Years" was ranked at number 77 for the year, though it peaked at number 28. "100 Years" was also the longest-running number-one single of the year on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, staying at number one for 12 non-consecutive weeks.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003–04) Peak
Position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 32
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 32
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 28
US Billboard Pop Songs[6] 40
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[7] 3
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[8] 1
Preceded by
"The First Cut Is the Deepest" by Sheryl Crow
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single by
May 8 – June 26, 2004 (first run)
July 17–31, 2004 (second run)
September 18, 2004 (third run)
Succeeded by
"This One's for the Girls" by Martina McBride

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