When It All Falls Apart

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"When It All Falls Apart"
Single by The Veronicas
from the album The Secret Life of...
Released 21 March 2006 (2006-03-21) (Australia)
27 June 2006 (2006-06-27) (United States)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:14
Label Sire
Songwriter(s) Josh Alexander, Billy Steinberg, Jessica Origliasso, Lisa Origliasso
Producer(s) Josh Alexander, Billy Steinberg
The Veronicas singles chronology
"Everything I'm Not"
"When It All Falls Apart"

"Everything I'm Not"
"When It All Falls Apart"
The Veronicas U.S. singles chronology
(2005) 4ever2005
"When It All Falls Apart"
(2006) When It All Falls Apart2006
(2008) Untouched2008

"When It All Falls Apart" is the third single released from The Veronicas' debut album The Secret Life of... on 21 March 2006. It has been certified Gold for sales over 35,000 units in Australia. "When It All Falls Apart" charted within the ARIA Top 20 for 14 weeks. It was to be released in the UK as their first single in March 2007, but was later canceled. Their first official UK single is now to be "Untouched". The song was recorded in Simlish and is featured in The Sims 2 expansion pack Seasons.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "When It All Falls Apart" features The Veronicas waking up in their home to a party they had the night before. While cleaning they have flashbacks of the party to show their house got trashed, having a crocodile going around the house. At the end of their video they sit outside and sing the rest of their song. It appears like they're sitting in Director chairs outside their house in the end.


Eiza González a.k.a. "Lola" (for her role in the Mexican soap opera Lola...Érase una vez, or Lola...Once Upon a Time) is a Mexican singer/actress who made a cover in Spanish of this song called "Lo Que No Fue No Será" ("What Wasn't Will Not To Be") for the soundtrack of the Mexican soap opera Lola... Érase una vez. The Spanish translation is the same as the original title.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When It All Falls Apart" – 3:15
  2. "Heavily Broken" (live) – 4:23
  3. "Everything I'm Not" (Jason Nevins remix edit) – 3:30


"When It All Falls Apart" was successful in Australia, spending 7 weeks inside the top 10,[1] 23 in top 50, and 26 in top 100.[1]

Chart (2006) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2] 7
Belgian Ultratop Singles Chart (Flanders)[2] 19
Belgian Ultratip Singles Chart (Wallonia)[2] 14
Dutch Singles Chart[2] 83
New Zealand Singles Chart[2] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
Australia (ARIA) 42[1]


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[3] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone



  1. ^ a b c "The ARIA Report" (PDF). Pandora.nla.gov.au. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e When It All Falls Apart charts. THE VERONICAS – WHEN IT ALL FALLS APART (SONG) australian-charts.com. Accessed 8 December 2009.
  3. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.